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.
In English we will be reading traditional stories from different cultures. We will read a story called Hansel and Gretel. Next we will read Baba Yaga and we will compare the characters from both stories. We will look at what is similar and different, describing the events and the characters. We will later use these stories to help us write our own story.
This term the Swallows will be investigating numbers and simple calculations using addition and subtraction. We will be learning to record the calculations by writing a number sentence. We will think about numbers which are bigger and smaller and we will learn how to partition numbers into tens and ones. We will learn the strategy of counting on.
Topic - All About Me
For our topic we will learn all about ourselves and our families. We will think about what we look like and use words to describe ourselves, for example, ”I have brown hair”. We will also learn about the different family members and how they are related to each other. We will put this into a family tree.
Next term the children will be learning about materials. The children will be involved in a range of activities which think about where materials come from and why objects are made of certain materials. We will explore different materials and find out their different properties.
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