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Swallow

Welcome to Swallow class!

Our class teacher is Miss Bicknell, our teaching assistant is Mrs Cornwell.

 

Our PE days will be Wednesdays and Fridays, please make sure children have a full, named PE kit in school on these days. 

 

Our topic this half term is castles!

 

10/09/18

This week in Swallow Class; 

We had a very exciting castle day on Monday, we dressed up as people who would have lived in a medieval castle. We have designed and made our own shields, created a dragon and learnt a medieval dance!

 

On Wednesday (12th) there will be two parent’s meetings to get to know the Year 1 team and find out about expectations in Year 1. Please join us at either 2pm or 5 pm, see you then!

We will be going on a trip to Portchester castle on Wednesday 26th September, this will be a great opportunity to experience a real castle and learn more about the different parts of a castle. We are also hoping to perform our medieval dance!

 

A letter has gone home containing all the details about the trip, please ask Miss Bicknell or Mrs Cornwell if you need another letter.

17/09/18

This week in Swallow Class;

This week we introduce our new walk to school initiative to encourage more families to walk to school or leave their car and walk part of the way. Children will be encouraged to walk and their daily travel to school will be recorded. They work towards badges every term. Please talk to your children about the importance of walking to improve your healthy life style.

 

We will also be starting daily dough disco sessions! Dough disco is moulding dough and performing different actions in time to music, this activity is designed to strengthen children’s fine motor skills and improve their pencil grip.

Attached is a link to find out more and see what actions are included if you would like to take part in this at home with your child.

Our Trip to Portchester Castle!

 

On the 26th September we went to Portchester Castle with Magpie and Chaffinch class. (We also took our friend Archie the dragon who got in lots of our photographs!) We got there on a big double decker bus, it took nearly an hour!

The castle was amazing!

We explored the castle, this well was a bit scary!

We all went to the top of the tower, it was really high.

The spiral stair case was quite steep so we came back down on our bottoms!

 

After lunch we walked around the castle walls and looked at the sea, then we visited the church.

We had some time to play in castle grounds before we came home and also sketch some pictures of the castle.

What a brilliant day!

On Thursday we walked to the church for the Harvest Festival.

Ask us about the song we sang, 5 a day, we were brilliant!

 

1 2 3 4 5 a day

1 2 3 4 5 a day

it's got to be the healthy way

it's 1 2 3 4 5 

5 a day! ♪♫

Welcome back Swallow class!

 

This week is arts week, we are focusing on Italy!

 

Our role play is now our very own Italian restaurant!

 

We will be making Venetian masks, leaning towers of Pisa and cooking our own pizzas!

 

Here are some photos of the delicious pizzas we made!

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Thank you very much for all your support in our first term together and for providing costumes for our Christmas play, we hope you enjoyed watching it!

Welcome back Swallow class! I hope you had a fun filled Christmas and plenty of rest for a busy half term ahead!

 

This half term started with an unexpected visitor...

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Mr White has come to visit us during his trip around the world and will be staying in our new ‘ice cave’ in the classroom.

We have been very helpful and made him a bed, pillow, blanket, mobile and even a pond to go fishing in, complete with rainbow fish! We hope Mr White will be very happy staying with us, we are very excited to have him!

Please keep reading at home with your child as much as possible, children now need to read 5 times a week to move up the reading ladder!

Remember to question the children about the story as they read to check their understanding and ask them questions or let them retell the story after reading.

Thank you!

Wow! What an exciting week in Swallow class, we were reading one of our favourite books together, I want my hat back by Jon Klassen, and started talking about some of the questions we have about the book. We decided to write a letter as a class to ask Jon Klassen our questions. Miss Bicknell sent our letter on twitter and we got a reply!

Here is a picture of our letter and the reply we got answering our questions!

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