It’s great to have super squirrels in the classroom.
Please check back here regularly for updates and to see what Squirrel Class have been up to.
Current Knowledge Organisers
Some of the Squirrels have been busy working at home on activities linked to our Oceans and Islands topic. Have a look and see what they have been up to.
Katsushika Hokusai is our artist this term. The children explored some of his works which depict his beloved Mount Fiji.
Here are some of the displays currently in our classroom.
Previously in Squirrel Class….
Archery and Fencing Workshop
We are always keen to try new sports and were pleased to be able to take part in archery and fencing workshops this week.
‘Out and About’ Home Learning
Check out what some of Squirrel Class have been getting up to at home linked to our current topic ‘Out and About.’
Squirrel Class have been exploring setting descriptions. They wrote their own based on the story, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield.
Year 2 had lots of fun following the ‘Draw with Rob’ tutorials. Look at their amazing Sausage Dogs!
Home Learning December 2020
Oceans & Islands Home Learning
Lots of our super Squirrels have been busy at home completing some of the home learning activities we set you. Have a look and see what your friends have been up to.
Home Learning October 2020
Check out what some of our Squirrel Class have been getting up to at home. Well done everyone!
Squirrel Class have enjoyed exploring and investigating Microhabitats in the Outdoor Learning area. A Microhabitat is a small habitat different to the local environment. We found lots of insects and had great fun!
We have been busy writing leaflets about Plastic Pollution. Can you spot yours on display?
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
The children will be expected to have their spelling books in school at all times as they will have the opportunity to practise during the week. Please support your child in learning their spellings.
Other useful links
At St. Peter’s we use Phonics as a way of teaching the children to read and write. We use the Letters and Sounds document as our basis and support it with Jolly Phonics.
Throughout Reception and KS1 the children receive a daily phonic sessions of twenty minutes. The children re-cap the sounds they have learnt and are then taught a new sound. It is practiced by taking part in a variety of phonic activities and then it is applied in their reading and writing.
Children are also taught to read and spell Tricky words, these are the words which they cannot decode.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.
Help your child practise their times tables. We are focussing on our 3 times table at the moment! We are also trying to get quicker recall on our 2s and 5s times table. There are lots of useful websites on the Maths area on our website to help you with this! Some are below: