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Welcome to our Squirrels class page.


Well what a busy last 2 weeks of term we had! Our Elmer topic I think has got to be my favourite, probably because the children have the opportunity to be amazingly creative. We had some great art work with the children printing Elmer pictures in the style of Andy Warhol and creating their own colourful Elmer's using their paint mixing skills. I hope you all agree that their 3D Elmer models were amazing as were their stories.


In our Maths this week we have moved onto counting in 10's and the children had great fun hunting for the 10's numbers and then finding 10 of things on the nature trail. Whilst many of them can now count in 10's they still find it difficult to write the numbers and we will carry on with this for a short while next term before moving onto counting in 5's. Have a watch of this to help your child count in 10's

or to get them ahead why not share this with them to help count in 5's


Coins are another way to encourage your child to count in 10's or 5's - let them sort out your coins and see if they can add them up by counting in 10's or 5's.


Well done to all of you that are continuing to read with your child. again we can't emphasise enough the importance you play in helping you child to read, we at school can't do it on our own. This weeks winners were Jenson and Annabelle , well done for reading with your adult! Please keep reading with your child (and record it in their record books) and encourage them with the lure of winning a book or a magazine!


PE this term will normally be on a Monday and a Wednesday (although this is subject to some change!) Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school. I've learnt some super new activities on the PE training course I have recently attended - all linked to the REAL PE that is taught throughout the school. The skills they learn through PE are lifelong skills that are transferable throughout the whole curriculum.


It was lovely to see so many of you at parents evening and again for celebration of work, I'm sure you will agree your children have been working incredibly hard and should be so very proud of themselves! Enjoy half term and see you all back to school on Monday the 19th of February for another very short but busy half term.


Mrs Oakerbee, Mrs Card and Mrs Davey.

Many hands make light work!!

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