Squirrels is our lower junior class for Year 3 and 4 children.
Year 3 and 4 is a definite step on from the infant classes and sometimes children can feel this initially as the emphasis moves away from activity based learning. Lessons are more formal and usually children stay at their desks rather than coming on to the carpet area. There is an emphasis on developing independence and being more self-reliant to get on with tasks by themselves. The curriculum is an exciting one; the topic ‘extreme earth’ explores rivers and volcanoes followed then by Tudors, Anglo Saxons in ‘time team’. Squirrel class enjoy going out on trips to further their learning; including measuring the flow of rivers and dressing up for Tudor day.