Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'

Dates for the Diary 26th September – Y6 Trip to Kingswood Residential until 28/09/22 26th September – Otters Welcome Evening 3:30 – 4pm 27th September – Grenoside Woods Welcome Evening 3:30 – 4pm 29th September – Beeley Woods Welcome Evening 3:30 – 4pm 3rd October – Lees Hall Woods Welcome Evening 3:30 – 4pm 13rd October – Otters trip to South Yorkshire Transport Museum 4th October – Woolley Woods Welcome Evening 3:30 – 4pm


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Ms Boardman and Mrs Schofield would like to welcome you to Squirrels' class page on our school website.


Our class page will be updated on a half termly basis so that we can share our learning journey with you as it unfolds over the academic year. 


Our topic this half term is 'The Steel City'. Our philosophical question is ' Is Sheffield a good place to live?' This is our Geography focus. We will be looking closely at the world around us. The Year One children will be learning the seven continents of the World and locating where hot and cold places are in the World.

The FS2 will be talking about where they live and looking at the environment.

We shall be having lots of learning outside and recording what we see. we will go to two local parks and the local shopping area.

In Mathematics the year one children will be moving onto addition and subtraction and place value to 50 and begin to count in 10's,2's and 5's. The Foundation Stage Two children with be cementing their knowledge of numbers up to ten. They will be focusing on number bonds.

Phonics and reading is really important in the Early Years of school and children will be encouraged to take both a reading book and a reading for pleasure book regularly. 

In literacy we will be practise our writing skills and we will write for a purpose.

In science this term we are looking at  different animals and the group they belong too. WE shall be finding out what makes a mammal a mammal, what classifies a bird? and other animal groups. We shall be observing the animals at Cannon Hall Farm. We shall look closely at the characteristics of each animal group and go to visit the farm to see the animals we have been learning about.

in Design Technology our focus will be on food. We will look at where our food comes from, what is healthy food and how we can safely make meals by using our cutting, mixing and chopping skills.


Our topic this first half term is 'Castles!' Through our learning we will be trying to answer the philosophical question, 'Is it easier to defend or attack?'

Saint Francis of Assisi

Each class at St. Patrick’s has a class saint that we learn about throughout the year. We talk about our Saint regularly and encourage the children to learn, talk and ask questions about their Saint. Each Saint has a Feast Day, where we celebrate their lives and what they did in order to become a Saint.

In Squirrels, our class saint is Saint Francis of Assisi. St. Francis of Assisi was a Italian friar deacon and preacher. He is most well known as the patron saint of animals. St. Francis of Assisi's feast day is the 4th of October.

Saint Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

'Open your mind, open your heart, welcome to success'


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