Welcome to Squirrels Class
How do we learn?
We are a Year 1 play based classroom. We have daily Literacy, Maths and Phonic lessons. We learn by being independent learners and taking control of our learning when we have exploring time.
Where do I learn?
During exploring time you have access to our Squirrel classroom, the Hedgehog classroom, the creative area and the garden. In each area there are specific activities for you to complete based on our topic.
Who helps us to learn?
Mrs Placentino is our main classroom teacher, she works Monday to Thursday. Our full time classroom teaching assistant is Ms Johnson. On a Friday Squirrels are very lucky to be taught by the headteacher and deputy headteacher; Mrs Hemery and Mrs Doy! Mrs Williams and Mrs Hutchins are the teacher and teaching assistant in Hedgehogs. Mrs Axenderrie, Mrs Hammond and Miss Bramley will also be working with small groups and individual children across KS1.
Learning and teaching
In Squirrels we really encourage reading. This includes reading a class book, but also includes reading library books, comics, newspapers and anything else they enjoy. The most important thing is to encourage a love for reading. Children who enjoy reading are usually better readers and writers. Each child is also given a ‘Bug Club’ login. This enables children to read e-books on the internet.
We also have logins to access ‘My Math’s’ which is an online website which has maths challenges linked to your class room topic.
Usernames and passwords for the above will be given out soon.
Other curriculum subjects such as Science, Geography, History, Art, DT, Music and Computing are taught through topic work sometimes during exploring time and sometimes as discreet lessons.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day. We suggest they leave them in school for the whole term.
Each fortnight we contribute to the school newsletter, letting you know what we have been doing in class and ways you can support this learning at home.
If you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see Mrs Placentino
Our topic this term is 'One World'