St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF
01235 833342

Welcome to Squirrels Class



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome back from having a great Christmas holiday; it is the start of what should be an exciting and rewarding new year.  I look forward to catching up with the children and finding out about their time at home with their friends and family.  During this Spring Term we will be focusing on the development of the railways and the Victorian Era.  Back by popular demand, the children will be given another project to complete in Term 4. 



The children are expected to read at least 3 times a week; please could you ask your child questions about their reading. This needs to be recorded in their Home-School Contact Book as they will be rewarded for the number of times they read at home. As a school, we are trying to encourage all children to read more (regardless of age).  Research shows that the more a child reads the better writer they become, as the child is exposed to a wealth of rich vocabulary within books. We have altered our reading challenge this year. For each read a child completes at home, they will have a raffle ticket entered into a termly draw. At the end of each term, a ticket will be selected and this child will be awarded a £5 book token.  The more reads, the more raffle tickets, which means a higher chance of winning!


Spellings & Other Homework

The children are also expected to learn their weekly spellings.  Your child will write their spellings into their Home-School Contact Book and are expected to do a daily activity in their small yellow book at home.  A list of possible spelling activities has been stuck in the front of this book.


The children are also expected to complete their weekly Mathletics homework which is set online.  Mathletics homework is set on a Thursday to be completed within the week.  They will also be given some homework on a Friday, which could be anything, based on our work in class.  For example, a comprehension on St David's Day or a project on sculpture.  The Friday homework is due in by Thursday the following week.  This enables me to mark their homework book and give it back out the next day.



Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. Earrings should be removed before PE please or better still, not worn to school on PE days. All long hair should be tied back every day but especially on PE days.  The children are expected to wear plain navy shorts with a plain, white t-shirt.  In the winter, the children can wear a dark coloured tracksuit as an additional layer.  Finally, during some games lessons (and at breaktime) the children are expected to wear shin pads.  Please ensure all belongings are clearly labelled. 


If you (or your child) are concerned or worried about anything then please don’t hesitate in contacting the office and I will get in contact with you as soon as I can.


Yours Sincerely


Mrs P Smart

Squirrel Class Teacher

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