Welcome to Squirrel Class
We are Squirrel Class and we are a mixture of Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Pre-School. Our Teachers are Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Denham. Mrs Keenan and Mrs Ord also work with us.
This term our topic is ‘Wonderful Woodland’. We will be learning about the history of our village and our school. In Geography, we will be looking at maps and comparing the features of our village with that of a city. We will link this to English through the story of ‘Town Mouse and Country Mouse’. We will also be mapping our walks around the village. In Science we will look at what happens in farming through the year. We will be visiting Beamish Museum and enjoy a pop-up museum in school from Auckland Castle.
Our topic is ‘All Change’ and we are starting off by learning through the topic of Superheroes and how they change.
We will be creating a superhero den, designing costumes, writing fact files and learning about some real life heroes from the past.
Throughout the term we will be observing seasonal changes as winter turns to spring. After half term our work
will be based on Traditional tales. We will be storytelling, acting out stories and making up our
own versions of traditional tales.
This term our topic is “All at Sea”. We will be reading a variety of stories linked to the theme and using these as inspiration for writing. During our visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth beach we will find out more about habitats and characteristics of sea creatures. We will be investigating electrical circuits and will use our learning to make a lighthouse complete with a light which works. In History, we will study the lives of Grace Darling and Captain Cook as well as comparing seaside holidays today and in the past. In Geography, we are going to compare the features of our village and a seaside town. Our role play area is going to be transformed into an Aquarium and an Ice-Cream van. After half term we will be engaging a whole range of pirate activities shiver me timbers!
You can view previous class work by clicking the links below: