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Miss Parker & Miss Rhodes :Team Squirrel!

Welcome to our Squirrels class page. Here you will find information and updates about our weekly learning.

Week 3 (22.9.17)

What a fun and messy week it has been! The children have been exploring healthy eating linked to the Rights Respecting Schools "World's Largest Lesson." There was a big focus on food and nutrition. Squirrel Class have been busy looking at what foods are healthy and not healthy, learning to use knives safely and to use their senses to explore different fruits and vegetables.

Investigating fruit and vegetables

Here are some of the things the children said:

Harry E said, whist in a group discussion, "We need to be happy and make other people happy. Even just to say hello to somebody."

Lucas said ,whist exploring the play dough and fruits, "I'm making stawberry tart, which is healthy becuase it has strawberries on it."

Saffy said, whist exploring the fruit and vegetables, "I love eating fruit and vegetables. I can really smell the lemon and bananas."

Also this week, linking to the Rights and Respecting Schools, we made our own Class Charter by looking at the children's rights from the United Nations Rights of the Child. We discussed how we can keep safe, how to look after each other and how to respect our toys. Please see attached a copy of our Class Charter at the bottom on the page.


To be a successful life long learner at Langrish School...

On Friday morning (22.9.17) there was a meeting on how to be a successful learner in Reception Class at Langrish. We discussed how, and what it takes, to be a successful learner. Also, we talked about how Miss Parker and the parents can support and guide the children to be life long learners in Reception Class. 

It was a great turn out, so thank you to those who came, we really appriciate your support. If you were unable to attend the meeting please find a copy of the outcomes at the bottom of the page. 

Working together on our shared vision
Sharing ideas with other parents







Home learning starts today! Hoorayyy!

As from Friday 22nd September, parents can collect their child at 3pm to choose a maths game together to take home for the week! Please play these games as an when you want to! To change the game, bring them back the following Friday at 3pm.

On Monday 25th September, children will have two reading books to take home. Please read with them as much as you can (remember to use the Oxford Owl website to access more of these books).

Tricky words will be sent home for you to continue at home. Tricky words are not phonetic so the children just have to know them. Please play games and test your child to see which tricky words they know.

School Library books will be changed every Friday morning with Miss Rhodes. So, if your child wishes to change it, please bring them back each Friday to be swapped.

Autumn reading challenge! When you child has read a book, please let us know on the Autumn Reading Challenge sheet. Once it is all filled in, please bring it in and show Miss Parker!


Hello Team Squirrel, (15.9.17)

It has been a fantastic first week for Team Squirrel! The children have settled well into their new classroom and are taking the school routine in their stride. We have also been sharing their summer holiday boxes, with their cheeky bears, with the whole class... the children are showing a great sense of pride when talking about these.

We have been so busy making new friends, enjoying our super fun P.E lessons and accessing all areas of the classroom and outdoor space. Here are some pictures of our learning:









We've got plenty of exciting things planned for the coming year so keep watching our weekly website updates to see what we've been up to.


P.E days:

Tuesday: (In the hall) for which the children will only need a T-shirt and shorts.

Wednesday: (Outdoors if weather permits, otherwise in the hall) for which children will need a T-Shirt, shorts and outdoor trainers.  They will also need dark coloured jogging bottoms and a hoodie as the weather gets colder.


Meet the teacher - Home learning expectations

On Friday 15th September there was a meeting with Miss Parker to discuss the home learning expectations for Reception Class. Miss Parker also discussed the learning which is taking place now and throughout the year. For now, the children are establishing the school routine, making positive relationships with their peers and adults and exploring the classroom and outdoor space. The Early Years Foundation Stage has three Prime Areas. They are Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language and Physical Development. Without these prime areas met, children may struggle to access the other areas of the curriculum which are Maths, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World. However, throughout their play, there are provisions in place to access such areas of development freely and independently.  

If you were unable to attend the meeting, please find an attachment of the presentation at the bottom of this page. Copies of the hand out will be put in your child's bag on Monday 18th September.


Useful Websites

Phonics play                    Iboard                  Interactive-resource

Our Awards

  • Arts Council
  • Sing Up
  • Offsted
  • Music Mark
  • RRSA Level 1
  • Sports Mark