Squirrels Class

We are a class of Years 1 & 2 with our teacher Miss Jenny Sparkes and teaching assistants Hannah Warner 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!)

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

See below for an overview of this term's learning and the Home Learning Tree

A Guide to Squirrel Class 2020.pdf


Class information

Squirrel Project plan Autumn 2020 Parent Version.pdf


Learning overview Autumn Term

Squirrels Home Learning Tree- Autumn 2020.pdf


Home learning tree

Here are some of our blogs from the old website...

Phonics Support Materials — Jul 19, 2020 7:21:48 PM

Terrific Tournament — Jul 10, 2020 3:10:14 PM

Noodle Jousting and Noble Steeds — Jul 7, 2020 6:50:27 PM

Super start to Science Week — Mar 9, 2020 10:51:12 AM

We love science! — Feb 7, 2020 4:15:53 PM

Icy art and fun — Jan 22, 2020 1:59:16 PM

A knotty problem — Jan 22, 2020 1:41:13 PM

When it rains make boats!!! — Jan 22, 2020 1:31:40 PM

The Wetter the better! — Dec 10, 2019 8:27:53 AM

Potatoes and turnips! — Oct 9, 2019 10:30:53 AM

Terrific trctors (and other awesome machines) — Oct 9, 2019 10:26:46 AM

Animals on the farm — Oct 9, 2019 10:23:01 AM

Finding patterns at the zoo — Oct 9, 2019 10:16:10 AM

Rainbow Soup — Sep 18, 2019 1:29:26 PM

Fantastic fun in the forest — Sep 18, 2019 12:58:11 PM

Awesome Aquarium — Jul 11, 2019 9:15:43 PM

Ninja Warrior Course Designers and Testers — Jul 9, 2019 5:57:27 PM

Author Visit — Jul 9, 2019 5:37:25 PM

Delamore House — May 17, 2019 8:27:48 PM

Gymnastic Fantastic — May 17, 2019 8:26:04 PM

We're going on a bug hunt (making a house for woodlouse) — May 17, 2019 7:49:52 PM

We're going on a bug hunt (making a house for woodlouse) — May 17, 2019 7:49:28 PM

