Welcome to Squirrels!

Class Teacher: Miss Mitchell 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Wilson


General Information


Each week, your child will come home with a book that matches their phonic knowledge, along with a library book. These books will usually be changed on a Monday. Please listen to, or read to, your child daily and record any reading you do at home in your child's planner. We ask that the children read their reading books three times to boost their fluency.  



Phonics is taught daily as a whole class and activities are provided to support new learning as well as deepen children's understanding. From January we will be sending a list of Common Exception Words home for the children to practise spelling at home. We will then complete a quiz in school each term to check the children’s knowledge of reading and spellings these words.



Squirrels have PE on Wednesday morning this half term.  Each half term, we will send PE kits home to be washed.  Please ensure named PE kits are in school with weather appropriate clothing, thank you. 




Handwriting and correct letter formation are an important part of children's literacy skills.  However, there are various ways in which certain letters can be formed.  To help with consistency and in order for you to be able to support your children at home with their handwriting, below is a PowerPoint modelling how we form letters at Oatlands Infants.  

Religious Education- The children built churches and mosques using Lego.

National Railway Museum - The Train Sheds

National Railway Museum- Our journey by train.

We were inspired listening to the directors of 'The Smeds and the Smoos'!

Art - Colour mixing

We took a few moments from our lessons and thought about our wellbeing and boosted our energy levels.

English- We worked in groups and thought about how we would describe 'Janet' from the Smeds and the Smoos story.

Science- Exploring taste and touch

PE- Riding our bikes

Art- Self-portraits inspired by David Hockney's use of photographs.

Maths- Counting using our ten frames.

Computing- Is it technology?

Science- Matching body parts to body part words.

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