Welcome to Squirrels!

We are the Year R class at Broughton Primary School.


The adults in our class are:

Mrs Hudgell                  Mrs Martin


A message from Mrs Hudgell:

I am a happy, enthusiastic and experienced early year’s teacher with a fantastic teaching assistant. We both feel very lucky to work with the children at Broughton Primary School and can’t imagine working with any other age group.


What we do in Squirrels:

In our class we work with the children on a very personal program that develops their individual needs and uniqueness. We follow the EYFS program ensuring that children learn and develop and are kept healthy and safe. It covers the first stage of a child’s care, learning and development, up to 5 years old.

The class is designed to be purposeful and offer effective continuous provision. This is to provide children with a constant environment that is safe for them to explore whilst challenging their learning. It should allow children the freedom to explore and become independent in making choices about their own learning.

We hope to make the transition from pre-school/nursery to KS1 as smooth as possible and begin to introduce more formal teaching as we progress throughout the year.


Parents Role at Home:

  • To share milestones/achievements on tapestry
  • To read 5 times a week with your child (little and often)
  • To practise reading sight words at home
  • To recognise numerals in the environment

Squirrels know how to make healthy choices and eating 5 fruits or vegetables a day is one of the ways we stay healthy. Have a look at the fruit kebabs we made this week.

Squirrels class have been harvesting their potatoes and carrots today and what a huge amount of potatoes we have found!  They have taken all the garden waste to the compost bin in our nature area and added some worms. 

On the 9th July Squirrels were very fortunate to enjoy a day out at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for outdoor learning and bush craft. We had the most amazing experience and have made memories that will last a life time. We enjoyed pond dipping, where we found a newt, melting marshmallows around a bon fire and den building.