Welcome to Squirrel Class web page.
We are a small friendly class of 19 children. We have three adults in the class all the time. We work in a creative and interesting classroom and use our busy outdoor learning space every day as well.
We also like to visit places for our learning. Recently we have been to Slimbridge, Nature in Art, Copesgrove Farm and Outer Space (in a space dome!) We also like to have lots of interesting visitors to our class. This year we have been visited by a hedgehog, a guide dog, a scientist, an illustrator, a drummer and a large snake. We have also had live music performances from a cellist, double bass player and violinist.
Our learning is topic based, which brings it to life for the children. Forthcoming topics are dinosaurs, transport, dungeons and dragons and animals.
Our class has a strong interest in children’s emotional and social development. We have a class Yeti who teaches us to keep on trying if we can’t do something yet. We have weekly circle time and put our values into practice helping each other and raising money for good causes. This term we have helped the Hedgehog Hospital and a cancer charity. Our children are confident to be individuals.
Our class is mixed age. There is a family feel to the class and the older children are supportive towards the younger ones. The mixed age class means that we can all work at our own pace. All of the children are able to engage in learning through play and working alongside older children allows us to stretch the younger children academically as soon as they are ready.
The adults in our class are enthusiastic and caring. Mrs Lees is a great dancer and is renowned for her amazing English lessons. Mrs Fowles is a marathon runner and looks after the school running club. Ms Bashford is a musician. She loves science, especially hands-on experiments in the classroom. Mrs Hunt is a great artist and Mrs O’Malley likes to share her knowledge of sign language and First Aid
Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and Year 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum. The Year 2 children are well prepared for their end of key stage tests, whilst enjoying a fun, engaging varied curriculum
Click on the links below to read our latest class newsletter and view our curriculum topic web.
Class 1 parents meeting 2018
New Reception Parents Presentation
Homework Autumn 18
Let’s have a roaring good time finding out what Eastcombe Primary School has to offer! We are offering a pre-school stay and play session with a dinosaur theme on Thursday 18th October, 1.30-2.30pm. No need to make an appointment, just turn up and have some fun. We look forward to meeting you.