Welcome to Autumn 2!
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. Mrs Lee and Mr Carlin support in Squirrels class.
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Overall topic – School Days
Class book – The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
Science Topic – Materials and our Senses
Geography – Map reading, locality and school grounds
History – Victorian schools
Art/DT – Kandinsky, colour mixing, Victorian games
Music - Charanga
Computing – Automated story books
RE - What do Christians believe God is like?
PE - Real PE (Social)
PSHCE – Difference and Diversity Being Healthy.
Children’s homework will be set weekly using Showbie. This will be alternate maths and English each week.
Children are also expected to practice on either Times Table Rockstars or Numbots at least 3x a week.
-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.
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.
PE takes place on a Monday and Thursday 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.
At Walton we love learning outdoors!
Please send your child to school with their forest school clothes on a Wednesday.
Year 2 children will also be undertaking their phonics screening check this term - WB 30/11/20.
This is being completed this term as the children did not get chance to do it because of lockdown. Please see information regarding the phonics screening check below.