Welcome to Squirrel Class
The values for the Summer Term are:
Self-sacrifice and Courage
Welcome to the Summer Term. We have lots of exciting opportunities coming up, especially our IPC topic which will focus on Brazil and the Rio Olympics. We have started practising our tennis skills and have been able to enjoy using the field with the lovely sunny days.
The Summer Term is an especially important time for learning, we will be practising and applying what we already know, as well as learning lots of knew knowledge and skills too.
We have begun our term with an English study on the much loves author Anthony Browne. He was the children's laureate from 2009 to 2011 and his books are international best sellers. You can read more about him here:
Here are just a few of his books, why not visit your local library to find even more to enjoy?
Our new IPC topic 'Our World' is taking us on a wonderful journey all the way to Brazil. We will be comparing and contrasting the landscape, culture and lifestyle of Brazil with our own surroundings here in the UK. We will see how the lives of children going to school in Brazil compare to our own and take a closer look at the city Rio as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics.
Our topic this term, 'I'm Alive', is science based and we will be looking at plants, animals and of course humans. We started our topic by making our own miniature gardens with cress, grass and bean seeds in empty jam jars. One day later they are already beginning to grow! We will be monitoring their growth and learning about conditions for keeping things alive.
Just 5 days later!
October 2015: We were very lucky to have Mrs Butler and Mrs O'Brien visit us to tell us all about growing up in France and Czech as part of our topic learning. We also heard all about how children live out in Malawi from an email sent by some of Mrs MacBean's family who have moved out there. It was really interesting to compare similarities and differences.
We have already had some very special visitors to Squirrel Class...
Billy's very sleepy puppies!
We also got to meet Ernest's very cute chicks