Year 1s having fun — May 17, 2019 7:43:02 PM

Year 1s having fun — May 17, 2019 7:41:14 PM

Year 2s taking on lots of challenges. — May 17, 2019 7:35:11 PM

Exploring Aboriginal Art — Mar 26, 2019 4:18:09 PM

Internet Research — Mar 18, 2019 6:25:40 PM

Fun at Forest School — Mar 17, 2019 9:15:35 PM

Can you save the person at the bottom of the cliff? — Mar 17, 2019 9:03:59 PM

Is it a solid or a liquid? — Mar 14, 2019 4:30:51 PM

Super Science — Mar 14, 2019 4:26:12 PM

Stunning STEM — Mar 14, 2019 4:14:32 PM

Wet and wild — Feb 7, 2019 8:42:28 PM

Snowy zoo trip — Feb 3, 2019 6:34:20 PM

Skills that Forest School helps to develop — Jan 24, 2019 3:42:27 PM

Amazing design and make project — Dec 2, 2018 7:17:50 PM

Meet Our Student Teacher — Nov 2, 2018 1:16:36 PM

So many smiles — Oct 13, 2018 7:16:28 PM

Animal Alphabet — Oct 13, 2018 6:54:59 PM

'Real PE' — Sep 20, 2018 6:54:44 PM

Why did the mushroom go to a party? — Sep 14, 2018 6:08:25 PM

Settling in and being busy — Sep 14, 2018 6:53:37 AM

If you go down in the woods today... — Jun 26, 2018 6:53:06 PM

Guided Walk on the Moor — Jun 26, 2018 6:38:21 PM

The science of puddles — Jun 15, 2018 7:59:19 PM

Forest School fun — Jun 15, 2018 3:27:39 PM

Our teddies came to visit — Jun 13, 2018 4:20:33 PM

We visited Sparkwell Church to find the features. — May 20, 2018 8:01:15 PM

Investigating materials for our adventure bags. — May 18, 2018 10:44:41 AM

What does a plant need to help it grow well? — Apr 29, 2018 4:35:24 PM

Exploring bags for our adventure. — Apr 29, 2018 4:30:00 PM

Lots of learning in the snow and ice — Mar 3, 2018 10:20:04 PM

The Crazy Chef Challenge at The Eden Project — Mar 3, 2018 10:15:51 PM

Countries, stories, numbers and soup! — Feb 9, 2018 10:38:12 PM

We are learning to sew — Feb 4, 2018 6:57:40 PM

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 — Dec 10, 2017 10:39:33 PM

Hanukkah, shapes and elves! — Dec 2, 2017 9:26:16 PM

Shaping up — Nov 29, 2017 10:38:30 PM

Take away — Nov 14, 2017 10:10:39 PM

Addition sentences — Nov 6, 2017 2:32:56 PM

Tens frames — Nov 3, 2017 8:15:40 PM

Brunel Visited Sparkwell — Nov 3, 2017 8:13:31 PM

Apple Day — Oct 14, 2017 5:51:39 PM

Simon James — Oct 14, 2017 5:44:36 PM

Autumn Term Spellings — Oct 1, 2017 8:54:44 PM

Gifts from the trees. — Oct 1, 2017 8:50:47 PM

New Squirrels are already really busy. — Sep 24, 2017 8:35:26 PM

Fun in the sun (the perfect way to end the year) — Jul 24, 2017 7:19:11 PM

Awesome Assembly — Jul 20, 2017 9:01:28 PM

Spark fudge- Make £5 grow project — Jul 20, 2017 8:41:37 PM

Brilliant Bogs — Jul 9, 2017 10:18:09 PM

Pantosaurus — Jun 10, 2017 8:58:57 PM

Delamore House (2017) — May 23, 2017 7:42:34 PM

Paints made from found materials (mud, leaves and flowers) — May 23, 2017 7:14:16 PM

You can read anywhere and the Squirrels do! — May 23, 2017 7:09:45 PM

Jellyfish and tests — May 20, 2017 9:22:03 PM

An interesting week... — May 12, 2017 1:31:54 PM

Forest School without the forest! — May 7, 2017 9:23:57 PM

Spellings 5.5.17 — May 7, 2017 7:48:17 PM

Spellings 27.4.17 — Apr 27, 2017 12:04:19 PM

24th March Spellings (no spellings over the Easter Holidays) — Mar 23, 2017 10:28:15 PM

17th March Spellings — Mar 16, 2017 11:10:00 PM

10th March Spellings — Mar 11, 2017 1:50:50 PM

Writing without a pencil! — Mar 11, 2017 1:46:42 PM

Babies who are born too soon. — Mar 10, 2017 11:56:56 PM

Spellings — Mar 4, 2017 8:35:03 PM

"This is so much fun it doesn't feel like learning" — Feb 26, 2017 5:47:26 PM

Toothpaste Making and Testing — Feb 9, 2017 10:52:21 PM

Super Scientists and Celebrating Success — Feb 9, 2017 10:37:55 PM

Spellings-3.2.17 — Feb 2, 2017 6:39:46 PM

Squirrels are ready to operate! — Jan 28, 2017 7:56:55 PM

What's inside my body? — Jan 28, 2017 7:20:58 PM

Year 1 and 2 Spellings-27.1.17 — Jan 27, 2017 8:43:35 AM

Year 2 Spellings- 20.1.17 — Jan 20, 2017 1:19:04 PM

Mega Maths — Jan 20, 2017 8:42:28 AM

Awesome Authors — Jan 19, 2017 3:43:07 PM

Dragons and Exotic Fruit — Jan 15, 2017 7:19:14 PM

Happy New Year and Welcome Back — Jan 7, 2017 1:44:15 PM

Museum Day — Dec 1, 2016 10:43:55 PM

Squirrels Class' Museum of Everything — Nov 25, 2016 9:17:47 PM

Fabulous Friends — Nov 18, 2016 2:05:29 PM

Super Science Times Two — Nov 16, 2016 8:45:35 PM

So proud... — Nov 11, 2016 12:43:02 PM

Autumn Fun — Nov 4, 2016 7:56:19 PM

Home Learning Tree — Oct 25, 2016 10:52:32 PM

Super Saltram Sunshine — Oct 13, 2016 7:53:50 PM

Magical maths — Oct 6, 2016 9:42:30 PM

Awesome Archaeologists. — Sep 29, 2016 8:30:25 PM

Week Four: Harold and his Purple Crayon Comes to Sparkwell. — Sep 29, 2016 7:47:33 PM

