Squirrels Class is a mixture of Year 1 and 2 children, all subjects are taught by Miss Freeman, and Mrs Windle with the help of our wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Bartlett and Miss Borthwick. During their time in Squirrels we all encourage the children to become more independent learners and thinkers. We also endeavor to develop the children’s skills and hope they are happy and motivated learners. We fill our day with lots of questions, exploration, kindness, friendship and hard work. In Squirrels we are transitioning from the EYFS curriculum to the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum, lots of reading, Maths skills, listening to and understanding of excellent stories, handwriting and fun topics are undertaken throughout Key Stage 1. Alongside all the wonderful work we do, we also have additional expert help from Mr Dunstan for P.E and Madam Gylphe for French. James comes in to teach guitar and whenever possible, external volunteers and visitors enhance the class learning. We follow a topic based curriculum, which changes on a termly basis. Our science, literacy, geography and art all link into this theme, ensuring we gain a good understanding of the topic whilst learning in a fun, enjoyable way.
A typical day in Squirrels consists of Phonics, English, Maths and handwriting in the morning. In the afternoon subjects such as Science, Computing, Art, Music, R.E. History and Geography are taught. We reading regularly with each individual child and provide guidance on how to help out at home.