Maun Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the stars


Welcome Back to Maun Infants and Nursery!

This is the web page for Squirrel Class which will be updated with lots of news about what we have been learning as well as useful information for parents and carers. The class teacher in Squirrel Class is Miss Striplin and our teaching assistant is Mrs Frearson.


The children in Squirrel Class will have PE on a Thursday. PE kits should have the appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE as they will remain in school all the time. PE kits will be sent home for washing every half term. If children wear earrings they will have to be removed before coming to school on our PE days or, as an alternative, the children will have to bring their own plasters to school and be able to place them over their earrings themselves.

Water bottles should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. They will be taken for a good clean each night. Please make sure they come back to school  every day. 



Your child will have a reading book matched to their level to take home every week. They will also have a gold star book to read at home which they may need help from an adult to read. Squirrel team have been really excited about our chapter books and many children have started taking these home as a challenge. Please do have a look on Bug Club as there are lots of extra reading materials on there too! 


Please send your child to school with their reading book and reading record every day. 


Each week one child will be chosen to take home Reading Ted and our Reading Trophy. This is given to someone who has been reading regularly at home. 


We also have our Reading River display.  This is to show how important reading is in everyday life.  On our river we will display and type of reading that isn't from a stroy book.  This could be - menus, leaflets, instructions, signs, packets, recipes etc.  If your child does any type of reading that is separate from their reading book, then let us know and we can display it on our river.  Even better if you can send it the actual thing that they read!



Rainbow Grammar - Sentence Structure

Green represents the main subject of a sentence (normally a noun)

e.g. boy  children   bells   tree   Paul   television   apples

The next part of the sentence is where the action happens and we colour this orange. 

It is called the predicate (normally starts with a verb)

e.g. clucked around in the yard    rang out of the town    sizzling in the pan

We use red for all the punctuation that may occur in a sentence. this means full stops, exclamation marks, questions marks and commas.

Below are some useful links to support your child with their learning at home.


BBC Bitesize

TopMarks - Some great maths games. We are learning about counting with money this half term in maths and there are some useful games here to practise. 

Spelling Games


Anti-bullying Week - We thought about our identity and all the different things that make us who we are. We created some art work to represent our identities.

Maths - We have been learning about money in our maths lessons. We can use coins to make lots of different amounts!