Welcome to the Swallows

What We Do In the Swallows

In the Swallows, the children are involved in a range of different learning experiences. Often the class topic is linked with our English focus. During many of the lessons, the children are practicing reading and writing. Please work with your children at home to practice their reading and writing.

Heading South for the Winter

In English we will be reading different stories by the same author. We will think  about what is similar and what is different in each of the stories. We will also 'borrow' some of the ideas from the stories and use these to help us write our own. 

Here is a slideshow of the first adventure for Lars the Polar Bear. Where does he go and who does he meet?


This term we will be using our understanding of addition to help us with multiplying. We will also explore the relationship between multiplication and division. We will look at a range of different shapes and use different materials to make them.

Journeys and Transport

For our topic we will learn all about different journeys and types of transport. The children will be involved in a range of activities which think about different types of transport and who invented them. We will explore transport in history by looking at Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers. The children will be making a vehicle in pairs. They will explore and experiment with different materials to see how to later construct the vehicle. Shoe boxes would be greatly appreciated for this task.

Next term the children will learn about different castles. We will be making castles with a moving drawbridge. Cereal boxes would be most welcome to help us with our experimenting.

A PE kit (named plimsolls or trainers, blue Livingstone Primary T-shirt, navy blue or black shorts, jogging bottoms and sweatshirt (during winter months, in named bag) must be in school every day and kept on children’s pegs. It is recommended that kits are taken home for washing every half term.

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Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be due in on the following Friday. It will follow up work covered in class. Spellings are linked to our Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme and will be given out on Tuesdays