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Year 1/2: Squirrels Class

Squirrels 21-22


Hello all,

Welcome to Squirrel Class. Our topic this term is Heroes and villains. We will be looking into our emergency services and significant heroic individuals in history. 


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

Significant people  

 Video on how to call 999



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 Wednesday 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 place value one last time, money and time. 

Place Value

At this point of the year we should all know our numbers to 100 and that 2 digit numbers are made up on tens and ones. 

Place Value BBC

Link to place value lessons This link includes place value from 10 all the way up to 1000. Please choose the lesson you feel is appropriate for your child. 

Place value game


Money online game

Online money lesson


O'clock BBC

Half past BBC

Online time lesson


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: