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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: Mrs Daw


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 One


This term our topic will be:

Brilliant Branston!




The Big Question:

What are the geographical features in the village of Branston?



We use the big question as a focus for our planning each lesson, so that the children have the opportunity to gain information to help them to answer it throughout the term. In Geography, we will start by focusing on Branston and its geographical features and then thinking about the features of the United Kingdom. In Science, the Year One children will be investigating using their senses and thinking about seasonal changes. In Year Two, children will be thinking about the different stages of human growth; matching animals to their young and how to stay healthy. In RE, we will be thinking about the parable of the Lost Son and how Christians show their belief in God. In Music, children will begin to learn how to play tuned instruments. Year One children will be learning to play the glockenspiel and Year Two children will be learning how to play the recorder. In art, we will be sketching and painting landscapes. In computing, we will be giving instructions, making predictions, and using maps and routes.


We will be using the following books in English


The topics we will be covering in Maths are: Place value and addition and subtraction.



 So much to look forward to this term. I can’t wait to get started!