Hello, and welcome to the Squirrel class webpage.
Class Teacher: Mrs Fowler-Simpson
Thank you for joining us to see what Squirrel Class is doing…
As Squirrel Class teacher, I am really pleased to say that the children are settling in brilliantly to the new term.
We are very lucky to be assisted by Mrs L. Booth in our lessons, with Mrs G. King joining us on a Tuesday. We also have Mrs Jones come to teach us on a Thursday when I, Mrs Fowler-Simpson, am out of the classroom.
In this first half term, we will be looking at The Tunnel (Anthony Brown) and Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown) as part of our Text-Led Curriculum.
During this time, we will be looking at a variety of reading skills including; making predictions, drawing inferences and retrieving and recording information from a text.
When writing, we will be focussing on dictation, creating settings using description and using punctuation to show speech.
This half term, we will be focussing on our knowledge of place value and the number system up to 1000.
Following this, we will learn different methods to help us with addition and subtraction as well as beginning to look at multiplying and dividing.
Throughout our learning, we will be introduced to lots of new methods and then shown how to apply these to problem solving.
In school, we are following an exciting new scheme (The International Primary Curriculum) for the wider curriculum this year.
The International Primary Curriculum, IPC, bases the lessons taught to the children around a theme whilst also teaching the underlying ‘Personal Goals’ of adaptability, respect, communication, cooperation, morality, thoughtfulness, resilience, enquiry and international mindedness throughout lessons.
We are starting off with the topic of ‘Footprints from the Past’, which has a main focus on dinosaurs whilst covering fossils, historical timelines and artwork.
We have PE lessons on Monday and therefore, it is important to bring our PE kit in at the beginning of each week.
Additionally, we are very fortunate to be able to go swimming at Mildenhall Swimming Pool for this term – we must remember our swimming things for this!