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.
Last term, we were learning about Castles. We explored the history of castles and what the first type of castles looked like. We thought about the different people who would live in the castle grounds. We went to Warwick Castle to experience it for ourselves. We had a fantastic day and explored all the different parts of the castle.
In literacy we read Traditional Stories. We read Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin. We explored the features of Traditional tales and we used the structure of Jack and the Beanstalk to write some of our own stories by swapping the roles of the characters. We wrote the openings for our stories and thought about the importance of describing the characters and the settings. We also used different scenes to help us tell stories.
In maths we will be refreshing our understanding of addition and subtraction, and using place value to help us with our calculating. We will use our understanding of addition to help us with multiplying. We will also explore the relationship between multiplication and division. We will look at different fractions and how we can find equal parts of shapes and numbers.
My Neck of the Woods
This term the Swallows will be involved in the My Neck of the Woods topic. We will go out into the surrounding environment and look at what it offers. We will go on a trip down Stanley Street and look at the different amenities.
Next term the children will be learning about the Seaside. The children will be involved in a range of activities which think about the physical and human features of the Seaside. What the seaside was like in the past compared to now and the types of activities that children and adults can enjoy whilst at the seaside.
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.
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