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Welcome to Squirrel Class!

Miss Moss and Mrs Tilley 

“The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.”

Bill Gates

Our curriculum

We plan opportunities for children to:

  • Be open-minded
  • Be brave
  • Be inquisitive
  • Be optimistic
  • Be individual!

We want children to value themselves, others and learning!

A day in Early Years

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Term 3 - Can we have a pet penguin at Palmarsh?



This terms topic will start by focusing on Penguins and the Arctic however as always, planning is the result of observation and assessment of the children and can change direction at any time to suit their interests and developing needs. This coverage may therefore change. 


Weeks 1 and 2 : Who is this? (Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers)

Weeks 3 and 4: Can we be penguin experts? (Penguin by Polly Dunbar, Non-Fiction books about Penguins) 

Weeks 5 and 6: Arctic Experts!!



Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and we will change everything.

And I mean everything.

Jeanette Winterson



We use Read Write Inc (Ruth Miskin)  to deliver Phonics teaching. Our phonics sessions are focused and fast. We want children to ‘keep up’, not have to ‘catch up’ and so we reinforce learning for those that need it throughout the day.



We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will make story maps to help us when retelling them. We will use non-fiction books and the internet to find out information. There will also be a variety of shared and independent reading and writing activities as well phonics lessons. Some of the stories we will be sharing are: 









Tuesday 21st January 

Tuesday 4th February

Tuesday 18th February 


Homework Term 3

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