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Squirrel Class Homework






We have been practising telling the time in 5 minute intervals. Solve the challenge on the sheets in your homework book by putting the clocks into order. Discuss your thinking with an adult as you solve the problem. NB there can be more than one correct answer!


The children have also enjoyed playing this game in class and may wish to play it at home too (scroll down to the picture and click on ‘play game’. Choose the appropriate level and make sure that you choose 12-hour clock on the menu).




We have been learning about the Olympic games that will be taking place in Tokyo this summer. Unfortunately, this year Team GB and Paralympics GB will be in Tokyo without a supporting crowd. We are going to write postcards to send to the athletes to share motivational and encouraging messages with them and to share our support. Either complete the postcard template sent home in your books or create your own postcard design (don’t forget to decorate the front too – maybe in red, white and blue to match our team’s colours). Return your postcard to school and we will make sure that the athletes get to see them!



Spellings –


This week we have been learning to spell the months of the year. Remember to use your neatest handwriting as well as practising the spellings. For an added challenge write each of the words in a sentence.















There are lots of different ways in which you can practise these spellings (see the phonics and spellings sheet sent home last year for some ideas) but the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method works really well.




Please return the homework books to school on Wednesday 7th July 2021

Daily Maths ideas

Squirrel Class have been learning how to play Three Tees Cricket in our P.E. lessons! We have had so much fun and have really developed our skills!

Squirrel Class have been learning about plants and growing and have planted lots of wonderful things including: potatoes; onions; lettuce; sunflowers and runner beans. Watch this space for updates on their growth!

Blue Planet II books! Look at the amazing Blue Planet II books Squirrel Class have created! The creators of the television programme asked us to design books to accompany the programme. We had to include a front cover, an introduction, facts about the ocean, a non-chronological report about an ocean creature and information about how humans are damaging the oceans and how we can protect them! Wow, what a lot fo amazing work! We are sure the Blue Planet team will be so impressed!

Lighthouses! Squirrel Class have been so busy! Look at our super lighthouse models, verb poems, lighthouse keeper diary entries and non chronological reports about lighthouses! Wow!

We read the story 'The Great Christmas Pudding rescue' in which the people of Pudding Town couldn't get all of the ingredients for their annual Christmas Pudding festival! In the story Santa send some animals to help deliver the ingredients and they succeed by 'hoping and caring, loving and sharing'. We decided to make our own miniature Christmas Puddings by working together as the animals did. We are taking them home to share with others this Christmas time!

We had a fantastic first 2 days back at school! We are so proud of the way in which the children have come back with so much enthusiasm and are thrilled to have them all back together again!