Squirrels (Yr1/2) 2022 - 2023

Mrs Harrison

Welcome to Squirrels' Class

'As we are in autumn, the squirrels are storing up acorns and nuts for the winter, so they have food when there is none'. Psalm 119:11

In Year 1/2 we are storing up God's words in our hearts and unlike squirrels, our class does not need to forage high and low for our soul food, we use every spiritual moment in school through prayer, reflection, worship and celebration to open our hearts to God.

 


Our teacher is Mrs Harrison.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Dillon and Mrs Woods, Mrs Hart and Mrs Jones.

                   

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 Super, soulful Squirrels start here! 

‘Let Your Light Shine’ (Matthew 5:16)    

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

Our Class Charter- How To Let Our Light Shine

We will listen to Mrs H so we grow our brains and learn lots. Celebrate!

We want to be kind to each other, ourselves and our grown-ups. Choose kindness.

We will look after our classroom and all the stuff in it. Love it.

We will ask for help to keep problems small instead of making them bigger. Trust and help each other.

                                                           
Our School Christian Values

  • Love
  • Hope
  • Friendship
  • Trust
  • Forgiveness
  • Joy and celebration

At Tarporley we follow a B.O.O.K.S approach for part of our spiritual guidance and personal development.

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School starts at 8.40am and home time is 3.20pm

PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please come to school in your PE kit.

Homework information can be found on the 'Homework' and 'Home Learning' tabs of this page.

We are a mixed year 1 and 2 class. We will study the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum and Mrs Harrison will adapt the learning expectations to individuals' needs and age to make sure everyone's light shines brightly.

Mrs Harrison will write a blog about our learning at least twice every half term (see the tab at the top - Mrs H's blog.) and will put something class-based on Twitter once a week. 

Mrs Harrison is new to Tarporley CE Primary and feels privileged to be teaching the Squirrels.  She has spent lots of time in school over the holidays moving in and considering how to move every child's learning forward from day 1. She has also been busy moving house as she had been living and teaching in primary schools in Bournemouth for the last 20 years; she's now 'back home'  and raring to go :) She is very much enjoying this positive and productive first half term!

 

Our Curriculum- autumn 2

Here is our y1/2 curriculum. Our soulful Squirrels are focusing on joy and celebration as our school value priority.

Our topic is 'Explorers'. We will learn what an explorer is and what they do/did that made them worthy of our attention. Our second text will look beyond the reason for exploration and focus on overcoming obstacles.

Year 1:

Religious Education:

Judaism - We will be exploring the following 'Big Questions'

How do Jews show faith through practices and celebrations?

Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?

Our nativity will be a major focus of the half term where we will examine the Christmas story, learn its importance in the Christian calendar and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

English: Please do not read the books ahead of time as we enjoy discovering them together!

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark- Jill Tomlinson (both picture book and chapter version); Owl Babies- Martin Waddell; Above and Below- Hanako Clulow

Focus: understanding a sentence needs a subject and a verb (usually) and the full stop goes at the end of the idea. (This is a long-term y1 objective.)

           :learning to write a non-chronological report. So any non-fiction reading material you can find to look at the headings, information, diagrams and their labels would support work in school beautifully.

Maths:

Number: Addition and subtraction to 10 (inlcuding rapid recall of number bonds of all numbers to 10)

            : place value to 20

            : counting in 2s

            : odd and even numbers

Science:

Living things and their Habitats - Plants, Animals and their Habitats. What is a habitat? What different kinds of habitats are there?

 

Design and Technology: 

Design and evaluate a bird box

We have asked for help from Mr Gilbody for this and are looking forward to sharing his expertise on birds and D/T with us.

History and Geography:

Exploring the lives of significant individuals. What is an explorer? What did they contribute to history/now? We will learn about Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, Mae C. Jemison,  Valentina Tereshkova.

PE:

Invasion games

 

Year 2:

English: Please do not read the books ahead of time as we enjoy discovering them together!

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark- Jill Tomlinson (both picture book and chapter version); Owl Babies- Martin Waddell; Above and Below- Hanako Clulow

Focus: understanding a sentence needs a capital letter at the start, a subject and a verb (usually) and the full stop goes at the end of the idea. 

         : learning to write a non-chronological report. So any non-fiction reading material you can find to look at the headings, information, diagrams and their labels would support work in school beautifully.

Maths:

Number: Addition and subtraction to 100

            : Finding the difference (and using bar models to help)

            : odd and even numbers

Religious Education:

Judisism - We will be exploring the following 'Big Questions'

What do Jews believe about God?

How do Jews show faith through practices and celebrations?

In Worship, we are learning about Joseph and how God's light saved him in his darkest hour. We will be reflecting on how giving our trust to God will bring our own light to shine.

Science:

Living things and their Habitats - Plants, Animals and their Habitats. What is a habitat? What different kinds of habitats are there? Why?

 

Design and Technology: 

Design and evaluate a bird box. 

We have asked for help from Mr Gilbody for this and are looking forward to sharing his expertise on birds and D/T with us.

 

History and Geography:

Exploring the lives of significant individuals. What is an explorer? What did they contribute to history/now? We will learn about Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake, Mae C. Jemison,  Valentina Tereshkova.

 

PE:

Invasion games

 

See below: useful documents to help you support your child with their learning.

 

Files to Download

Squirrels (Yr1/2): News items

Primary News November 2022, by Miss Primary

Cauliflower Cards 22, by Miss Cadman

Squirrels (Yr1/2): Calendar items

Book Fair, by Miss Primary

S4YC Y1/2 Gymnastics Club, by Miss Cadman

Creation Station Club, by Miss Cadman

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