Welcome to the Squirrel class page
Squirrel class comprises of Years three and Years four, and covers the Lower Key Stage Two curriculum. Our class teacher is Mr. Turner and we are supported by Mrs. Olphin, Mrs. Cutmore and Mrs. Miller. In addition to this, Mrs. Cutmore covers Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
This half-term's topic
For this half term, Squirrel will be exploring all things Rainforest, including the layers of rainforest, the people who live there, and where rainforests are located in the world. In English, we will be looking at the novel, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', by Roal Dahl creating some descriptive pieces of writing based around the narrative. In maths, we will focus on multiplication and division and the written methods used to work out problems systematically, amongst others things, such as negative numbers in temperature and measurements in centimetres, millimetres, millilitres and metres! For more information on other subjects, such as Science, P.E. and R.E., see our topic grid below.
Homework has been sent out for the remaining two weeks of the term and we would be grateful if completed pieces of work could be returned by the 30th of May. However, if you would like additional time to spend on one or two of the homework choices, please feel free to do so over half term! If your child has not brought a homework grid (or their homework books) home with them, feel free to come in and grab a copy after school.
What we've been up to
Following on from our introduction to iconic Scientists and Inventors topic, the children have begun an experiment into what plants really need to grow and thrive. We have planted several climbing beans in pots and housed them in a selection of different, controlled conditions. Squirrel class have also started building topographical (3D) maps of South America, which is home to one of the rainforests we have taken a particular interest in - The Amazon. The children have been experimenting and exploring clay tools to create different textures, such as rocky mountains and smooth, sandy beaches. In the coming weeks, we will explore what it is like to live in the rainforest and how the people there survive, as well as continue our research into the towns and cities of South America and the river that runs through the amazing Amazon Rainforest!
Our cricket team from Squirrel class did a fantastic job of representing the school in a tournament today. Not only did they come second in the tournament, but they also showed lots of team spirit and determination. Congratulations and a big well done!
Squirrel class have been lucky enough to experience a range of different sports through out this half term, that encouraged and enabled them to set personal targets and to identify where to make improvements. These included sports such as golf, fencing and boxing.