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Squirrels

To my awesome Squirrels, 

 

2020 has been a very strange year, for so many reasons, but mainly because our 'normal lives' had to change so drastically. It has been so weird to be teaching throughout, but not have my lovely class altogether with me. 

 

As we started the year together in September, we didn't know that all of this was just around the corner, but, we still had such a good time! I am so proud of how much you have all grown up, become more independent and developed into such mature, young people. You are going into Key Stage 2, and as sad as I am that I cannot teach you again, I am so excited for all of the exciting opportunities and adventures that you have got to come. You are ready for this! You’ll be amazing!

 

We had two terms together and in them we did so much and had so much fun. We learnt about the Great Fire of London and you enjoyed re-creating Pudding Lane during Forest School. We made clay pots and bread for the bakery and enjoyed exploring painting fire. We had a Fire visit, where some of you tried on some fire fighter equipment. You also met a police officer and had the opportunity to try on their equipment too! You enjoyed tackling the 'Daily Mile' track and the boys tried to prove they were better at football than me, they lost 😊 We had numerous 'Stay and Learn' events, proud Parent's Evenings...the list just continues! 

 

But most of all, we formed some fantastic friendships, looked after and cared for each other and helped each other become the best that we could be. We cheered each other on, laughed and laughed and made so much progress in all areas of our school life.

 

I can’t wait to see you all in September, I have missed you all so much!  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and I am so proud of each and every one of you and how you have dealt with such a strange situation. You are all amazing and I could not have wished for a better class, even if it was just for 2/3 of the year.

 

To all of the parents, grandparents, friends and family members that I have had the pleasure of working with this year, thank you for all of your hard work in raising these truly great children. 

 

Best wishes to you all, and have a wonderful summer with your families. 

 

See you in September

 

Mrs Duddridge smiley

Hi Squirrels!

 

It is the last week of the school year! I hope you all have a fantastic summer holiday and I wish you all the best in Year 3. You have been fab to teach this year smiley

 

You can email me at: squirrels@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

Look after yourselves and stay amazing!

 

Mrs Duddridge

 

 

Ellie was up for the challenge - check out this beautiful handwriting!

Check out this great story by Logan

 

 

Welcome to The Squirrels Class!

 

Hello, I'm Mrs Duddridge (the class teacher) and our wonderful teaching assistant is Miss Stacey. We are also joined by Miss Banks-Bunnett who is an apprentice and will work across the three classes in KS1. 

We are here to support your children and make them flourish in all areas of their learning. If there is anything you are worried about at home or want us to help you with then please just ask us on the door, or if you want any more help then I will meet with you after school. 

We look forward to having a brilliant year with you all! smiley

Important notices

 

  • Our class PE day is a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit. Normal school uniform is to be worn for the rest of the week. 

Curriculum

 

 

 

Homework and home learning 

 

Children will bring home their reading books everyday. Please remember to sign their reading diaries to show us they have read with you. We encourage the children to read at home for 5-10 minutes a night. The children are prompted to change their reading books as often as possible as reading can make a tremendous difference to their confidence and attainment in class. 

 

Each week the children will bring home spellings to learn. The spellings are currently linked to Year 1 & 2 common exception spellings set by the National Curriculum. Spellings will be sent home every Friday and the children will be tested on the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practise daily and orally test them as much as you can. We want all of the children to be able to spell the word using the letter names rather than the sounds they make. Some children still need to practise decoding the words you say on their own (independently). 

 

Children will also bring maths homework. They will be given Fantastic Facts and a Times Table sheet (flying). The children are encouraged to learn their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables by the time they leave Year 2. The Times Table sheet tests their fluency of being able to answer a series of questions in a set amount of time. We have named each 'station' a different country name. For example, The United Kingdom is for 2 and 10 times tables, France is 2 and 5 times tables and Spain is 3 and 5 times tables, etc. We have specific lessons teaching them how multiplication works and is useful and relevant in their daily lives. 

If you would like any blank sheets feel free to pop in and let me know. 

 

 

Below you will find some links to useful documents that will help to support your child's learning in Year 2: 
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  • Earhart
  • Attenborough
  • Lovelace
  • Pankhurst
  • Parks
  • Owens
  • Goodall
  • Gandhi
  • Frank
  • Hawking
  • Ali
  • Thunberg
  • Luther-King
  • Kahlo
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