‘Aim High’

Red Squirrel Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Hyland

Class 1 Teacher

Welcome back Everyone!                                                                                                                                                            

What an exciting Summer Term we have ahead of us!

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 are my priority!   

We have a busy and exciting curriculum planned for the Summer Term around our topic " Country to Coast" 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; The King of Tiny Things, Superworm and The Incredible Worm. Our topic will include finding out all about minibeasts and their habitats. We will also learn about where we live and compare this to the seaside. There will be lots of outdoor learning this term!

As part of our many planned reading activities your child will continue to regularly read to an adult in school, in a guided reading session or one to one with an adult. They will bring a reading book home every day too. As soon as your 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 are going to start learning Spanish this term on Mondays so do ask your child what they can remember!

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. 

Swimming will be on Tuesdays and PE on 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 Mondays and Wednesdays.

We hope that the covid rules will be able to be relaxed as the term progresses but, in the meantime, 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 the children have been doing.  

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

Sarah Hyland and Angela Ralphs

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Red Squirrel Class: News items

Counting in Tens, by Mrs Hyland

Absorbency, by Mrs Hyland

Red Squirrel Class: Blog items

A Cold Spring!, by Mrs Hyland

Chinese New Year, by Mrs Watts

Exploring Shape, by Mrs Hyland

Red Squirrel Class: Gallery items

Easter Gardens, by Miss Cordey

Caring for bees, by Mrs Watts

Christmas Journey Day, by Mrs Hyland

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