Squirrel Class

Spring 1st


This half term we have been learning all about Space! In Literacy we have read the book ‘Whatever Next!” and will be looking at ‘How to catch a star,’ over the next few weeks. We made our own rockets and wrote lots about our own journeys into space. In Maths we have been thinking about numbers to 10, writing them, ordering them and matching quantity to number. We have also thought about comparing sizes. This was really fun when we had to match moon rocks to the right number!

Squirrels have taken part in some very exciting activities; this included looking at facts about space and the planets. We watched a video of a live launch into space and have learnt a really cool song to help us remember facts about planets. We have decorated stars using a variety of resources and made our own paper mache planets. This was really exciting, especially when we used them to make a giant solar system outside! Everyone joined in and we moved around the playground just as the planets orbit the sun.

In RE we have been talking about the importance of different symbols in Christianity and have been focusing on the importance of Palm Sunday in the lead up to the Easter story. We acted out the story of Jesus arriving in Jerusalem and made some of our own palm leaves to welcome him.

Next half term we will focus on ‘How to catch a star,’ and continue with ordering and comparing different sizes in Maths. We may also experience an alien encounter!