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Welcome to Squirrel Class Page!
Your teacher is Mrs Beattie and our class LSA's are Mrs Wood and Mrs Morris.


This week we continued writing in English about Laika and other adventures in space. We are trying really hard to become confident writers, using capital letters, finger spaces and full stop. This week we learned to make our sentences longer by adding conjunctions as "and-because". We also learned how to add the suffix -un to change positive describing words into negative ones. 





In maths we have been finding out how to use our number bond knowledge to 10 to get to the number bonds to 20. We practised with part-part-whole models, ten frames and bar models to consolidate our understanding in this.

Within our topic " our local area" we have been using Google Earth to find the school and have a birds eye view of all the fantastic features it has. As we couldn't see everything because of the trees, we went on an expedition on the school grounds. We enjoyed running on the field, clambering over logs in the forest area and have a pretend picnic in the designated area. We also like balancing (with a little help) on the tree trunk in the wood area behind the play ground. We sang songs in the bandstand and had a good climb on the trim trail. It was a combination of PE and topic!

We made fantastic moon drawings with chalk and learned how to shade them with help of a rubber. 

Look at our moon!

Our star of the week is............




With so many changes in teachers, routines and activities this week, Evie has shown fantastic adaptability skills. She was as always very kind and thoughtful to others and delivered great work and effort in all the things she has done. Well done! 



Oxford Reading Buddy  

It is important that you continue to use Oxford Reading Buddy to read a range of books whilst learning at home. The quizzes are important and should be done as independently as possible. We look forward to seeing how much you are reading. 


Well done to the following children who have read on Oxford Reading Buddy this week:




You can all put up 100 house points for your fantastic reading!


Remember we should be logging onto Oxford Reading Buddy at least twice a week and completing the quizzes too.

To use My Maths, please follow the instructions below to help get you started.  Your child has been allocated their own log in which you can find in the front of their homework book.  My Maths will be set every 2 weeks :) 

My Maths Shout Outs!



Remember you get 20 house points for completing your my maths homework.