Squirrel (Year 2)

Please look at the key information below

Adults in Squirrel Class


Class teachers
Mrs Anderson 



Teaching Assistants
Mrs Hanney
Mrs Wright

Student- Miss Green

Class Expectations

We have high expectations of behaviour at New Close. Everything we do is centred around our six values:

Aspire, Positivity, Pride, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. 

When children follow these expectations they will receive verbal praise and may also receive stickers and dojo points. Those who do not follow these expectations will receive consequences. These consequences are outlined in our Good Behaviour Policy

What do I need to bring to school?

Children in Squirrel Class will need:

- their red school book bag in school every day. This should have two school books in it (one reading together book & one decodable book) their home/school reading record and their phonics folder.

- a drink (no fizzy drinks) in a separate bag, we provide the children with an optional piece of fruit for snack at break time.

- weather appropriate clothing (we aim to go outside in all weathers). It is helpful if they can keep a pair of wellies in school.

Children in Squirrel Class have PE on a Wednesday. Forest School will be on a Friday, children need to bring in clothes suitable for outdoor learning.


Children in Squirrel Class need to read/share a book five times a week with their grown ups. This reading should be recorded in the home/school reading record. They can also log their reading on the reading race. When the reading race is finished it can be returned to the teacher. When the children complete all five reading race they can choose a book as a prize.

Homework is set each week it is either a English or and Maths task. 

Homework is designed to support your child’s learning and help them to revisit skills taught in class. We aim to keep these tasks as simple as possible but children will benefit from some support at home to complete these tasks.

All homework will be set on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Children will receive house points for returning their homework on time.

This Term in Squirrel Class

This term in Squirrel Class are topic is 'Pirates'.

We will be learning about what it ment to be a pirate and what life was like living on the seven seas. We will be continuing our work on exploration looking at significant navel explorers. The children will also be creating a non fiction book about pirates. We will finish our topic with a pirate party where we will celebrate by drinking our smoothies, that we will be creating in DT, that will stop us from getting scurvy.



Useful Links

Click the links below for useful webpages that will help you support your child's learning at home.

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