Week 3: Amazing Archaeology — Sep 24, 2016 11:30:52 PM

Week 2-The Tiger Who Came to Tea! — Sep 16, 2016 5:03:25 PM

Week 1: Welcome to the new Squirrels and welcome back Squirrel experts! — Sep 9, 2016 7:56:18 PM

Happy New Year — Sep 6, 2016 7:07:18 PM

End of Year Slide Show... — Jul 20, 2016 10:54:48 PM

Friday 10th June-Home Learning — Jun 9, 2016 1:38:43 PM

Delamore House Art Adventure — May 26, 2016 8:07:39 PM

20th May 2016 — May 20, 2016 12:12:36 PM

So many skills — May 14, 2016 8:10:46 PM

We Love Coming to School! — May 6, 2016 10:02:53 PM

Untitled Post — May 3, 2016 7:56:57 PM

Untitled Post — May 2, 2016 7:09:30 PM

'Lucky' — Apr 27, 2016 8:07:08 PM

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II — Apr 23, 2016 8:50:09 PM

Summer Spelling Lists — Apr 13, 2016 3:36:07 PM

Our Japanese Visitor (Yuki) — Mar 23, 2016 12:23:40 PM

Sport Relief fun in the sun. — Mar 18, 2016 9:14:06 PM

Fun on the farm. — Mar 15, 2016 7:47:37 PM

Brilliant Buckfastleigh and Terrific Totnes — Mar 14, 2016 8:49:36 PM

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore! — Mar 7, 2016 7:09:40 PM

Working towards a Beaver badge... — Mar 7, 2016 6:39:26 PM

World Book Day — Mar 7, 2016 12:51:43 AM

More Mud!!! — Mar 7, 2016 12:30:54 AM

Mud Monsters! — Mar 7, 2016 12:26:24 AM

Revised Spellings for Spring Term- — Mar 3, 2016 2:15:40 PM

Forest Fun in the Rain — Jan 27, 2016 10:10:09 PM

Grammar Information — Jan 27, 2016 9:46:15 PM

Spelling Lists — Jan 14, 2016 10:30:41 PM

Indian Dancing — Nov 19, 2015 11:12:32 PM

Sparkwell Museum of Nature — Oct 27, 2015 10:28:25 PM

The Great Sparkwell Apple Day Bake — Oct 10, 2015 12:01:57 AM

What a brave bunch. — Oct 8, 2015 9:43:53 PM

A visit from an author — Oct 7, 2015 8:56:34 PM

More Bridge Building — Oct 3, 2015 8:28:14 PM

Brilliant Bridges! — Sep 29, 2015 8:01:24 PM

History Learning in the Woods — Sep 27, 2015 9:17:35 PM

Even the pouring rain doesn't stop Lions!! — Sep 20, 2015 12:38:31 AM

This Week's Home Learning -11th September — Sep 13, 2015 5:24:41 PM

Summer Home Learning Challenges for Lions and Lion Cubs — Jul 17, 2015 8:30:05 PM

Designing and Making Our Own Vehicles — Jul 14, 2015 7:12:03 PM

Amazing fun (and learning) in the sun at Mount Edgecombe — Jun 25, 2015 9:36:23 PM

Sparkwell Shower Scrubs — Jun 15, 2015 9:09:25 PM

Tesco Farm to Fork-Lions Style — Jun 13, 2015 10:53:26 PM

Project Learning Through Collaboration — Jun 13, 2015 10:28:20 PM

Learning New Forest Skills — Jun 12, 2015 10:36:56 PM

Science is fun! — Jun 7, 2015 6:43:17 PM

Friday Forest School Fun- June 5th — Jun 5, 2015 6:31:51 PM

What's the time? — Apr 27, 2015 7:59:04 PM

3, 2, 1, Blast Off! — Mar 10, 2015 10:45:25 AM

Ivybridge Dance Show — Feb 24, 2015 9:32:19 PM

Forest School — Jan 31, 2015 8:01:56 AM

Dragon stories — Jan 18, 2015 9:44:10 AM

Amazing Art — Dec 29, 2014 10:12:09 AM