WelcomeThe Integrated Resource
A warm welcome to all our returning pupils and also to our new starters!
Staff in the Integrated Resource this year:
Miss Ambler – IR Lead
Mrs Aspinwall – Class Teacher (Mon – Wed)
Mrs Humphries – Class Teacher (Wed – Fri)
Mrs Crowther – Teaching Assistan
Miss MacFarlane – Teaching Assistant
Ms Alldis – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Jasper – Class Teacher
Mr Rawling – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Walker – Teaching Assistant
Miss Spelten – Teaching Assistant (Mon – Wed)
Miss Shepherd – Teaching Assistant (Wed – Fri)
Staff supporting both classes
Mrs Myers – Teaching Assistant
Additional staff will sometimes support in the classes.
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Staff Working in IR Squirrels This Year
Teacher: Mrs C Aspinwall
Teacher: Mrs J Humphries
Staff Working in IR Owls This Year
Teacher: Mrs J Jasper
Hayley Shepherd (W-F)
Claudia Speltman (M-W)
During the Summer Term, our theme across the Integrated Resource for both Squirrels and Owls will be ‘Where does Queen Elizabeth II Live?’
“In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.” (Paddington Bear)
We will begin the summer by sharing the picture book ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allan. Over the coming weeks, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of nouns, verbs and adjectives that appear in the vibrant and interesting pictures of this book. The aim by the end of this theme will be to create a news report, putting all our previously learned grammar into practice. In addition and to support our writing, we will explore the story through a range of sensory engaging activities such as painting, model making, role play, singing, dancing and music. Our finished product will be presented at an afternoon tea party we will showcase all of our fantastic learning, in person, to our parents.
In maths, Squirrels will focus on building on our exciting knowledge and understanding of: the composition of numbers up to 10, properties of shapes, measuring, cardinality and counting and comparison. The aim is to begin to apply our knowledge and understanding of maths within our play and within environments other than the classroom.
The Owls will be focussing on number bonds within and up to ten, with some children then applying this knowledge to find number bonds to 20 or beyond. The Wise Old Owls will be focussing on using ‘near numbers’ to estimate then check answers to addition and subtraction calculations, before moving on to problem solving and using and applying activities. Then, we will all embark on a measurement unit of work, focussing on length and height. The Each Friday, the Owls and Squirrels will continue to develop their mental calculations by completing a ‘Big Maths’ challenge.
During the afternoon sessions, for those children who do not integrate with their mainstream classes, we will be continuing with our ‘Where does Queen Elizabeth II live?’ topic. We will start by using our existing knowledge and skills to help us identify where London is on a map of the United Kingdom. We will then explore famous landmarks of London and compare them to familiar landmarks within Sheffield. This will help us develop our geographical vocabulary, which we will use when we explore what the terms human and physical features mean. Once we understand these terms we will use this knowledge to compare geographical similarities and differences of cities and the countryside. As designers, we will explore and use different mechanisms such as levers, sliders and pivots. We will then use these joining mechanisms to create a moving picture of a London landscape that captures familiar London landmarks. To continue our design journey, we will explore wheels and axels and use these mechanisms when we design a moving vehicle, such as an iconic big red London bus or a fire engine. As historians we will learn about the past event the Great Fire of London. This will help us to develop an awareness of the past as well as help us to develop our historical vocabulary. Learning about fire will help us understand the dangers and remind us what to do in an emergency. As musicians, we will use our voices expressively and creatively to sing and perform the song London’s burning in a round.