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Year 1 - Squirrels

Welcome to Squirrels

Welcome to our Squirrels class page.

Welcome back Squirrels after what I hope was a lovely Easter break.


We have been continuing to look at the stories of Julia Donaldson, thank you to all the children who have brought in books for us to share. We finished our week performing our play - The Giant Jumperee, to the reception children. The children were amazing! They worked collaboratively in groups and all had lovely clear voices! I think the year R children really enjoyed watching them.


In Maths we have looking at the first stage of multiplication which is how many 'groups of' objects and we have also been continuing to look at 3D shapes, try this link!


With the phonics test not far away we have been focusing on the teaching of the phonics words, reading and writing them. Ask your child what sounds they have been learning!


Please continue to read with you child to help improve their fluency. Try asking them some questions about what they are reading or to spot some of their phonics sounds in the text.


With the weather now looking a little dryer we are able to hold our PE sessions outside and so this may vary each week, but will usually be on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.


Please also can you make sure that your child starts to bring in a hat (clearly named) as the sun is beginning to become very strong.


Mrs Oakerbee, Mrs Card and Mrs Parish.

Learning Videos - maths


We have introduced some learning videos to share the children's learning journeys and strategies that we are using in maths. The introductory video introduces the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) and the steps on the learning journey. In subsequent videos we explain each strategy in more detail. The learning videos can be found on Hedgehogs class page, we hope they are helpful!