Welcome

The 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 – SENCO & IR Lead
Mrs Jasper – IR Support Teacher (Mon-Weds)

Squirrels
Miss Trotter – Class Teacher
Miss McFarlane – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Healy – Teaching Assistant
Miss Smith – Teaching Assistant

Owls
Miss Legge – Class Teacher
Mr Rawling – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Walker – Teaching Assistant
Miss Spelten – Teaching Assistant (Mon – Thurs)
Miss Shepherd – Teaching Assistant (Wed – Fri)

Staff supporting both classes
Mrs Myers – Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Walker – Teacher

Additional staff will occasionally support in the classes.

Remote Learning

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Staff Working in IR Squirrels and Owls This Year

Stradbroke Primary School

IR Squirrels Teacher: Miss Trotter

Teaching Assistants

Miss Trotter – Class Teacher
Miss McFarlane – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Healy – Teaching Assistant
Miss Smith – Teaching Assistant

Stradbroke Primary School

IR Owls Teacher: Miss G Legge

Teaching Assistants

Miss Legge – Class Teacher
Mr Rawling – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Walker – Teaching Assistant
Miss Spelten – Teaching Assistant (Mon – Thurs)
Miss Shepherd – Teaching Assistant (Wed – Fri)

Spring Term

During the Spring Term, our theme across the Integrated Resource is the ‘Under the Sea.’ 

Literacy 

In Squirrels, we will begin the Spring Term by sharing the picture book ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. Over the coming weeks, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of nouns, verbs, prepositions, emotions and adjectives that appear within the book. Our story is about a little fish with a big imagination, but also tells the tallest tales in the Ocean! The aim by the end of this term will be to sequence and retell the story in our own words, embedding previously learned grammar. In addition, and to support our writing, we will explore the story through a range of sensory engaging activities. 

In Owls, we will begin the Spring Term by immersing ourselves in the journey of a little submersible and its voyage beneath the waves. Over the coming weeks, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of nouns, adjectives, verbs and prepositions. The aim by the end of this term will be to create a fact file to showcase information surrounding the non-fiction book, ‘What a Submarine Sees.’ 

Maths 

In Squirrels, we will continue to develop our understanding of cardinality and counting by using a range of resources such as Numicon, Dienes, Counters, Tens frames and Number lines to expand our knowledge of composition of numbers up to 20. We will develop our ability to count and add multiples of 2, using a range of concrete, pictorial and, where appropriate, abstract forms. Finally, we will develop our understanding of division, sharing and equal groups. 

Owls will begin with a unit of work on place value up to 100, where we will develop the skill of partitioning into tens and ones. We will then revisit addition and subtraction, continuing to look at different methods and progressing on to problem solving. Lessons will take the form of concrete, pictorial and, where appropriate, abstract forms. Later in the second half-term, we will explore multiplication and division. Where possible, questions will be linked to our topic of the submersible’s journey through the ocean. Finally, we will revisit the theme of money, promoting preparation for adulthood. 

Afternoon 

In Squirrels, during the afternoons, we will continue with the theme ‘Under the Sea.’ We will develop our communication and language through listening to a range of stories such as ‘Barry the Fish with Fingers’ and ‘Tickly Octopus’. We will also have the opportunity to practice our turn-taking and sharing through a range of games to enhance our personal, social and emotional development. In addition to this, we will also develop our physical development through fine and gross motor skills activities. These will include yoga, painting, drawing, cutting, colouring, moulding playdough and using tweezers. Throughout the second half-term, we will look at ‘Understanding the World’ learning about how to stay safe near water and also how we can look after our ocean and community. From this, we will conduct a plastic litter pick in our community/school to help clean up the area and avoid more plastic ending up in our seas. 

In Owls, during the afternoons, we will continue with the theme ‘What a Submarine Sees.’ We will begin as scientists, focussing on the enquiry-based question, ‘Is it a fish.’ We will develop our enquiry skills by exploring a real-life fish! We will identify the physical features of fish, classify fish from other sea creatures, name common types of fish and understand that some humans eat fish as part of their diet. Throughout the second 

half-term, we will move onto geography where we will explore where fish live and apply this to thinking about where the fish we eat come from. As geographers, we will also develop an awareness of ways we can care for the planet and our community.