Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 1 | Grammar

School Closure Home Learning (Year 1-6): Year 1


Red Squirrels are most likely to be found in woodland areas in the UK. Their favourite foods include hazelnuts and pinecones. You can find their nests (called ‘dreys’) high up in trees. They are made of leaves, twigs, and pieces of bark.

In this clip, we will see the red squirrel getting ready for bed in its cosy blanket of moss and wool.

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Credit: BBC Two - Springwatch

Literacy idea

Write a bed time poem to help send our squirrel friend to sleep.

You could start each line with ‘Good night, Squirrel!’. For example…

Good night, Squirrel! You have had a busy day, so you need to go to sleep.

Good night, Squirrel! Remember to brush your teeth before you go to bed.

You can either continue this poem or write your own.

Wider curriculum idea

Read these facts about red squirrels from*. Once you have finished reading them, pick your favourite fact and share it with your friends and family!

*Please note that this site is advertising funded