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Squirrels Class Page

 Class Teacher: Miss Dean

Key information for Squirrels Class: 

Year 1 homework day - Friday 

Year 2 homework day - Monday 

Hand in reading diaries every Monday

PE days - Monday and Wednesday (please come into school in your PE Kit) 

Spellings- Friday

*Bank holidays and inset days may disrupt the normal routine

Welcome to Summer Term 2024

I hope you have all have the best Easter Holiday and have eaten enough chocolate to fill you up for a jam- packed summer term. I cannot wait to hear all of your stories about the adventures you got up to in the 2 weeks. Looking ahead we have some fabulous lessons, activities and days to look forward to.

Summer term: 

New topics,

sports day (Thursday 27th June),

lessons in the sunshine,

DT Days,

Art days,

Reading Friday (3:10pm)


This term, we have two new topics for history and geography: 

Kings and Queens


During our first half term we will be looking back throughout history at the different monarchs that ruled over Britain. We will be discovering what a monarch is, what their responsibilities were and who does history consider a good or bad monarch? We will be studying a range of different rulers. Click the link below to discover more about one of the many Queens we are going to be studying. 

Who was Queen Elizabeth I? - BBC Bitesize

Queen Elizabeth sat in her throne



Planet Earth

In summer 2 we will be studying the world around us in more detail. We will be learning and practicing using an Atlas, bettering our map reading skills and comparing different areas around the world. 

The children have done a brilliant job at learning the continents of the world, this half term we are going to be deepening that knowledge.

Here is a little helpful and catchy reminder of the continents: 

Seven Continents Song (

Image result for the contients song

Topic Overviews

Story Time

A Hole In The Bottom of the Sea.

Adapted by Jessica Lew and Illustrated by Jill McDonald. 

Click the link below: 

A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea | BookTrust

G1823226 - Pie Corbett Reading Spine Year 2 Book Pack - Pack of 18 ...

Recommended Reads


Don't know what to read? 

How many can you read?

Come and tell me about your favourite story.

If you read anything that you think is brilliant, please come and tell me so that I can share it with the class!

Reading is so important and should be done 5 times a week! Make sure you document every time you read with your child!


Below I have attached some recommended books to read whilst in KS1. 


Books for Year 1 children aged 5-6 | School Reading List

Books for Year 2 children aged 6-7 | School Reading List


Times Tables

Download the sheets below so you can practice your times tables. 

Please remember to use Times Table Rock Stars too!

The year 2 children will begin to practice their times tables in summer term. 


Have you tried these phonics games?  

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Here are some fun maths games to play!

                          1-minute maths app | White Rose Maths ( Rose Education          


Below are some arthritic and English games which will build on your child's knowledge: (Some are aimed at year 2 but everyone should feel free to have a go)