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Welcome to Squirrel Class!

“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 2 - Do we all celebrate things in the same way? 



This terms topic will start by focusing on traditional and modern rhymes and asking questions such as – ‘How can we stop Humpty from breaking?’. We will be visiting the local farm to find out about how animals are affected by the changing weather, baking jam tarts with the Queen of Hearts and exploring our local environment to pick some Pumpkins!  


We will move on to exploring the changing weather as we approach Christmas. We ask who we might find at the different poles and would polar bears and penguins ever be friends? We will experience looking at different celebrations in our culture and others such as Diawli and Christmas. There will therefore be a focus on Science, Geography and RE.   


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: 







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Understanding of the World

 In the first part of the term, we will be looking at how to care for animals and learning about hibernation. We will move on to learning about how special days are celebrated around the world. We will be learning about lots of different countries and making comparisons between different places. This will help us to answer if Polar Bears and Penguins could ever be friends? We will be learning about and using lots of different technology.


Expressive and Creative Development

Over the term, we will take part in lots of different creative activities. We will be having lots of fun painting, modelling, sticking and creating and generally getting messy. We will be looking closely at objects and draw them using different media and materials. We will continue take part in role play to act out the stories we hear and we will learn different songs and poems. 



Tuesday 5th November 

Tuesday 19th November 



Old,warm clothes is all that is needed!

Homework Term 2

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