Red Squirrel Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hyland

Class 1 Teacher

Welcome back Everyone!                                                                                                                                                            

It is so lovely to see all the children back in school again! Welcome back to our Year 2 children and a big welcome to Red Squirrels Class to our Year 1 children. And a specially big welcome to the new children who have joined us and are new to Clive School!  Everyone has settled into the class beautifully and the children are all coping brilliantly with the guidelines that are keeping us safe.

The continuing "bubbles" mean it is still not quite so straightforward for me to meet up with parents in school but it is important that you know you can catch me any day at the drop off or pick up times if you have any concerns or queries, or send me a message on Seesaw so we can arrange a convenient time if needed. Despite the current restrictions the happiness and wellbeing of your child is my priority!   

We have a busy and exciting curriculum planned for the Autumn Term around our topic " Journeys"  which we will tell you about on our blog and on Seesaw but I hope you will soon start hearing about it too! We will be introducing the topic through some brilliant stories; Jack and the Flum Flum Tree and Grandad's Island. Our topic will include looking at different forms of transport, famous adventurers like Amelia Earhart and incredible true stories like the story of The Titanic. 

As part of our many planned reading activities your child will continue to regularly read to an adult in school. They will bring a reading book home regularly too. As soon as you child has read this book please send it back to school so we can change their book and quarantine their old  book ready for another child to read. 

All the children will be working on different phonics and spellings each week. Each week's spellings will be available on Seesaw so the children can practise them at home before an assessment on Monday. All the children will have some spellings to focus on each week. The Year 1 spellings will be based around the phonics they are working on and common words they use in their writing whilst the Year 2 spellings will be practising the spelling rule they are looking at that week. 

We go to the Woodland School site every Thursday, rain or shine so all children will need to be wearing their wellies and waterproof coats and trousers (even if it is dry as you might be surprised how much time they spend crawling, rolling and lying in the mud!) As well as our usual Woodland School activities and learning we are now also regularly enjoying sharing a Class Worship together on the Woodland Site.  We provide a school snack but the children may bring their own if they prefer and they all need their own water bottle. The children will wear their Woodland School clothes all day on Thursdays but will need a dry pair of shoes for when we return to school. 

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays this term. The children will come to school on these days in their PE kit, which they will wear all day. This means that they will only come to school in their school uniforms on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

These are still very strange times, for the children and the adults, but the children have adapted so well to all the covid guidelines and it is wonderful to see them all learning and playing in a fun, safe and happy environment with their friends again. Mrs Ralphs and I will continue to post work and photos on the Seesaw site and the school website so you can see the amazing work they have been doing.  

If you have any concerns or queries, large or small, please do get in touch. 

Sarah Hyland

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Along with our three core values, Respect, Responsibility & Resilience, we will be exploring the importance of 'Thankfulness' during Worship time.