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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Squirrels - Year 1 and Year 2

Welcome to Summer Term

Our topic for summer is Coastline:

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire. This project teaches children about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour, pattern and form. They also explore various artistic methods, including drawing, printmaking, and 3-D forms, using paper and clay. This project also teaches children about making and strengthening structures, including different ways of joining materials.

 

Summer 2

Book: The Lighthouse Keeper series by David and Ronda Armitage

Sci – year 2 Living things and their habitats – around the world Year 1: Seasonal changes

Hist – Captain James Hook, Jobs around the coast in the past

Geo – continued from main project

RE - 1.5 What makes some places sacred?

Art – N/A

DT – make a beach hut

PE - PE - PE: Real PE (physical year 2) and Athletics

Real PE – Health and Fitness (Y2) and Athletics and Games

Computing – Presenting ideas,  Health, well-being and lifestyle

PSHCE – Changing me (5-6)

 

 

 

Summer 1

Book: Grandad’s Island

Sci – year 1: uses of everyday materials

Year 2 – living things and their habitats

Hist – N/A

Geo – coastlines, how to be safe by the sea, tourism, map reading and coordinates

RE - UC 1.4 What is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings?

Art – painting, media, sand painting

DT – N/A

PE - PE: Real PE (physical year 2) and Athletics

Real PE – Health and Fitness (Y2) and Athletics and Games

Computing – Spreadsheets, Online Bullying  and Online Reputation

PSHCE – Relationships (6-7)

Welcome to Spring 2

Movers and Shakers

 

This term we will be continuing our topic around Movers and Shakers but will have a focus on Geography and DT.

 

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

 

Geography – Let’s explore the world - This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. They learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world. They also compare England to Somalia. Children carry out fieldwork, collecting primary data in their locality to answer geographical questions.

 

DT – Remarkable recipes - This project teaches children about sources of food and tools used for food preparation. They also discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. The children choose and make a new school meal that fulfils specific design criteria.

 

A very warm welcome to you all. Our class page is where you will find all of the up-to-date information about Squirrels class - routines, reminders, class topic, home learning etc.

 

This page is updated regularly so do not forget to check back frequently! Miss Lakin is the class teacher and Miss Bottrill supports in Squirrels class. 

 

Follow our school Twitter page for daily posts and updates from the classroom!  @walton_primary

 

 

Topic books: Matilda and The Way Back Home

Sci – Yr2 - Plants – Growth and Care

Yr1 - introduction to plants

Geo – let’s explore the world

RE – UC Why does Easter matter to Christians?

DT – remarkable recipes

PE - Real PE (creative year 2) and real dance

Computing – Questioning (2.4 – 5 lessons)

PSHCE – Healthy Me (5-6)

 

Spellings

-The children are all given spellings to practice on a weekly basis – children will have 10 spellings a week. 

-Please support your child to do this in a variety of fun and exciting ways.

-We use the website ‘Spelling Shed’ to support the practice of spellings and they are updated every Friday.

-Your child’s login has been sent home with them.

-Tests will be held on a Friday.

 

If you have any questions or an issue with Spelling Shed, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

 

PE

PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Please send your child to school dressed in their PE kit, including a warm tracksuit top for outdoors. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure your child can take out and put in their earrings independently.

 

Monday Afternoon

The children will be doing Modern Foreign Languages with Mrs Freeman in spring 2.

Welcome to Spring 1

Movers and Shakers

A very warm welcome to you all. Our class page is where you will find all of the up-to-date information about Squirrels class - routines, reminders, class topic, home learning etc.

 

This page is updated regularly so do not forget to check back frequently! Miss Lakin is the class teacher and Miss Bottrill supports in Squirrels class. 

 

Follow our school Twitter page for daily posts and updates from the classroom!  @walton_primary

 

 

Topic books: Matilda and The Great Explorer

Sci – Yr2: everyday materials

Yr1: exploring everyday materials

Hist – significant individuals that changed the world

RE – who is a Muslim and what do they believe

Art – mix it and still life

PE - Real PE (cognitive year 1) and real Dance

Computing – Coding (1.7 – 6 lessons)

PSHCE – Dreams and goals (6-7)

 

Spellings

-The children are all given spellings to practice on a weekly basis – children will have 10 spellings a week. 

