Swallow Class

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4 in Swallow Class! This term we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London, a significant historical event which took place in 1666. This history topic is really exciting, there is so much to learn and we will be using it to help us make connections with many other areas of the curriculum. We will also be introducing a fictional story called 'Vlad and The Great Fire of London' written by Kate Cunnigham. This wonderful tale documents the Great Fire from the perspective of a flea! It is a great story to help all children access and learn some of the key historical facts from around this time.

We will begin by producing a timeline of events from the Great Fire and then find out about key historical figures from the time such as Samuel Pepys. This will help to inspire creative writing in English. We will develop art appreciation, learn new techniques and explore the geography of London before and after the fire. The term will conclude with some learning about William Shakespeare, the Globe Theatre in London and the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. We are looking forward to a great term with some fantastic learning opportunities!                

Please follow this link or the one on the blog below to have a look in detail at the topic web which outlines the learning across subjects.

Home learning opportunities

Reading: Please send your child into school each Monday with their reading book pack so that we can exchange them for fresh ones for the week. Please try to hear your child read each day, encourage them to sound out unfamiliar words and talk to them about the meaning of any new words they encounter in their books. To deepen their understanding, ask your child questions about their book, perhaps get them to recount what the book was about, how characters were feeling and why things happened and whether they would recommend it to a friend and why.

Spelling: Each Friday your child will be given a new set of spellings to practise ready for a quiz the following week. They should practise spelling using the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' process and when they are secure with the spelling they could write some sentences using the words in their yellow spelling book. For this week's spellings, please follow this link.

Maths: Your child can use their login to access Numbots and TT Rockstars to practise maths and times tables. 

Phonics- Additional resources for learning phonics can be found at Mr Thorne on You Tube and Alphablocks on the BBC, also Phonics Play is a great website we use in school.

Reading – recommended reading books to share at home

Maths ideas for activities to do at home

Times tables expectations are here

If you have any questions or would like to talk about a particular issue please send me a message on Dojo or catch me at the end of the school day and we can arrange a mutually convenient time. 

 

Home Learning (105)

Friday 5 March, 2021

Hello to all of our Swallow Class children and families and a very happy Friday to you all! I hope you enjoyed World Book Day yesterday, it’s always such a treat and a chance to celebrate reading!
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Thursday 4 March, 2021

Good morning to the Swallows and their families in their nests at home! Today is World Book Day and there are some lovely activities for you to take part in from home.
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Weekly Timetable (3)

Monday 1 March, 2021

Hello Swallow Class families! Here is the weekly timetable for for the coming week. I hope this will help you to see at a glance, what we are covering daily so you can organise your week to suit you and your child. Please let me know if you need any further support or have any questions about what we are learning. Thanks for your ongoing support, Mrs Williams
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Thursday 25 February, 2021

Good morning everybody, I hope you have all been enjoying the home learning activities this week and learning lots about The Great Fire of London!
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Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a positive week and are enjoying the activities on the home learning blog.
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Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Hi there everybody! Here is the weekly timetable for Swallow Class for the coming week. I hope this will help you to see at a glance, what we are covering daily so you can organise your week to suit you and your child. Please let me know if you need any further support or have any questions about what we are learning. Thanks for your ongoing support, Mrs Williams
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Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Good morning everybody, I hope you have all had a great start to the week and are enjoying the home learning activities.
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Monday 8 February, 2021

Welcome back everybody to the Swallow Class home learning blog! We hope you have been able to enjoy the weekend and are ready for some more activities this week.
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Monday 8 February, 2021

Hi there everybody! Here is the weekly timetable for Swallow Class for the coming week. I hope this will help you to see at a glance, what we are covering daily so you can organise your week to suit you and your child. Please let me know if you need any further support or have any questions about what we are learning. Thanks for your ongoing support, Mrs Williams
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Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Good morning everyone! We hope your week has got off to a good start and that you are looking forward to our Class Zoom today at 2.00pm!
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Swallow Class Timetable

Monday 1 February, 2021

Hi everyone! Thank you all for your continued support and the hard work you and your children are doing at home. Attached is the Swallow Class learning timetable for this coming week. I hope it will help you to plan your child's learning each day and enable you to easily find lesson information if you need to catch up. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further help or information.
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Weekly Timetable

Monday 25 January, 2021

Hi everyone! Thank you all for your continued support and the hard work you and your children are doing at home. Attached is the Swallow Class learning timetable for this coming week. I hope it will help you to plan your child's learning each day and enable you to easily find lesson information if you need to catch up. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further help or information.
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Friday 22 January, 2021

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week? I believe the sun is going to shine today and over the weekend – won’t that be a treat in January?
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Thursday 21 January, 2021

Hello and good morning Swallow Class Children and families. I hope you are well and finding lots of interesting learning on the blog activities each day.
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Poetry!

Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Here is a poem written by a child in Swallow Class. I think you'll agree it's lovely and I wanted to share it with you all.
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Friday 15 January, 2021

Happy Friday to you all! Thank you for working so hard this week and trying your very best with the home learning activities.
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Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Hi everyone, thanks to those of you who joined us on zoom yesterday – it was lots of fun seeing each other and meeting Mr Grinling! If you weren’t able to come along, we will hold one every Tuesday at 10.00am, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with your friends and teachers.
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Monday 11 January, 2021

Good morning Swallow Class and families, it’s great to be back with you all and I hope you’ve had a safe and enjoyable weekend.
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Friday 8 January, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Friday already and we’ve reached the end of the first week of Term 3. Although it wasn’t the start of the year we had expected, I hope that things are well at home and that the home learning has been successful.
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Thursday 7 January, 2021

Good morning to you all, it’s thankful Thursday! Take a moment to thank someone for something they do today, I’m sure you’ll make them smile and it will make you feel happy too!
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Home Learning (2)

Monday 4 January, 2021

Good morning and welcome back to Term 3. We were very much hoping to see everyone today however, we will be starting our new term with online learning until it is safe for us all to be back in school once again. We hope that you have had a peaceful and restful holiday and are ready for our exciting activities ahead this term!
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Welcome to Term 2!

Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Dear Swallow Class families, we are all enjoying being back at school after half term and have planned some super learning opportunities over the coming weeks.
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Flight Topic Web

Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Here is our Topic Web for this term. Here you will find detail about the specific learning we will be covering in each area of the curriculum.
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