Squirrels (Year 5)

Welcome to the amazing Squirrels Class.

The Class Teacher is Mrs Hodgson and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Wilson and Mrs Duncan.

This term our topic is: Comets, Rockets and Asteroids. During this time we will be making many scientific discoveries and maybe find some alien friends along the way.

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Preparing for a Debate

The Squirrel class are busy preparing for a formal debate next week. To help them with this challenge, the children have been doing some independent research as to features of a debate, exploring terminology, the structure of a debate and individual arguments in addition to persuasive vocabulary used by the speakers.

Preparing to Map Out a Big Adventure!

We have been busy learning about OS maps and using atlases in preparation for mapping out our own space adventure! Some children have drawn their own versions of OS map symbols – can you guess what they may mean?


Aspiring to be the Next Professor Brian Cox

Mysterious Object Found on School Field!

A mysterious object was found on the school field today! Mr Lilly – unsure of what it was – brought it into school and the Squirrel class have explored the findings.


They used clues relating to the materials and markings to make some inferences as to what the object/s could be and had some questions also which they have recorded on a padlet page.

Our quest to find out the origins of the mysterious object/s will continue!


Travelling Back 60 Years

The Squirrel class had a bit of a shock on Friday 24th November as their classroom and day transformed back to 1957 as we celebrated the school’s 60th Birthday. With no whiteboards or i-pads the children sat in their rows and recited poetry and their times tables before their arithmetic lesson. They also had a special experience of Maypole Dancing!