-Please support your child to do this in a variety of fun and exciting ways.

-We use the website ‘Spelling Shed’ to support the practice of spellings and they are updated every Friday.

-Your child’s login has been sent home with them.

-Tests will be held on a Friday.

 

If you have any questions or an issue with Spelling Shed, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

 

PE

PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Please send your child to school dressed in their PE kit, including a warm tracksuit top for outdoors. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure your child can take out and put in their earrings independently.

 

Outdoor learning

At Walton we love learning outdoors!

Please send your child to school with their forest school clothes on a Monday (long sleeve top and long trousers), for more information please look on the forest school page.

 

 

Welcome to Autumn 2
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

 

A very warm welcome to you all. Our class page is where you will find all of the up-to-date information about Squirrels class - routines, reminders, class topic, home learning etc.
 
This page is updated regularly so do not forget to check back frequently! Miss Lakin is the class teacher and Miss Bottrill supports in Squirrels class. 
 
Follow our school Twitter page for daily posts and updates from the classroom!  @walton_primary


Class book: The Queens Knickers / The boy who grew dragons  
Sci – Year 1 – animals including humans about animals 
Year 2 – animals including humans’ growth 
Hist – Castles through the ages 
Geo – Structures, towers, and bridges from around the world
RE - UC 1.3 Why does Christmas matter to Christians?
Art – N/A
DT – building/ making a castle 
PE - Real PE (social year 1) and Real Gym  (yr2)
Computing – Animated story books (purple mash) / self-image and identity (Evolve) 
PSHCE – Celebrating difference (5-6)

 

PE
PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. 
Please send your child to school dressed in their PE kit, including a warm tracksuit top for outdoors. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure your child can take out and put in their earrings independently.
 
Outdoor learning
At Walton we love learning outdoors! 
Please send your child to school with their forest school clothes on a Tuesday (long sleeve top and long trousers), for more information please look on the forest school page. 

   

Remote Learning

Below you will find a user guide for both TEAMs and Showbie. These are the platforms that we use to provide online learning. If you have any issues with logging on and accessing the learning, please get in touch!

Welcome to Autumn 1 

A very warm welcome to you all. Our class page is where you will find all of the up-to-date information about Squirrels class - routines, reminders, class topic, home learning etc.

 

This page is updated regularly so do not forget to check back frequently! Miss Lakin is the class teacher and Miss Bottrill supports in Squirrels class. 

 

Follow our school Twitter page for daily posts and updates from the classroom!  @walton_primary

 

Class book: Supertato / Boy Zero

Science: – Year 1 – animals including humans about me

Year 2 – animals including humans’ diet and health

History:  Florence Nightingale / making a superhero mask

RE: 1.2 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

DT: healthy eating and fitness

PE: Real PE (personal - year 1) and Real Gym (yr1)

Computing: Online/Computer Safety (2.2)

PSHCE: Being me in my world (6-7)

 

Important Information

Homework

  • Children are also expected to practice on either Times Table Rockstars or Numbots at least 3x a week.
  • Read at home 5x a week

 

Spellings

-The children are all given spellings to practice on a weekly basis – children will have 10 spellings a week. 

-Please support your child to do this in a variety of fun and exciting ways.

-We use the website ‘Spelling Shed’ to support the practice of spellings and they are updated every Friday.

-Your child’s login has been sent home with them.

-Tests will be held on a Friday.

 

If you have any questions or an issue with Spelling Shed, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

 

Reading

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. Reading books will be changed weekly.

 

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.

 

PE

PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Please send your child to school dressed in their PE kit, including a warm tracksuit top for outdoors. If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure your child can take out and put in their earrings independently.

 

Outdoor learning

At Walton we love learning outdoors!

Please send your child to school with their forest school clothes on a Tuesday (long sleeve top and long trousers), for more information please look on the forest school page.

 

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