Swallow Class

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome back to Term 2 in Swallow Class! We have a very fun and exciting term of learning planned over the coming weeks as we launch our topic Up, Up and Away all about Flight. 

We will be thinking about our topic in many areas of the curriculum including English, where we are beginning with the Greek myth about Icarus and following on with history links when we discover more about famous female aviators. We will also be looking at images of earth from satellites and thinking about expeditions into space. There will be lots of practical science experiments as well as some super art work. 

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. 

 

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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