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Year 1/2: Squirrels Class

Squirrels 21-22


Hello all,

Welcome to Squirrel Class. Our topic this term is Journeys. We will be looking into Amelia Earhart and Ernest Shackleton. Our class story is James and the giant peach. 


Want some children friendly websites about our topic? Click on the links below:


 I wouldn't recommend letting your children independently research Ernest Shackleton. Please do supervise the content of the websites your children are accessing. We will not be including some details of his expeditions that might cause any upset. 


Our school day and other important info

Our doors open at 8.40AM, with all children expected to be in by 8.50AM for the daily register.

PE is on a Tuesday but is fairly flexible due to hall slots and weather so please have a PE kit in all week and take them home on Fridays for washing. Now we are heading into the warmer weather shorts, white t-shirt and appropriate footwear is recommended. 

Reading books are now all logged online with Go Read, when you have read all your books please put your bookbag in our 'change me monster bin' that will be just inside the door at drop off and pick up times. If your bookbag is not in here your books will not get changed. 

Spellings tests have been postponed for now as we are focusing on spellings during our daily phonics lessons. 

Homework is set on PurpleMash. This is a website we use for our ICT lessons and by doing homework online the children are familiarising themselves with the website. 


This term we are looking into how stories have a beginning, middle and an end. When writing a story can we add adjectives and similes to make our story more descriptive? Expanded nouns phrases ( using 2 or more adjectives before a noun) are a great way of making our writing exciting.

What is an expanded noun phrase?

What is an adjective?

What is a noun?


In maths we are looking at multiplication, fractions and position and directions. I recommend that adults and children watch this short video on arrays. Arrays Arrays are how we first teach multiplication, children should be able to use this in solving a multiplication number sentence. 

Fraction lessons online

Fractions part 2

Multiplication lessons online

Multiplication part 2

Link to further lessons



It has been so lovely to see all the children and they are all settling into school life well. If you have any concerns or want to catch us for a quick chat we will always be at the door in the mornings and afternoons and are happy to listen. Alternatively you can always message us on Tapestry which we check regularly throughout the day.

The Squirrel team. 


 Here are some images of Term 1's topic dinosaurs: