Welcome to Swifts!
Swifts are taught by Mrs Hulme with TA support from Mrs Woodward. On Friday mornings Mrs Shaw teaches the class whilst Mrs Hulme has her PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time.
This term we have 18 Year 2 children and 13 Year 3 children in it, we are a Year 2/3 mixed class.
In Swifts we have an exciting term ahead. The curriculum for this year has been carefully selected to ensure children gather the knowledge and skills they need. The details of our curriculum can be found on our curriculum newsletter.
The three school rules and the Pirton 6R’s are embedded within our class. Children who show these behaviours are celebrated and, on a Friday, we have a celebration assembly to share some of these successes.
Please keep an eye on our Class blog to find out more about our journey in Swifts.
Spring Term overview:
English – A range of units; Non-Fiction: Non-Chronological Report (Questions and Answers about Nature or Sharks by Sarah Fowler), Poetry – Free verse poem (Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears by Hilda Offen), Narrative (Paper Bag Princess), Non fiction – Recount (Dogger by Shirley Hughes).
Maths – Multiplication, Division, Statistics and Measurement.
Science – Using Materials and Plant survival.
Geography – Coastline
Art – Flowerhead.
DT – Beach hut
Computing – Spreadsheets, Coding and Graphing.
Music – I Wanna Play In A Band, Zoo time
PSHE – Safety and the changing body and Citizenship.
RE – Beliefs and practices/ Sources of wisdom/ Prayer, Worship and Reflection/ Identity and Belonging
Different ways of giving thanks to God, Invite a faith visitor to school or visit a place of worship, The Lord’s Prayer and Shema Prayer, The Easter Story, Shabbat and Passover
PE – Dance 2 (toys), Gymnastics 2 (advance shape), Games 2- (advanced ball skills) and Games 3 (invasion games).
Children should bring a water bottle to school every day and can bring a healthy snack with them for breaktime.
Tuesday and Thursday are our PE Days, so please make sure your child’s kit is in school on these days.
Home learning and spellings come home on Thursdays and should be returned by the next Tuesday.
Children should read at home most nights if possible.
Times table rock stars is recommended for all children to practice their multiplications.
On Fridays we have Celebration Assembly where we celebrate our achievements for that week.
We are looking forward to the children enthusiastically engaging in their learning and seeing them flourish throughout this year!