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Swallows WB 24.1.22

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 8:48pm

Welcome back to Swallows Class blog

Week beginning 24th January 2022

Top Table: Skyla and Joshua           Praise: Will


I am continuing to love getting to know Swallows class and developing strong relationships. The children have loved getting to know Miss Cooper this week as she has been working alongside me to 'team teach' the children. Swallows have been enthused by their learning this week and I know how much they have loved our topic themed sessions, in particular our role play looking at whether it is morally right or wrong to take items from the Titanic wreckage. The children created great arguments and were able to verbally justify their reasoning, building on other children's thoughts and feelings. 


Key change

I have taken the decision to change the day of the weekly spellings test, this is to try and reduce the amount of testing that is done in one morning as I feel it is too much for the children. Swallows will be tested on their spellings on a Thursday and their timestables on a Friday morning. 


Please note that our PE days this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 


Next Week

Next week, we will be exploring the geographical location of where the Titanic departed from and where it sank. We are going to be able to do the following:

  • Describe the location of features and routes on a map.
  • Know the 7 continents and 5 oceans/seas of the world
  • Know the rivers in each capital city of the UK
  • Explain what lessons have been learned.




Read Write Inc

Please see your child's diary for their reading/sound focus. 


Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 


During the Spring term our spellings will be focused on the Year Two Common Exception words. We are recapping these from the Autumn term to ensure that the children are secure in how to spell them. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Thursday 27th January are listed in your blue reading diary.


Times Tables 



Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved onto their silver challenge! Well done!


Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 10 x table facts to help prepare for our silver 10 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites, Mrs Elson and Miss Cooper

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