Red Squirrels is where our wonderful Year 4 and 5 children learn.
Welcome to Red Squirrels
Red Squirrels are a kind and helpful class who help each other when they are stuck. We hope to be role models for Badgers, Foxes and Dormice and we take great pride and joy in having the lead roles in the school play.
Our teacher is Miss Alston and she is very fair but also firm. We also have a wonderful TA named Miss Waterton. They both help us learn and encourage us to see the positives in making mistakes and to persevere.
We hope you join our class.
From the resilient Red Squirrels
We are currently creating a brand new curriculum that will be bespoke to our wonderful school- our full curriculum map will be published when this work has been complete.
For the Autumn 2 half term we are learning:-
English:- We are basing our English on the book ‘The Boy At The Back of The Class’ by develop an insight and appreciation of the challenges of refugee experiences. It will help to support their understanding of empathy and develop empathy skills. They will also explore the concept of the entitlement of fundamental human rights and freedoms for all. They will produce a range of writing, including picture books and non fiction information reports.
Maths:- We will be continuing to follow the maths national curriculum, based around our own adapted version for the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. Our focus for the next half term will be on addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.
Science:- We will be continuing our topic of Earth and Space
Topic and the wider curriculum:- Our topic this half term is Refugees this includes the following subject elements:-
Art – we will explore and seek inspiration from the work of the Syrian artist Abdalla Omari entitled the Vulnerability Series. We will also be linking our art with our science topic by experimenting with different media to create sunsets and sunrises linked to the work of the artist Claude Monet.
DT – The children will be looking at shelters at refugee camps, thinking about the materials used and how the shelters are constructed. They will then design and build their own shelter
Geography- As part of human and physical geography we will research journeys undertaken by refugees.
History- As a contrast to British history we will be learning about Syria from early Islamic times to today.