We are Squirrels class, we are in Year 1 and 2 and our teacher is Mrs Toft.
The Super Squirrels are set on their adventures of becoming a fully qualified superhero! Please help them by supporting you mini superheroes at home wherever possible! Below, you will find an outline of the learning that will take place this half term.
English - Talk for writing - The Three little pigs
Science - The human body and staying healthy
PSHE - Changes
PE - Cricket (This will take place every Thursday until the end of term)
RE - Judaism
Computing - Animated Stories
History - Superheroes in history
Homework - Spring 1
Please find the homework for this half term below. Please complete the highlighted task and choose a further two tasks. Completed homework needs to be in school by Wednesday 12th February so that we can share these as a class before the parent showcase.
The children are all given 10 spellings to practice on a weekly basis. Please support your child to do this in a variety of fun and exciting ways - there are a few suggestions in the front of the spelling book for you to try.
Please find spellings for the term uploaded below. The children will be sent home with their spellings for the term during the first week. Spelling Shed will continue to be updated, but they will no longer be printed on a weekly basis. Tests will continue to be held on a Friday.
Common exception words have also been included on Spelling Shed this term for your children to practice. A random 10 of these will be chosen for the end of the half term.
If you have any questions or an issue with Spelling Shed please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Children are issued with 2 school reading books and a reading record book. Books will be changed when the child is ready to move onto a new book (reading it fluently and showing an understanding of what has happened in the book). To increase independence, the children are asked every day to put their reading books in the 'Changing Box' if they feel their books need changing. Although books are changed throughout the week, adults in the Squirrels classroom check through all reading record books on a Thursday and will ask children to change their books where appropriate. When your child has read with you at home, please ensure you have written in the reading record - this will show us that they may be ready for a new book and will count towards their Rainbow Readers badges!
At Walton, we use Rainbow Readers as a reading reward scheme, to support with reading at home. Reading is such a vital skill for life, and one that is essential for accessing the curriculum further up the school. We are a book loving school, and really hope are children will become passionate and avid readers too! Each time your child reads 25 times at home, they get a different coloured badge. 200 reads gives the children a highly coveted gold badge. We count a maximum of 7 home reads each week - so, even though you may read more often, you only need to do a daily summary in the record book.
We ask that children are read with at least 5 times a week at home, but ideally each day. This can take many forms and doesn't need to always be 'school books' - books from home, magazines, e-readers, audiobooks, even cookery books all make interesting ways to access a wide range of vocabulary. If your child is a reluctant reader at home, do let us know - we have lots of strategies to support with this.
This Term (Autumn 1) we are lucky enough to have Mrs De Jongh and Mrs Charles running the library every Wednesday. The children are all able to choose a book from the library and change it every week!
PE takes place on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure a full indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school at all times so that we can do PE outside of these sessions if the opportunity arises. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure your child can take out and put in their earrings independently.
At Walton we love learning outdoors. Please provide your child with a named pair of wellies to keep in school at all times. This means that we can take learning outdoors whenever we can!