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Welcome to Squirrels Class!

Every day we have a phonics session using Read write Inc. Please help your child to identify sounds in words and read their books as well as writing simple sentences where they write the sounds they hear in words.


In Autumn 2 we are continuing our learning on our 'Transport' topic.

Already, we have thought about what we know about transport and what we wanted to find out about during the term before we started our learning. 

We have finished our artwork, looking at how we drew a train before we moved on to looking at the train painted by Kandinsky in his artwork 'Murnau, Castle and Train'. Our final artwork piece was our own re-creation of this artwork.  We will now focus on D&T, where our outcome will be our own box model vehicle, which we are then going to evaluate. 

Our geography work has been about the continents and oceans, starting with recognising the difference between land and water and how we travel in the different places. We are naming the different continents, recognising them on a map and identifying them on our own map, then extending to naming the oceans in the same ways as the continents. We are using key words like 'land', 'sea', 'ocean', 'coast' 

In Autumn 2 we are looking at the history of vehicles, ordering vehicles from oldest to newest, and discussing what has stayed the same and what has changed. From this we will look at some historical figures relating to transport. 

Our science work this term is about 'materials' - recognising the different materials objects are made from and how they feel. 

Welcome to Squirrel class 2020

It has been great to welcome the new Squirrels this year and we have been so impressed with how well they have settled into life in Year One, even with all the changes this year brings, and welcomed new children to our school.

Please keep checking back on this page to find out more about what we have been doing in school and remember you can get in touch with Mrs Carroll using the email below:



Year One - September 2019


We have all made a great start to the new school year and have been learning about the rules and expectations for our new class. We are all happy to be Squirrels this year and excited for the new challenges Year One will offer us.

Moon Zoom


Our first topic in Year One is giving us the chance to learn about space. We will be learning about what is in space, how we know about space and what people do so that we can learn about space.

Our visit into the mobile planetarium


To start our topic we got to experience a bit of life in space by going into the mobile planetarium which came to our school hall. We all got to see the different planets, the sun and other stars as well as finding out about the astronauts and some of their adventures in space. We will be learning even more about these during our topic.

Alien crash site found in school grounds!


This morning we went to look outside to see what we could see in the sky during the day time (not much apart from a lot of grey clouds this afternoon although the sun was trying to sneak through at times!) However, we did find damage on our woodland area with lots of different parts as well as some green goo and big white footprints! We couldn't find anything that might have made these footprints or left these items but we do wonder if an alien might have crashed here! We will be looking out for anything strange as we continue our 'space' learning.



This week we have been designing and making our own box model spaceships. We then evaluated what we had made, thinking about what we liked about our models and what we would improve if we made them again. Often we said it was easier to design what we wanted rather than get the finished item looking like what we wanted it to be like!


Clay aliens


This week we have all had the chance to make a clay alien. It was hard work shaping the clay into what we wanted our alien to be like! We have had to leave our clay to dry now before we can paint it after the holidays.


My alien


After reading her story and writing about an alien called 'Beegu' we have now been to the computer suite and designed our own aliens. We have also drawn our own alien and used this as the start of some of our own writing. We have described our aliens and written this up onto some best paper. We look forward to sharing this writing, along with other things, with you at our 'Express Event' on Monday 2nd November at 2.30pm. 

Squirrels 2018/19
Remember it is our 'Sport's Week' this week. Children should come to school in sports clothes each day (Tuesday to Friday) with either a black or green top on Friday to support their team. They had a letter about this a few weeks ago. 

Year 1 Enterprise Project

We have started our 'Enterprise Project' for this year. We are making note or photo holders in different shapes. So far we have started to make our shapes before we decorate them. Hopefully they are drying out over the weekend so we can make our next set next week.  



This half term our topic is 'Superheroes'.

Following our start when we were being superheroes we have since looked at real life heroes like doctors, firefighters and lifeguards. We are now learning about some historical heroes who have helped to change the world into what we have now. We were shocked at how differently people used to be treated just because they were women or had a different skin colour!

Heritage and Diversity Fortnight


This week we have started our artwork based on artwork from another country. So far we have used a wet wash to create the background before using sponges to add more colour. Next week we are going to add the detail and will be showing some of them at our showcase next Friday morning (Friday 24th May).



Next we added the people using black felt tips and collage for the clothes. 

Tasting Chinese food - the prawn crackers were our favourite

The end of our 'Enchanted Woodland' topic


This week we went out to our woodland area to read a story. We talked about the trees and plants that we saw on the way, as well as the animals we might see and hear. We made our own masks to wear so we fitted in with the woodland animals.


This half term we are learning about plants, trees and animals as part of our topic 'The Enchanted Woodland'.


We had a fantastic time at Sandall Beat Woods. We got to explore the woods, make a 'story stick' and woodland homes and finished our trip off with cooking on a campfire - a favourite for many of the children and adults!



During 'Science Week' we had lots of fun exploring and asking questions. We looked closely at how trees and plants are starting to grow at the start of spring and explored the buds.

Another of our experiments was creating a rainbow. You can try this for yourself at home - all you need is some skittles, a paper plate and some warm water. 

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