Swallows Class are back and cheerfully raring to go for what is, for Year 6, their final term in primary school, which is already whizzing by! As normality begins to re-establish itself, we are more able to partake in a variety of activities, get out on some school trips and enjoy sharing our learning with each other. We have already loved sharing our KNEX skills to create moving models.

We have launched into our Big Question, ‘What is Success?’, with an overview of the kings and queens of Great Britain, since William the Conqueror. Our brilliant class novel is Treason by Berlie Doherty, which has offered plenty of ideas about the Tudor period and provided lots of conversation about monarchs, religion and notions of success. Later in the term, we will be exploring light through the creation of our very own shadow puppets, learning about a variety of inventors, making electric circuits and welcoming our very own feathery visitors to the classroom…

There’s plenty of exciting things happening this term, including a day’s sailing, a trip to Hampton Court and, of course, the long-awaited Year 6 residential at Yenworthy. Fingers crossed for some sunshine please! It promises to be a great week away.

As part of our provision, new spellings will be given every Monday on Readiwriter with an informal assessment on the following Friday. Homework in maths and English will also be available on Mathletics and Google Classroom on Wednesdays, with five days 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. There is the added incentive of a special mention in our weekly online 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.