Week beginning 12th March 2018
This week in maths it's been all about money, we have been counting pennies, buying currant buns from the bakers shop and working out how much in our purses we had to spend.
In English we have read the story of Dogger, it's about a little boy who has lost his favourite toy but all ends well, we have been trying to remember the different parts of the story.
Our topic focus this week was 'Police' and we enjoyed looking at all the different ways the police can help us.
On Thursday we celebrated Lewis's 10th birthday with a cake and a game of musical chairs.
We had a little café on Friday to support our money work.
Star of the week was Lydia for her independence skills.
Wow Squirrels have had a very busy week and I have uploaded so many photo's we wanted to share with you.
Maths has been great fun this week we have been comparing weights and learning about heavy and light, the see saw was so much fun.
In English we had world book day. everyone looked amazing and our book choice was 'room on the broom' we had great fun making a potion and it bubbled over.
It was Matthews birthday and he bought a cake to share with his friends.
Our topic focus this week was 'The Vet' and we enjoyed role playing being a vet and had 2 real guinea pigs to examine, Buster and Ginger from Welbeck class, we listened to their heartbeat, looked at their ears, weighed them and had lots of cuddles too.
This week in maths we have been finding numbers on a number line and trying very had to work out one more, some of children have also been working on one less!
In English we have been looking at initial letters and matching pictures to letters.
We have a new and exciting topic this term 'People who help us' and this week we have looked at the role of the fireman. I think this will be a fun topic with lots of dressing up.
Week beginning 12th February
This week in maths we have been learning all about symmetry, we have used mirrors and bricks to see lines of symmetry.
In English we have been following instructions and enjoyed making sandwiches and pancakes they were yummy.
We are working on our turn taking skills in PHSE and have enjoyed playing games with our friends.
Week beginning 5th February
In maths this week we have been trying to follow and create patterns, we have made shape patters and colour patterns.
In English we are learning all about instructions and have been playing lots of action songs.
In topic we explored the school grounds and some of us even managed a sneaky play on the trim trail.
For internet safety day we learned that you cannot always be sure who you are talking to on the internet and we dress up in disguises can you spot who's who from our photo's?
Week beginning 29th January
In Maths we have been looking for shapes around school, we found a lot of 2d shapes in unusual places.
In English we have been finding initial letters in words and beginning to build cvc word. We are enoying our daily phonics session and really love Phonics Bug games.
We are still working on directions with the bee bot but I think we have just about got the forward and backward movements.
In cookery we made some rather unusual smoothies.
Week beginning 22nd January
In maths this week we have been learning all about the different 2D shapes and how we can tell the difference between a rectangle and a square.
In English we have a new book called 'The way to the zoo' it is about a little girl who finds a magic door in her bedroom that takes her down a corridor to the zoo, it is getting funny as she has started to take the animals home with her and we are not sure what her Mum will think of that!
In topic we have been trying to match staff in school to their jobs, some were a little tricky.
We are still working on friendships and sharing toys with our friends.
Our 'Star of the Week' this week was Lewis for fabulous swimming.
Week beginning 15th January 2018
In maths we have been practising our 1:1 correspondence counting in as many ways as we can.
In English we are trying to get really good at our handwriting and letter sounds.
We have been getting to grips with our new topic this week and have been finding different places in school.
Our art this week was all about using chalks and blending them together.
It was great to have Tyler join us horse riding this week he really enjoyed it.
Squirrels have had a great start to the new year. We welcome Tyler to the school and look forward to getting to know him.
In English we are reading a funny book 'This book just ate my dog' and we are working on our hand writing.
In maths we are looking at matching the correct number of objects to the number and we are getting really good at it.
Our new topic is about our school and our local area and we are trying to find places in school that we are not too familiar with. We will also look at the different jobs people do.
This week we have been working on long and short and tall and short in maths. In English we have learnt all about how important labels are and have been labelling the puppets.
Horse riding is going amazing and the children are getting really confident.
This week we made beautiful poppies as an mark of remembrance.
Squirrels class have made a great start to the term. We have been role playing our number songs and Ashton certainly played the part very well.
On Wednesday some of Squirrels class went on their 1st horse riding lesson and we are super proud of them, we had a great ride through the woods.
In English we are learning all about labels.
Our new topic this term is African tribes and we all enjoyed the tale of Handa's surprise and those sneaky animals who stole the fruit.
This week we joined in a whole school Hindu day and Squirrels class all enjoyed a variety of activities including designing our own mehndi hands, making rangoli patterns using natural ingredients and joining in a Hindu workshop.
Week beginning 9th October
This week we have been focussing on understanding yesterday, today and tomorrow in maths and have used the symbol timetable to help jog our memories.
In English we have had great fun acting out the story of 'The 3 Billy Goats Gruff' and we even had a bridge and masks, the children are really good at remembering the repetitive phrases.
Socially we are working on playing and sharing together. We are also learning how to look after our teeth and enjoy singing along to the brush your teeth song and brushing the rather big set of teeth.
Week beginning 2nd October
Squirrels class have had another busy week and this week we have been working on initial letter sounds and getting to grips with writing our names, some squirrels children can also write their surnames.
In maths we have been getting to grips with our numbers and finding lots of fun ways to understand the value of numbers.
We have also been working on turn taking and sharing games with others.
Week beginning 25th September.
Our maths learning this week has been all about following patterns. We have used blocks cars and shapes to make and follow patterns.
We also enjoyed sorting the zoo animals into their different environments.
Cooking this week was all about pizza making.
Week beginning 19th September 2017
Squirrels class have had a lovely start to the new school year getting to know all our new pupils and staff.
In English we have really enjoyed reading and joining in with the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'.
In maths we are getting to grips with counting objects and sequencing numbers.
Our topic this term is Zoo animals and we have read 'Dear Zoo' and made some masks of zoo animals.