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. Cutmore and Mrs. Miller. In addition to this, Mrs. Cutmore covers Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) on Tuesday afternoons.
News 21st September
It has been a busy week in Squirrel Class. In literacy the children have been writing instructions on how to bath a stone age animal. They used their imaginations with some hilarious results. In science Squirrel Class have taken a close look at rocks found in this country. They then described them in detail and also sketched them. During art they all pretended they were from the stone age and got under the tables to create cave paintings. In R.E. they identified some of the important objects found in a synagogue.
News 14th September
In our second week back, Squirrel Class have been following instructions to sketch their own woolly mammoth and have researched what it was like to live in Britain during the Stone Age. In P. E., the children went outside on Monday for football, where they looked a different parts of the foot used when dribbling and kicking the ball, and enjoyed their first gymnastic lesson inside, where they began to explore various different shapes they could sequence together when travelling and jumping. In addition to this, we were excited to welcome Mr Paul Blunt to the class. We all worked together to become sports leaders for break-times, learning different skills to share with the younger children.
This week, Squirrel Class have begun their 'Stone Age to the Iron Age'' topic by creating artwork based on the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. The children created and blended their backgrounds resulting in gradient, using two or more colours, before using black sugar paper to build their Stonehenge. We have also researched mammoths in preparation for our class book, 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth', which we will be reading over the next two weeks and the children have created their 'sprites' in computing for their Stone Age games.
Homework for Squirrel class is set each half term in relation to our current topic. The activities included are ideas that you and your child (or children) could complete together. For example, you could select one activity a week or complete a couple over each weekend. Homework for our current topic, 'Art on your Doorstep' will be available soon.
Squirrel class will have weekly times tables tests. Times tables will be sent home in blocks for children to learn by heart. By the end of year three, children are expected to know their 3s, 4s, and 8s off by heart. By the end of year four, children are expected to know all of their timetables, from 1-12, off by heart.
Spelling booklets have been sent home for children to practise. Our spelling tests take place on a Friday.
Roman Shield Making
Squirrel class have been busy towards the end of our Roman's topic creating Roman inspired shields. Just like real Roman shields, the children used Roman myths, real life events and Roman colour schemes to inspire their designs.