Squirrel class – Horniman Museum trip

We are going on our trip to the Horniman Museum tomorrow (Thursday 20th June).  A few things to remember:

  • Please could all children come into school in their PE kit as normal on a Thursday.
  • If you are bringing a packed lunch from home, please make sure it is in a labelled plastic bag.
  • Please could all children bring a rain coat (just in case!)
  • Please leave book bags at home for tomorrow.

We will be back at school for collection at normal time.  We are looking forward to having lots of fun and doing some super learning as well!

Thank you,

Miss Brown


Homework due Thursday 20th June

A huge well done to all the children in Year 1 who have worked so hard on their phonics.  We will be learning the grammar rules for the rest of the term, starting with the suffixes -er and -est.


Spellings this week are therefore:

faster, slower, shorter, taller, brighter, softest, hardest, darkest, lightest, smartest

Can you put them into sentences once you have learnt them?


We have been learning about money in Maths.  Can you play mystery coin with your friends and adults at home? Describe a coin and see if they can guess which one it is.  For example, I have a silver coin.  It is small and round? Which coin do I have?

Have a lovely weekend!

Proud to be me

Please see below the topics we will be covering in each subject as part of the whole school theme this half term.  We have linked all the themes together this year by teaching that we are all different and we are all equal throughout each theme.  If you have any questions, you are welcome to speak to your class teacher.


During story time and reflection time at the end of the day. Teachers will use the books below to support discussions on the following themes:

  • Different families
  • It’s good to be me

Teachers will present a lesson on anti-bullying using the Anti-Bullying presentation written by Rachel Evans, Deputy Headteacher. Teachers will continue to use the class ‘worry box’.


Books from the following list will be used in class this half term:

ABC a Family Alphabet Bookby Bobbie Combs

Families Families Familiesby Suzanne Long and Max Lang

Basil and Sageby Nick Rolfe

My Two Granniesby Floella Benjamin and Margaret Chamberlain

Stella Brings the Familyby Miriam B. Schiffer and Holly Clifton-Brown

Julian is a Mermaidby Jessica Love

Oliver Button is a Sissyby Tomie dePaola

The Lion Insideby Rachel Bright and Jim Field

We’re Not So Different After Allby Lissette Lent and Jessica Frampton

We’re Different, We’re the Sameby Bobbi Kates and Joe Mathieu

Whoever Heard of a Tiger in a Pink Hatby Nicola Stott McCourt and Leah-Ellen Heming

Spoken Language/ Drama/ Debate

Pupils will be taught to use spoken language to communicate effectively through all aspects of school life and present work on whole school themes to parents, family members and other children.


Learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Children will look at a range of sports personalities including Hannah Cockcroft, Nicola Adams, and Tom Daley. Children will build a timeline of significant figures in history. 

Art & Design

Learning about the work of a range or artists, craft makers and designers (including those linked to whole school focus areas) describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Children will study the work of Andy Warhol. They will create a class piece – ‘we’re all different, we’re all equal’ by collating their self-portraits.


Children will learn and perform the following songs:

 This is Me from The Greatest Showman

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper

Born this Way by Lady Gaga

Firework by Katy Perry

You’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story

Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars


Healthy Eating in Squirrel class

We have been learning about how to look after ourselves in PSHE.  We started to think today about things we can do and thing we can eat to keep us healthy.  We designed our own healthy plate of food (and we even had a go at designing an unhealthy plate of food too). We put lots of fruit and vegetables on our healthy plate and chocolate and sweets on our unhealthy plates!





Can you think of a healthy meal you have had at home or school and explain why it was healthy?