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Squirrel– Spring Term 2023

Reminders for Spring Term 2023

Please can you make sure your child has a coat and a sunhat at school every day as the weather is so changeable and a sunny morning can often change to a rainy afternoon.  We like to take advantage of our lovely outdoor area and encourage the children to explore and investigate in the fresh air as much as possible whatever the weather (within reason!). 

Please ensure your child has a named bottle filled with water with them each day.

Reading diaries will be sent home, and new eBooks assigned, on Fridays. Please return Reading Diaries to school on Mondays.

We will be sharing poems on Mondays, and on Wednesdays we will be celebrating children’s out of school achievements, so please send any trophies or certificates in on Wednesdays.

On P.E days children need to come to school on these days in their P.E kit on Thursday and Friday.


Updates will continue to be uploaded to ClassDojo, so please remember to check for updates. If you need to get in touch with me, please message me directly on ClassDojo. If you would prefer to email, my email address can be found using the contact box on our class page on the school website.


Curriculum Focus for Spring Term 2022


Maths – In Maths Year 1’s will continue with recognise, compose, decompose and manipulate 2d and 3d shapes before moving onto numbers 0 – 10 and additive numbers. 

English – We will be writing to inform. The children will continue to focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and writing in full sentences. We will also be looking at using conjunctions and adjectives and expanded noun phrases and we will be practicing our handwriting.

History – This term we will be learning about the history of flying, including Amelia Earheart and Amy Johnson.

Geography This term we will be learning about continents.

R.E – We will be exploring which celebrations are important to Christians and what the different practises link with these celebrations are.

P.E – In P.E we will be exploring football skills and learning how to move their body to music.

Art – We will be learning about weaving and Gunta Stolzl’s designs.

Music – Year 1’s will be exploring the question ‘How does music help us understand our neighbours?’



Diary Dates for Spring Term 2023


Tuesday 3rd January – INSET day for staff – school closed to pupils.


Wednesday 4th January – Children return to school.


Friday 10th February – Last day of Spring term one.


As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change.  The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.