Welcome to Year 1 and 2 Squirrels class.

The Squirrels class teacher is Marie Marshall and the other adult working in the Squirrels classroom is Mrs Pearce.

If you wish to contact us, please email squirrels@bythams.lincs.sch.uk

Our topic this term is Coastlines.

We will be exploring the physical and human features of coastal regions across the UK. In science we will investigate living things and their habitats, comparing coastal and woodland areas.
We will continue to teach phonics through Read, Write Inc for 40 minutes every day and send home books to read which support this learning.

Maths this term will focus on money, place value and the four number functions. (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will also be telling the time to the hour, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

This term we will be finding out all about Florence Nightingale, why she was so important and her contributions to improving nursing training and standards.

PE is every Wednesday this term, so please insure your child has their kit in school. We have wonderful coaches from inspire plus teaching netball and then athletics after half term.

Reading

Children are expected to read regularly and it is key they are heard read several times a week. Please ensure that their reading achievements are recorded in their diaries, which are checked every Monday when their books are changed. Two books are issued per week. At The Bythams we try to nurture a love of reading in the children and the activities we do should enhance their experiences and enjoyment of reading.

Spellings

Your child will still receive weekly spellings to practise in their spelling book, which is an extension of their learning in school. Their spelling test will be every Friday.

Maths Homework

The school uses Mathletics, homework is set on a weekly basis. If you would like your child to have paper set homework, please let me know and this can be arranged.