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Squirrel Class News (Year 3 & 4)

W/C 11th October 2021

In PE this week we were working on ball skills and working co-operatively. We are learning to listen more carefully to the instructions so we can correctly follow the task set.

In RE we read and discussed the story of Creation from the Bible. The children then retold the story in pictures and words.

In Maths  we have been working on different methods to add numbers together. We have also enjoyed using different addition games on the Chrome books too.

We started learning about the Iron Age in History this week. We completed research together on the Chrome books to create a fact file.

W/C 4th October 2021

A good week in the Squirrel class with lots of busy learning happening, including lots of amazing reading.

Marvellous Maths thinking, whilst working on addition this week.

The children were thinking about the impact earthquakes have on a community. They considered being in that situation, and wrote a diary entry to explain how they might have felt. I was so impressed with the effort made by everyone and their carefully completed pieces of writing.

We really enjoyed our design challenge this week!

Using spaghetti and marshmellows we had to create an earthquake proof structure. We worked brilliantly in pairs to try and come up with the most secure design. We tested them by shaking the table to see if they remained strong!

W/C 27th September 2021

The highlight of our week was having our families join us in Squirrel Class for our open morning. Thank you for all your support in joining us, the children loved having you with us. The children did amazingly playing their recorders too, with guidance from Mr Munson.

In Geography we continued to think about earthquakes. The children thought about the sequence of events when an earthquake occurs and the devastating impact it can have on communities. They designed a poster with advice to help be prepared in case of an earthquake. 

We had to start thinking about Christmas, eek! We've designed our cards for you to see. These are in our book bags and need to be returned to school this week if you would like to place an order!

W/C 20th September 2021

We have had a good week in the Squirrel class. In Geography we have been learning all about earthquakes. Ask your Squirrel what interesting facts they can recall!

We have continued working on place value in Maths. We have been practising writing numbers in words, partitioning numbers, calculating 10 more/10 less and 100 more/100 less and solving place value problems.

In our PE with Mrs Morena we were doing gymnastics. We were doing point and patch balances and tried to hold each balance tight for 3 seconds, keeping our arms and legs pointed.

W/C 13th September 2021

We have continued getting to know each other, learning to work and have fun together too!

In RE we started our work on Creation by thinking about the world around us. We went outside to look for wow factors in nature and listen out for  what sounds we could hear.

We had our first official times tables session in Squirrel class this week! The children enjoyed time to practise in the morning before the session, they did really well. 

The children continued with their recorders this week in Music and enjoyed playing a little more.

Squirrel Class 2021 - 2022

W/C 6th September 2021.... We are back!

We have had a great start back to school with the new school year starting well, and the new year 3s doing an amazing job too. The children have settled back in well together and have been learning the routines and expectations for a Squirrel.

The children have been busy on different Maths tasks each day, getting stuck into learning their times tables too.

We had our first Music lesson of the year with Mr Munson where we got to use the recorders.

We enjoyed reading the First News together.

We enjoyed our first PE lesson in the sunshine with the sports coach.

All in all a really successful first week, well done Squirrel Class! smiley

A few pics from our last few days of term

We made it! 

Well done Squirrel Class, a busy year and we can all now take a break!

A big thank you from myself and the Squirrel team for the lovely cards, messages and gifts. These were really appreciated. x

Sports Day 15th July 2021

Squirrel Class enjoyed their races at Sports day. This year they competed against their classmates in a hoop race, a running race and a class relay race. Brilliant effort and sporting attitudes were shown, encouraging each other throughout. Great job Squirrels!

W/C 12th July 2021

In Maths this week we have been  telling the Time.

We enjoyed thinking about TEAM work in our online assembly this week and joined in well with some team activities!

W/C 5th July 2021

In Maths we have worked on symmetry in shapes and looking at symmetrical patterns.

Look at our amazing shields! Thank you for all your hard work at home and support in creating these brilliant Roman Shields. They have looked fantastic in the Squirrel classroom alongside all of our Roman work.

W/C 28th June 2021

In Maths we continued our work on angles...

We were lucky enough this week to join a live on-line session with the author and illustrator of the Tom Gates books - Liz Pichon. She talked about being an author and shared exciting snippets from her latest book - Shoe Wars. The children were also able to draw along with her too!


But the highlight of our week was...

our visit to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village.


We had a brilliant day, with our guide describing the Squirrel class as awesome!

W/C 21st June 2021

We have continued to think lots about the Romans in our History learning this week. The week started with looking at images of Roman artefacts and guessing what they might have been. We also created mosaic patterns of our own and learned more about how Roman roads were formed.

We started to prepare for writing a story with a Roman theme! We had to create our main character and plan out the story which would take place in a Roman setting.

In Maths we enjoyed measuring out the perimeter of rooms in a Roman villa. Later in the week we started to learn about and revisit work on angles.

W/C 14th June 2021

We had fun making these Roman Soldiers!

In Maths this week, we did a money challenge, worked on multiplication and division word problems to test our calculation skills and started on some 2D shape work.

We used some Roman artefacts for observational drawing. The children took care to look carefully at what they could see to produce some great pictures.

A couple of great examples here of our writing when looking at examples of Roman architecture.

W/C 7th June 2021

 It was great to see each other again and we enjoyed sharing our half term news with each other! It has been great to have the sunshine with us too.

In English we continued reading our class book - Stig of the Dump. Amazing reading by lots of the Squirrel class. It has been lovely to see their confidence to read aloud to the rest of the class grow. The children were also great at spotting alternative words the author had used for the word - said. 

Thank you to this Squirrel for sharing his amazing poster of a Roman palace with us, that he had got during the half term. 

In Maths we have been working really hard on Division. We have done this practically, by drawing, on a number line and using formal methods as well. We enjoyed using some Division games on the Chrome books to practise our Division skills and knowledge too.

W/C 24th May 2021

A great final week of the half term this week. 


We have been finding out about the city of Rome in Italy. The children started by researching information using the Chrome books. We spent another session organising those facts and putting them into sentences. Finally we enjoyed using these to create a leaflet advertising Rome. We all ended up wanting to have a visit there!

We enjoyed learning colours in French this week.