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Welcome to Squirrel Class



Meet the team...


Miss Tara Cross (Teacher)

Mrs Laura Tatum (Teaching Assistant)


General Information...



PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon.  Please make sure your child comes to school in their PE kits on a Tuesday.


Water bottles

Please ensure your child comes to school with a filled water bottle; we are able to refill these during the day.  Please encourage your child to bring water only.



Tuck will be available for children everyday for 50p. A variety of snacks will be available - from fruit and yoghurt to sausage and bacon rolls. Please encourage children to bring their money in a sealed envelope, these are available at the front office.



Homework is always given out on a Friday and due back in the Friday after. Most learning is related to what we have been working on that week in class, so please let us know if your child struggles at all. Listening to your child read is really important - children are expected to read every day and log it in their reading record. Please write in their record when you have heard them read too.

Our Curriculum:

Our class news for the Autumn term:

Our class news for the Spring term:

Live author event:

Lots of us love author Hannah Gold’s books ‘The Last Bear’ and ‘The Lost Whale’, so we took part in her live event to learn more about her new book ‘Finding Bear!’ We are reading Shackleton’s Journey based in Antarctica and will be learning about biomes across the world in Geography, so we learnt a lot about the polar desert landscape and animals that live there from Hannah Gold. We can’t wait to read the new book!

RE visit to the church:

In RE we have been learning about ‘good news’ and what the gospel means to Christians. We learnt lots from Vicar Cat about St Gregory’s church and the meaning behind its features.

Art landscape drawing:

RE Gospel story reenacting:

PSHE team work challenge:

In PSHE we are learning about collaboration and compromise. To work on our team work skills, the class were put into groups and set the challenge of creating the tallest tower they could using only newspaper and cello tape!

Place value in maths:

In maths we are learning about place value. We did some activities to help consolidate our learning!

Our first few days in Year 5:

We read two great stories in our first few days in Year 5 all about working together as a class and about each of us having our own talents. We also made kites where we wrote about our aims for the year ahead. We then flew them outside as we are aiming high this year!

Scooter fun:

Unfortunately, the coach didn’t arrive to take us swimming for our first lesson, so instead we had some fun on the scooters! An energetic morning was still had!

Materials in Science:

In Science we are looking at materials and their properties. Firstly, we had to sort objects into categories to decide whether they were a solid, liquid or gas.

Next, we had to feel inside a bag and describe the properties of the objects to our groups to guess what they were. Some were flexible, waterproof, rough, heavy…

We then did an experiment to test whether they were flexible, permeable, hard and transparent.