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Welcome to Swallows!

Our class teacher is Miss Innes and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bennett and Mr Hope.

Topic maps:

Please click here for our 'Roald Dahl' topic map for term 1.

Please click here for our 'London's Burning' topic map for term 2.

Please click here for our 'Explorers and Adventurers' topic map for terms 3 and 4.

Please click here for our 'Sailing the Seas' topic map for terms 5 and 6.

 

Timetable:

Please click here for our term 6 timetable. Mrs Pearce will be covering Thursday mornings in Swallows. In the afternoons, some subjects will rotate weekly in order to fit everything in.

 

PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday - please make sure children have their PE kits in school and that they are named. 

 

Homework:

Homework is set on a Friday and is due in the following Tuesday. 

The children are expected to read 5 times per week to an adult at home; reading records are checked on a Monday and books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday. If your child has finished their school reading book then please feel free to read anything else at home and write it into their reading record - every little helps!

Please continue to play on 'Times Tables Rockstars' as often as you like. A few parents have been asking about how to turn off the timer - unfortunately you can't turn it off but you can hide it and you can also increase the time to 3 minutes. Have a look at the help section of the website - https://intercom.help/times-tables-rock-stars/online-games#game-type-settings

 

Spelling:

Click here for a list of the Year 1/Year 2 words which the children need to know by the end of KS1. There are lots of spelling strategies which we use in school - click here for some examples. 

Really WELL DONE to you all for putting so much effort into your SATs papers last week! You should all be proud of yourselves - it was a tough week!

Summer term topic...'Sailing the Seas'

What do you think this book is about?

 

As part of our 'Sailing the Seas' topic, the children have designed and made pirate ships out of junk materials...

Here are some pictures of the children's artwork, created using soft pastels and paper. They are based on the story The Lonely Beast.

In Terms 3 and 4, our Topic is 'Explorers and Adventurers'.

We will be learning about famous explorers from around the world, including Nellie Bly, Christopher Colombus and Neil Armstrong. In Geography, we will look at the continents and oceans of the world and compare a non-European country to the UK. We will also do a study of the local area.

At the end of term 1, we had a Roald Dahl Day in Swallows. The children made Roly Poly birds and worked in groups to act out some of their favourite Roald Dahl scenes. All of the outfits were fantastic!