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 J Humphries
Staff Working in IR Owls This Year
Teacher: Mrs J Jasper
Hayley Shepherd (W-F)
Claudia Spelten (M-W)
During the Autumn Term, our theme across the Integrated Resource for both Squirrels and Owls will be ‘Knock, Knock, Who’s There?’
“I am trying to free your mind. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.”
We will begin the autumn term by sharing the picture book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. 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 sequence and retell the story in our own words, using the previously learned grammar. 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. We will also be going to the Lyceum Theatre to watch the stage show of the book!
In maths, most of the 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 place value in numbers up to 1,000 for our Wise Old Owls and up to 50 or 100 for everyone else. We will then move on to a block of work on addition and subtraction, looking at formal methods where applicable, before finally looking at shape. Our teaching sequence, where appropriate, will look at number in the concrete, pictorial and abstract form. The Wise Old Owls will also look at problem solving in different contexts. 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 ‘Knock, Knock, Who’s There?’ topic. We will start as geographers by using our existing knowledge and skills to help us identify the seven continents of the world. We will then explore where in the world animals such as tigers live and where fruits such as pineapples come from. This will help us develop our scientific vocabulary, which we will use when we explore what the term ‘habitat’ and ‘seasonal’ means. Once we understand these terms, we will use this knowledge to compare and categories animals and their habitats closer to home and more familiar fruits we eat on a regular basis. As nutritionists, we will use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare a dish for a hungry tiger. As artists, we will explore the work of Henri Rousseau and use this as a stimulus to create our own ‘Tiger in the Jungle’ collage. In RHSE, we will investigate how we can stay safe, focussing on dangers inside the home, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom and understand what to do to keep ourselves safe. As musicians, we will use our voices expressively and creatively to sing and perform the popular song ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry.