Swallows 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year Two Swallows Class
My name is Mrs Rice, I am the class teacher and Mrs Elson is our classroom assistant. We love working together in Swallows class. The running theme across the year is that of 'Help'. We will be using our enquiry based approach to investigate this in all areas of our learning. Our favourite time of year is our annual resisdential visit to Fox Howl at Delamere Forest where we explore forest habitats, build dens, toast marsh mallows around a bonfire and get very muddy! We also enjoy a visit to the Maritime Museum in Liverpool where we become detectives and learn about theTitanic disaster as well as an exciting visit to The Manchester Jewish Museum in the summer term. This year is particulairly exciting as we are emabarking on a project called Adrift which focuses on the lives of refugees.
We are exploring the following fabulous texts in our writing lessons this year: Troll Swap, The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark, Dragon Machine, Major Glad Major Dizzy, The Last Wolf and Grandad's Secret Giant. Our Autumn texts are Troll Swap and Owl Who Is Afraid of the Dark.
Swallows class also endeavour to become competent in our 2,5,10 and 3 times tables as well as knowing and using the associated division facts. Mrs Elson and I are looking forward to a busy, fun filled year of new learning opportunities.
Swallows enjoyed a fabulous trip to The Maritime Museum in Liverpool to enhance our learning about the Titanic disaster. We explored artefacts from the ship, took part in role play and story telling activities and used the compass points to locate buildings on the Docks.
Spring Term 2020
Our new book is "The Dragon Machine" by Helen Ward. We are enjoying getting to know the characters, writing fabulous descritpions, persuassive letters, instructions and other narratives.