Welcome to Squirrels class 2020-21
Squirrels Class Team
Our Teachers are Mrs Birrell and Mrs Flashman
Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Coles, Miss Judge and Mrs Skilton
Our Lunchtime Leader is Mrs Negru
Week 8 Home Learning: 1st to 5th March
Week 7 Home Learning: 22nd to 26th February
Week 6 Home Learning: 8th to 12th February
Week 5 Home Learning: 1st to 5th February
Week 4 Home Learning: 25th to 29th January
Week 3 Home Learning: 18th to 22nd January
All the additional resources for Week 3 are on Purple Mash under the 2Dos section. We don't expect you to do every one of the 2Dos for this week; they are suggestions.
Week 2 Home Learning: 11th to 15th January
Below are the additional documents (click on the name to download):
Castle Sheet (Use this to talk about the features of a castle. This will prepare the children to draw and label their own castle picture)
'Ch' Words Sheet (Either print and write on the sheet or just write the words in an exercise book)
Winter 'I Spy and Count to Ten' Sheet (Count how many snowmen, robins etc and write the numbers in an exercise book, using the Number Formation Rhymes mat in your paper pack to help you)
Home Learning for 6th to 8th January
Below you will find our Home Learning ideas and activities for this first week. Please remember that Reception children need short, sharp bursts of directed learning: a maximum of 20 minutes at a time (sometimes 10 minutes will be plenty!). You will find the routine that works best for your child and your circumstances. As a suggestion, try for three or four focused learning sessions each day with breaks for free play and physical activities.
Children: make sure you help with tidying up, preparing food, cooking and getting dressed by yourself! Are you practising zipping up your own coat when you go for a walk and using a knife and fork independently?
We look forward to seeing you all again when we can. We are here for you on email and phone in the meantime. Be kind to each other and keep smiling!
Love The Reception Team xx
Our Christmas Party
We played lots of party games, including 'Santa, Santa, Snowman' (a festive version of Duck Duck Goose) and Musical Hoops! Mrs Shuman also delivered two gifts to us that had been left by a mysterious visitor wearing a red suit....
Our Christmas Lunch
Thank you to Debbie and the kitchen team for our delicious Christmas lunch. We loved chatting together and finding our cracker gifts!
Thank you to all parents for providing costumes for your children and a special thank you to Miss Coles for making some Camel and Donkey headbands. We are so proud of all the children. They did their very best to learn their dance and to perform it beautifully. We hope you have enjoyed watching the charming video. Here are a few still photos we managed to get - excuse the blurriness on some of them [it's not easy staying still when you're excited :-) ]
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
We have been busy preparing our classroom for Christmas! In our 'choosing time', we have been acting out the nativity story and working hard in Santa's workshop :-)
Festive Forest School
We loved placing our handmade snow globes and other Christmas decorations onto our favourite 'friendship' tree in the woods. We continued the fun by sharing the story of Stickman and finding our own 'stick families'.
In forest school, we mixed up our own mud paint and continued our learning about Diwali by drawing Mehndi decorations on our hands.
We explored 2D shapes in our playground and in the woods. Look how many shapes we found and made!
Children in Need Day
Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need! We enjoyed wearing our own clothes and making Pudsey Headbands :-)
We all shared photographs of special times and talked about how we celebrated.
Beat Goes On Workshop
We were buzzing with excitement during our 'body percussion' workshop with Ollie from Beat Goes On! We made sound effects for a storm, starting quietly and becoming very loud. We especially liked jumping up and clapping for a crash of thunder! We composed our own piece by tapping out the syllables of our names on our tummies, chests and knees. We also loved using body percussion for new versions of two of our favourite nursery rhymes!
We have enjoyed our time exploring and learning in the woods each Thursday, whatever the weather!
We have been exploring the number 5. We discovered some shapes we could make with 5 multi-link cubes and selected Numicon pieces that made 5.
In our free play, we chose to design and make our own models from recycled materials. We enjoyed displaying them and showing them to our class.
Here's a few of us enjoying our 'Choosing' time in the classroom.
Here's a glimpse of our learning in our outdoor area.
Welcome to our new Squirrels Class! We are so proud of the way that you are all settling into school life and learning our school values. You have been busy exploring our classroom and outside environment and playing together.