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Swallows WB 14.02.2022

Date: 7th Feb 2022 @ 2:38pm

Welcome back to Swallows Class blog

Friday 11th February

Top Table: Jayden B and Tommy          Praise: Amber

A very big thank you for all parents taking the time to discuss with me about their child on Tuesday, this week. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing their achievements with you all. Thank you for your continued support!

We have had an enjoyable week in Swallows. The children have loved working with Mrs Elson this week to explore all the techniques they have been learning to develop in art to create fantastic final pieces based on the ocean the Titanic crossed. The children have worked so well to support each other and provided good feedback to their chosen partners to support them in improving their piece. The children focussed on a piece of artwork created by the famous 'Hokusai' called 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'. 

New APP alert:

To support your child in their maths, knowing their number bonds to 10, addition and subtraction, then I believe this app is ideal. There is an app that has been developed by White Rose Maths called 1-Minute Maths. This app provides hints which are visuals to support your child if they are struggling. The app is completely FREE and just a few minutes a day could benefit your child hugely. 



Week beginning 14th February 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.   


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

This week

This week, we are very excited to write our final stories that we have rigorously planned this week. The children have chosen and created new fictional creatures like mermaids, robots and fairies. They have either kept our main character of George the same or chosen to change him. They will spend 2-3 days writing their final pieces and ensuring that they have spent time editing and improving their pieces of work. I am so excited to see what they can do and cannot wait to read them. The children have loved this unit of work based on 'The Dragon Machine'!



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 17th February are listed in your blue reading diary.


Times Tables 



Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 


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 and Mrs Elson 

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