It’s a new school year and Swallows Class have started this term with excitement, enthusiasm and are cheerfully ready for what lies ahead! There are plenty of things happening this term, including our long-awaited trip to London to see ‘The Lion King’, our first Wellbeing Wednesday and Harvest Festival… as well as the slow build-up to Christmas festivities.
Our Big Question this term is ‘What lies above our heads and beneath our feet?’. We will be exploring space and the solar system, supported by our trip to the National Space Centre, which is a fantastic trip, including a session in their planetarium. Our brilliant class novel is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, which offers us plenty of ideas about the aurora borealis and religion. It is also full of magic, plot twists and description to help with our writing. In the afternoons, we are loving ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman as part of our story time and are very pleased to be engaging in Book Club on a Friday afternoon.

As part of our provision, new spellings will be given every Monday on EdShed, with an informal assessment on the following Monday. Homework in maths and English will also be available on EdShed and Google Classroom on Mondays, 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. There is the added incentive of a special mention in our weekly Celebration Worship and a star on our board in the hall.

Wishing you all a fantastic term.

Miss McBride