Squirrel Class


Well what a ‘Roarsome’ start to school we have had in Squirrel class!  Our new little Squirrels have settled so well into school life and have all enjoyed making lots of new friends. 

At the start of the autumn term we were surprised to discover a huge egg in our outdoor area.  At first we weren’t sure what would be inside the egg or where it came from.  We enjoyed sharing ideas and thinking up new ones until one day we discovered that inside this giant egg was actually a very little green dinosaur!  This started off our adventures perfectly!  We learnt all about the story of the Little Green Dinosaur and found about different kinds of dinosaurs to help him find his mummy. We have become so good at retelling stories and performing them in the class. 

Our dinosaur work also led us to look at Jurassic worlds and we learnt some fantastic new vocabulary linked to the world of dinosaurs!  We were also sent a special parcel form Palaeontologist Pat and learnt all about prehistoric times.  We have made our own dinosaur fossils, been digging for dinosaurs, learning a dinosaur dance with Miss Tandi in PE and producing lots of lovely dinosaur work. 

As well as becoming experts in all things dinosaur we have also met our Christian friends Tom and Tessa which the children have absolutely loved!  They have engaged really well in learning about Tom and Tessa beliefs and linking this to their own experiences. 

We have learnt the sounds that letters make through our Mary and Peter stories and have worked hard in our maths to show what we know and to get a deeper understanding of small numbers. 

We have had such a busy half term learning about how to build our learning power and the children have demonstrated on numerous occasions how they have been a sensible squirrel, a wise owl, a tough tortoise and working as part of team ant!  The children have also been working on these at home too and have enjoyed bringing in their home learning to share with the class. 

We have had such an amazing start to school and are all looking forward to next half term… Let’s Celebrate!