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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!)

Spring 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!

Icy art and fun

posted 22 Jan 2020, 05:59 by Jenny Sparkes

Squirrels enjoyed exploring icy puddles on the way to school on Monday so we thought we would try and make icy art on Monday afternoon ready to look at Tuesday morning. The results were amazing. They lasted most of the morning as well! Some children wanted to see if they could make frost angels and others just enjoyed looking at their creations. We even heard a woodpecker. We tried again on Tuesday night but it wasn’t quite cold enough. We learnt a lot about changing materials though. 

A knotty problem

posted 22 Jan 2020, 05:41 by Jenny Sparkes

Squirrels are learning to tie knots so that they can use them to help solve lots of problems. Today we tried a Reef knot using strawberry laces. The best thing was eating the laces afterwards! 

When it rains make boats!!!

posted 22 Jan 2020, 05:31 by Jenny Sparkes

We enjoyed our first trip to the woods this year. We made and floated boats down the stream and were followed by a very happy robin. 

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. 

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