Squirrel Class 2019

Welcome to Squirrel Class

Autumn 2 - Information for Parents and Carers



PE: This half term we will have P.E. on a Wednesday afternoon on the large apparatus, in the hall. 

Forest School: Squirrel Class will have Forest School every Thursday afternoon so please make sure the children have all their old, warm clothes in each week.  

Please encourage your child to be independent as possible when changing and check all their clothes are named too. Thank you.

Reading: Book bags containing reading books will be sent home each day, and changed weekly. Please support your child as much as possible with their reading at home. We will also be reading at school so remember to send their books and reading records in each day.

Phonic books and Maths Books: These should stay in your child's book bag so we can update them regularly. Please ask if you have any questions about them.

Water bottles: Please make sure your child only has water in their bottle, no squash or juice. If your child is reluctant to drink water, it can be flavoured using fresh fruit. You are welcome to send them in with a juice or squash for lunch time if you wish.

Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms. Lazell & Mrs Goodeve
Outdoor bike session.
We are having regular sessions on the bikes outside to improve our balance, coordination and core muscle skills. So far, five children have learned to ride a two wheeler bike independently! Our sessions involve lots of sharing too!
Massage Sessions
We have now started weekly massage sessions with Squirrel Class. The children give a back massage to a friend and then they swap over and receive a massage back.
The children really seem to benefit from this social, relaxing and calming activity.
If you have any questions about this please see Ms Lazell.
Our Outdoor Learning Day
We had a really busy day outdoors. In the morning we went to find signs of Autumn in the Bishop's Palace Gardens. A special thank you to Cheryl and Nat for helping us.
Back at school we had our own sparklers! 
In the afternoon we joined KS1 for nest building, making fires, roasting marshmallows, going on the monkey bars, building dens and creating our own land art. It was a fabulous day! 
Breakfast and our 'Six Weeks In' Meeting
Thank you so much to all the parents' who managed to attend our special Reception meeting and breakfast this week.
Our First karate Lesson 
We had to listen really carefully and move very fast! We will have more lessons later in the year.
Making woodland headpieces & bracelets at Forest School and toasting breadsticks. Week 4/5 
Making Fire and Toasting Marshmallows at Forest School- Week 3
The Gruffalo at Forest School - Week 2
Hunting for the Gruffalo 
Exploring Forest School - Week 1
Independence Skills.
Please teach your child how to dress and undress themselves ready for P.E and Forest School. It will really benefit them and the staff! 
Watch this clever trick to put your coat on by yourself.
Our First Day at School pictures.
Forest School - Week 6 & 7. We have been building dens, creating fairy homes, toasting marshmallows, playing leaf statues and decorating pumpkins!