Squirrel Class

Teacher: Mrs Rock
Year Group: Reception
Class Parent Rep(s): Mrs Elders and Mrs Garland

Info and Children's Work

Welcome to Squirrel Class

Squirrel Term 5 Newsletter 2017

ELGs  These are the expectations for the end of the Reception year.

4 Children Parents Guide

At Anthony Roper we follow the Read, Write, Inc. scheme.  Below are the Read, Write, Inc. words to read.  Red words are also called tricky words or common irregular words.

Red Words Chart

Green words chart

Maths workshop

Phonics workshop



Term 6

In Squirrel class it has been a very busy last term. In our woodland learning area, the fairies have finally moved into their new homes. We have been busy writing to them. Our teachers were so proud of our excellent behaviour on our resent trip to Horton Kirby. The staff at the centre were impressed by our great knowledge and understanding of the world around us.

For our Make a Difference project we joined up with our buddy class (Mr Sutton’s class) to help to save the bees and therefore save the world. We have planted more bee friendly plants in our outside classroom and the woods. We have also made more homes for the bees. We would like to say a huge thank you to David and Julie from Ruxley bee keepers who came into school to teach us more about bees. They even brought some buzzy friends with them and yummy honey too. We all learnt so much from them. Our thanks also go to Rosemary Fenn from Hedgehog class, she was a brilliant bee keeper and helper for the day.

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Our woodland adventure week

Firstly we sent up our base camp. Next we made a kitchen area where we could wash our hands and prepare our snacks. At snack time we all enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows in digestive biscuits. At story time we enjoyed making our own woodland characters and acted out our stories to the rest of the class. It was great fun to collect nature objects to make repeating patterns and art work. Squirrel class would like to say a huge thank you to Maria who kindly cooked our special lunch to enjoy together in the woods. Miss Scotland and I would like to thank all the children for really embracing our woodland adventure. It was a fantastic opportunity to see the children’s confidence; language and woodland knowledge grow and develop during the week. Thank you to all our parents for your support and positive feedback about our woodland adventures.  

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Welcome to Term 5. We hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays. Firstly we would just like to say a big thank you to all your children for being extremely well behaved on our recent school trip to Chatham Dockyard and we were very proud of them. This term we will continue to cook every Wednesday in small groups. We will, of course, continue to use our woodland learning environment each week. The topic for this term: The children have chosen to continue to learn more about pirates, adventures and growing. We have another exciting term ahead of us.

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Term 4

It has been another busy term in Squirrel class. Thank you again for all your support this term. The children’s outfits for world book day were amazing. It was so lovely to see so many of you at our Easter show.  The children looked great in their wonderful Easter hats. We wish you a happy and restful break. Please remember the first week back to school we have our school trip to Chatham Dockyard.

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Term 3

This term may have been a short one but in Squirrel class it has been a busy. Our topics this term have been ‘Senses’, ‘Winter’ and ‘Using our imagination for story making.’  To help us to learn more about the different types of senses we have been making the most of our outside area, woods and even our snow day to carry out experiments. To celebrate Chinese New Year and all our hard work this term we will be having a Chinese banquet on Thursday 9th February.

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Term 2

This term our topic is ‘Special Days’.  So far this term we have been learning about Diwali, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. I would like to say a big thank you to  Jeevan’s mum for coming into talk to our class about Diwali and to share with us how her family celebrate Diwali. The children enjoyed this session and gained new knowledge.  We enjoyed making Diva lamps. I would also like to thank Reverend Gary for meeting our class at the war memorial to talk sensitively about the importance of Remembrance Day. This term we still have birthdays, weddings and of course Christmas to learn more about. Our role play area is now a Post Office- this is a big hit with the children. They are really enjoying writing letters and cards to send to each other. It has also promoted a great deal of mathematical language including the weighing and measuring of different 3D shapes and objects.  We are so proud of the progress your children are making.  Thank you for your continued support at home.

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Term 1

We have settled into school well. We are enjoying learning through play. We have been on adventures to our woodland learning area. Each week we take turns in our house groups to cook with Miss Scotland.

Please try to collect natural resources for our mud kitchen.

Have a lovely half term.

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