Squirrel Nutkin Class
Welcome to Squirrel Nutkin class
Hello and welcome to Squirrel Nutkin class. In our class we believe that every child is unique and special. We provide a nurturing and safe environment to encourage all of our children to become independent and creative learners.
Meet the team:
Class teacher: Mrs Hannah Lees
Early Years teaching assistant: Miss Bridie Windsor
Outdoor teaching assistant: Miss Stacey Aire
Our topic this term is
We have enjoyed observing seasonal changes in the nature garden.
We love to scrimble together.
Making a volcano in the water tray.
The 'BIG' garden is our favourite place to learn.
We learn how to be a good friend and recognise the needs of others.
We loved having a friend from year 6 come to help us develop our number fluency.
We looked carefully in a mirror, then drew and finally painted our portraits...
...After that we wrote our name labels.
We firmly believe that every child has the right to thrive. As a school we use the 'Thrive approach' to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning.
With this in mind we kick start our Monday mornings with 'Thrive' activities, which we will repeat throughout the week.
Once a term a whole class 'Thrive' assessment is carried out to determine our focus.
This term our focus is 'power and identity.' Within this the children will learn how to resolve conflicts and manage disagreements as well as learning how to be assertive.
Information for parents and carers.
Family learning time
At St Martin’s we want to have a good relationship with all our parents and families. Your co-operation and support can make a real difference to how children see themselves as learners and engage in learning.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Team would like to invite you to our Family Learning Together sessions fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon. We really hope you can join us for the half hour sessions.
Our EYFS children really enjoy sharing their learning experiences with others, and would very much like to share their learning with you too! We have planned for a variety of activities and experiences for you to become involved with.
Please have a look at the sessions and workshops we are offering for the upcoming half term. If you would like anymore information please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Thank You to all our parents and carers who have joined us so far, we look forward to welcoming you all into our classrooms on:
Getting Creative -19th April
Children love to create and make lots of wonderful models and pictures. Come and join them and have fun being creative together.
Reading Together-3rd May
This is an opportunity for our parents and carers to join their child in their classroom to read together.
We will share good practice– how to get the most out of your child’s reading book, developing enquiry and questioning skills and develop a love of reading.
Mega Maths- 17th May
Maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage happens in many different ways.
Join in with our adult directed session to see how we encourage our youngest learners to become confident mathematicians.