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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School

Squirrel Class

Welcome to Squirrel Class!  The adults you will meet in Squirrel class are Miss Hall and Miss Morris  

Welcome to Squirrel Class!  

Miss Hall and Miss Morris are both extremely proud of how hard you have worked this half term. Well done for being so super!  

We have been accessing lots of fun activities together across the seven areas of learning and development; Literacy, Maths, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Communication and Language.     

We began the half term with an exciting visit to our Superhero training camp! Everybody came to school dressed as their favourite superhero before we flew around the school to complete a range of different superhero challenges, including saving the teddies on the apparatus and creating some amazing dens! After our exciting adventure, we spent the rest of the half term learning all about different superheroes. We loved reading the story ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and seeing what trouble the Evil Pea got up in the book and around our classroom! We enjoyed creating our very own Supertato’s, who then helped us to rescue all the trapped peas from the wobbly jelly! Make sure to keep an eye on your freezer at home and check no Evil Peas have escaped! We continued to learn all about Superheroes by discussing what superheroes we know in real life and which of these we might like to be when we grow up. We even got to meet a real-life superhero when a Doctor came to visit us in school who taught us how to look after others and shared some of their equipment with us.  

We have continued to recap our Phase 3 sounds in Phonics by becoming sound detectives, making sure to spot the diagraphs and trigraphs in words before we read them. We have been practising blending words together using sound buttons and our robot arm movements. Remember to keep practising all your sounds and key words that have been sent out to you.       

In Maths we have met all of the CBeebies Numberblocks to 20! To explore these numbers further we have been finding different ways we can make the number by carefully counting the right number of objects to match the number. We have enjoyed exploring the concept of doubling, where we have been working out how to add together two of the same numbers. We have also been using our subitising skills to support our doubling skills, by seeing how many objects we have without counting them. 

We can’t wait to continue our learning next half term and celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee. To celebrate such an extraordinary moment, we have many exciting activities planned including planting a commemorative tree in our school grounds, learning about different landmarks in London and what life was like for the Queen and others in the 1950s.