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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Squirrel Class Year One & Two

Welcome to Squirrel Class!

Teacher: Mrs Sharpe


Support Staff:   Mr Coy


Key Information




Reading is a core aspect of the school curriculum. We ask that our children read to an adult at home regularly each week. Please record your child’s daily reading in their reading diary so that we can see how they are getting on. When they have read their book twice, then please encourage them to put it in the basket so that it can be changed.


It is important for the children to bring in their reading folder each day so that they are able to read to an adult in school.




Tuesday with Mrs Sharpe

Thursday with our PE Coach


Children are welcome to come to school on these days wearing their school PE kit. Please make sure that jumpers have been labelled with their names.




 Each term there will be 9 activities (3 Maths, 3 English and 3 Topic based activities) to choose from. We would like your child to complete one activity each week. By providing a range of tasks, we hope that you will be able to pick something each week which your child will find engaging as well as at the same time supporting their learning.  Homework books are to be handed in on a Monday each week and will be returned to your child on a Wednesday.  



Our Church School Value


This term our core value is




Term Two


This term our topic will be:

UK Explorers


The Big Question
 What makes London our capital city?


Building on our previous map work, we will be completing the heritage walk around Branston to find out as much information as we can. We will then use maps and atlases to find out about the different parts of the United Kingdom, finishing in London, where we will discover what makes it our capital city. In science, Year Ones will be finding out about different types of animals and Year Twos will be thinking about the characteristics of something that is alive and what we need to survive. In Design Technology, we will exploring wheels and designing and making a London bus.


In Maths we will be working on; Addition, Subtraction and Shape. 


In English we will be looking at the books; Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers and The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. 



In RE, we will be exploring the thought provoking question ‘Why is Christmas important to Christians?’ The children will consider the following aspects in our lessons:

  • The nativity story
  • The people who are key figures in the Christmas story.
  • Advent
  • What do Christians do to show that this time of year is special?
  • How to Christians show thankfulness at this time of year?
  • How do we show that we are thankful?

The children will be delving deeper into the text to achieve a better understanding of the story, recognising the impact the Christmas story it has on Christians’ lives and how we can make connections to our own lives.