Somehow, it’s already the final term of the year! It’s delightful to have all of Swallows Class back at school to welcome in the warmer (and hopefully drier) weather. With so many exciting opportunities on their way this term, and Year 6’s last term in primary school, Mr Ball and I were pleased to welcome back so many smiling faces.

We have launched into our Big Question, ‘Are there discoveries still to be made?” and our class novel, The Phoenix Code, which has so far offered a cliffhanger and plot twist in every chapter and a lot of laughs. The book focuses on Ancient Egypt and Year 5 have been busily preparing projects about the gods, goddesses and pharaohs. We’re already excited about our trip to the Ashmolean.

There are plenty of exciting things happening this term, but of course we are all abuzz about our upcoming residential trip to the Brecon Beacons. Fingers crossed for some sunshine! It promises to be a great week away.

As part of our provision, new spellings will be given every Wednesday on Readiwriter with an informal assessment on the following Wednesday. Homework in maths and writing will also be available on Mathletics and Google Classroom on Wednesdays, with a week to complete. Mastering the times tables can be consolidated using TTR too! PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I am so lucky to have a host of keen readers in the class who are hungrily devouring a plethora of exciting and varied books. Reading 5 nights a week is a challenge well-received by Swallows and there is the added incentive of a small, topic-themed prize. There are also certificates in our weekly Celebration Worship and a star on our board in the hall.

Thank you for your ongoing support and hard work. As always, have an absolutely wonderful term.