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Squirrels Class

We are a class of Years 1 & 2 with our teacher Miss Jenny Sparkes and teaching assistants Lois Randle and Natasha Burstow.

For a parent's guide to national assessments for Year 2 (including a short video clip) click here .

For useful information on spellings the children need to learn, visit this website: Year 1   Year 2   
For some great phonics games and activities click here (linked with permission from this school!)

Autumn Term's Home Learning Tree

Autumn Term 2019 project overview

If you need to brush up on some tricky grammar vocabulary that children are starting to learn you may find this glossary useful!

The Wetter the better!

posted 10 Dec 2019, 00:27 by Jenny Sparkes

Squirrels had a wonderful time floating boats down the stream, measuring the water depth and enjoying a very muddy and wet Forest School time. 

Potatoes and turnips!

posted 9 Oct 2019, 03:30 by Jenny Sparkes   [ updated 9 Oct 2019, 03:34 ]


Terrific tractors (and other awesome machines)

posted 9 Oct 2019, 03:26 by Jenny Sparkes


Animals on the farm

posted 9 Oct 2019, 03:23 by Jenny Sparkes

We met lots of animals on the farm. We stroked a turkey, looked at a sheep’s teeth, watched a cow lick it’s nose, met the piglets and listened to the sound of 500 turkeys!

Finding patterns at the zoo

posted 9 Oct 2019, 03:16 by Jenny Sparkes

We looked for patterns and colours on the animals at the zoo. We liked the sunbathing meerkats!

Rainbow Soup

posted 18 Sep 2019, 06:29 by Jenny Sparkes

We made soup. We called it Rainbow Soup. It was called Rainbow Soup because it had nearly all of the colours of the rainbow in it. Red was pepper and tomato, orange was carrot, yellow was pepper and sweet corn, green was courgette and broccoli and red onions because they look purple. We all tasted it. Not everybody liked it but some of us did. We had to cut up vegetables and peel vegetables. Charlie and Olivia did the washing up.  By Lauren and Oscar 

Fantastic fun in the forest

posted 18 Sep 2019, 05:58 by Jenny Sparkes

We are so lucky to have this amazing learning environment next to our little school. The children have had a wonderful time exploring the woods again and looking for signs of Autumn. Blackberries have been picked and shared (and used as paint!) fungus has been found and puddles splashed in. We can’t wait for more forest fun. 

Awesome Aquarium

posted 11 Jul 2019, 14:15 by Jenny Sparkes


Ninja Warrior Course Designers and Testers

posted 9 Jul 2019, 10:57 by Jenny Sparkes

The children made their own obstacle course at Forest School which turned into a Ninja Warrior course. They used their knotting skills to tie the ropes and make it exciting. The children loved the trapeze and spiders' webs as well as the ramp at the end. Brilliant teamwork, great skills and lots of fun!

Author Visit

posted 9 Jul 2019, 10:37 by Jenny Sparkes

We enjoyed the visit by the author Clare Welsh. She shared two of her stories with us and we helped to act some out. We made our own rude ducks and sand art treasures. 

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