Welcome to Squirrels
Pupils: We are a year 2 class
There are 9 pupils in class, 5 boys and 4 girls
Teachers in Squirrels:  Emma and Helen
Emma H (Monday-Wednesday)
Helen P (Thursday- Friday)
Support Assistants: Clare, Jack, Nic, Louise (on a Tuesday)
The Summer term topic is 'Favourite Books'.  The termly overview will be attached below. 
During this topic we will encourage the class to look at, listen to and share favourite books to encourage a love of reading.  Please do drop us an e-mail in Squirrels to let us know your favourite books.  We will also listen to number songs and rhymes. The focus in technology is all about being a 'Young Investigator' and part of this will link in with using books to find out about new information as well as using the internet.  We will focus too on the e-safety message of always knowing what the children are accessing via technology.  Sharing books, listening to stories and looking at objects / puppets linked to the books is such a wonderful activity to do; it can take as long or short a time as your child is able focus on; the most important part it is that it is a fun and enjoyable time to spend together. 
Photos and messages can be sent in via e-mail to Emma or Helen.  Teams will be using e-mail and phone calls to let you know how the children are getting on.  For those of you learning from home there are lots of learning activities on this page.
As always you can e-mail us or phone if there is ever anything you need to tell us or ask.  We always love to hear from you.  It is important to be kind and look out for each other, so please don't be on your own if there is anything you need to talk about, or that we can help with. 
Here are some useful websites and activities linked with our curriculum that you could try at home:-
Rhymes and stories
Thinking and problem solving activities :-
Number songs
Music and fun action songs to get you moving :-
Sensory activities:-
Squirrels Timetable
Here is the Squirrels Timetable. We thought it might be helpful to know the order of lessons that the children have each day. 
Termly news and photos 
Autumn Term 2020
We are so pleased to say the children are all settling well into Squirrels class and adapting well to new school routines.  For some of the children - they have moved classroom, for those who have stayed - they have new classmates and for others - they have moved into a completely new school!  We are so proud of each and everyone of the Squirrels.  
Our focus is around settling in, being calm and enjoying being in school.   Opportunities to visit the tyre park and explore in the forest area have been very relaxing and a good way to use our senses to explore.  We have also been doing lots of working and playing in class too.  Here are some photos of us settling into school.  We hope you enjoy looking at them. 
Christmas 2020
The run up to Christmas has been a little bit different this year, but we have still had lots of fun.  We have been busy with Christmas crafts, cake making, exploring Christmas related sensory resources, looking at Christmas books; a focus on the Christmas story and also the Story of "Stick Man".   
Father Christmas even popped in for a visit!
Here are some photographs of us enjoying the Christmas activities:-
Spring Term 2021
Our Spring topic is all about ' Exploring the stars'.  At the start of the topic we listened to our space songs; please find the links below.   
Plus there are lots of activities you can access on Education City https://www.educationcity.com/  and Espresso Discovery Education (just let us know if need your log in sending again).
We would love to see photographs or videos that the children have enjoyed doing, please feel free to email them over to us (Helen/ Emma).  
Internet Saftey
Try these fun websites that we are going to use for our e-safety topic.
Just click on an image to get there!
Special events
Easter Activities
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Summer Term 2021
Here are some photographs of Squirrels class busy with their St George's Day activities.