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.
Home learning in squirrel class (during lockdown 2020)
Since school closure for all year groups Squirrel Class have been together at home using an online classroom ‘Seesaw’. The children have created their own online work journals. Work has been set daily following a termly topic. This has included ‘Under the sea’ and ‘Ready, Steady. Grow’ The children have uploaded work daily to their journal and they have received feedback by both teachers and teaching assistants for each piece. The children have enjoyed activities such as flower pressing, designing their own smoothies, painting snail patterns, cracking morse codes and growing potatoes to name a few. Children have enjoyed sharing their work, commenting on others work and seeing each other via the online classroom. It has meant the children have continued to see each other and remain in contact with their friends and teachers.
Click on the links below to read our latest class newsletter and view our curriculum topic web.
Please see the curriculum page for details on our Catch-up and Blended Learning Curriculum offers.
Welcome back Squirrels for another fun packed term. This term our topic is ‘Fire Fire!’ We are excited that the fire service will be coming to visit us on the 1st October. Here is the curriculum map and homework for this term:
It was Squirrels’ turn to do archery last week. They did brilliantly. We had a story about a castle first, the children were interested in how the moat might be defended. Special congratulations to Arthur, who got an award for independent work at archery.
We have been looking at Life Cycles in science and were very excited this week when the tadpoles hatched. Have a look at the link to see the first stages in their development….. tadpoles
On Wednesday we had the most fantastic trip to Copsegrove Farm in Bisley for some forest school work. This time though, we took Mums, Aunties and Grandmas with us. It was a fabulous day including learning about the fabulous 4 who live in the woods, keeping the badger warm challenge, making plaster footprints and not […]
Take a look at our wonderful miniature circus’ that we have made. They are wonderful. The children planned and designed their circus from the colour of the tent to the performers inside. The children created fire hoops, tightropes and even a trapeze in their designs. We thought carefully about the best materials to use in […]
We enjoyed a visit from Mr Sensible who taught us some fantastic new circus skills. We had the chance to try a variety of tricks including tightrope walking, spinning plates and scarf tricks to name just a few. At the end of the session we shared our new circus skills with a performance to our […]
Remember that homework for this term is due in on Wednesday 3rd April. We cannot wait to see all your wonderful topic work that you have created at home. Please see the link below to view the homework topic grid: Homework_circus Spring 19
Class 1 have been cooking recently. We decided to learn to cook some simple healthy food. When we learnt about traditional tales in English we read the Magic Porridge Pot and made porridge for snack time. In RE we made and shared pancakes one week and Jewish Latkes another. We followed a recipe when we […]
Our school is situated in an AONB, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with several SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) nearby, the most prized designation for a nature site. Immediately we step outside, we are surrounded by a great diversity of plants, insects and birds. In the evening we can hear owls from the […]
Squirrel Class held a book sale on Thursday with books supplied by the Cotswold Canals Trust. The children enjoyed being shop-keepers and hardly noticed that they were having a maths lesson. It was lovely to see children so excited by choosing books for themselves. The children bought about 150 books and with a few donations […]