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 literacy 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 and we had a medieval day ourselves to experience this.

In literacy we read Traditional Stories. We read Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin. We thought about the different features of a traditional story and we used these ideas to write our own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

In maths, we will be refreshing our understanding of addition and subtraction, and using place value to help us with our calculating. We will later explore the relationship between multiplication and division and revise calculation strategies.

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 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.