St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF

01235 833342

St Amand's Catholic Primary School

 Welcome to Squirrels Class 

Dear Squirrel Class (and all your families),


I hope you had a restful and relaxing Easter break and are looking forward to  a busy, and fun-packed term.  Our class topic is called "Journeys of Discovery" and you will find more details below.  

Here are a few reminders:


You are all expected to read at least 3 times a week and get an adult to ask you questions about your reading at home.  This needs to be recorded in your Homework Diaries as you will get rewarded for the number of times you read at home. I will ask to see these diaries on a daily basis, so please ensure that you bring it in.  

You are also expected to learn your weekly spellings (which can be found on TEAMs) and complete your Mathletics homework which is set online.  Please also login to 'Times Tables Rock Stars' to improve your rapid recall of multiplication facts (  We will also be focusing on internet safety, therefore you are expected to complete tasks via Gooseberry Planet. All passwords are on the inside cover on your Homework Diary. 

Finally, every Friday you will be asked to do an additional task, which will be linked to the work in class.  This homework needs to be handed in by the following Thursday, to enable it to be marked.  All homework will be posted on TEAMs.


Currently, you should not bring a PE bag to school.  You will need to come to school dressed for PE on a Thursdayincluding wearing trainers.  You should also bring in a spare T-shirt, a pair of socks and trousers/shorts/skirt on this day, just in case your kits get wet or muddy during outdoor sessions. Please remove your child’s earrings on PE days or put tape over the earrings. If your child can remove their own earrings, please provide a small envelope for them to be kept safe. Staff are unable to remove or put earrings in.  The Year 4 children will be swimming on Wednesday mornings so please ensure that they are suitably dressed and not forgetting their swimming gear. Whereas the Year 5 children will be doing PE with Mrs Smart on the same day.

Finally, you need to bring a change of footwear, so that we can go outside, on the field, whatever the weather. A named water bottle is essential and a regular drink of water can help improve your child’s concentration during the day. 


If you do have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child’s learning, please email the office to make a mutually convenient appointment.


Take care of yourselves and your family.

Mrs Smart  


Thank you ever so much for helping Key Stage 2 to raise over £1500 for the Cardinal Hume Centre.  We had a great day and we thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in the school hall, with Mrs Smart and Mrs Ellery.  If you would like to donate online the Just Giving Page is as follows: 

Squirrel ClassTerms 5 & 6 Plan

Last years  outstanding performance of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

This year's Curriculum Overview...