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Swallows WB 7.2.2022

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 3:50pm

Welcome back to Swallows Class blog

Friday 4th February

Top Table: Layla and Luciana            Praise: Albie

We have had an enjoyable week in Swallows. The children have loved working with Miss Cooper to complete their music lessons where they have been learning to use the glockenspiels alongside singing the song 'I want to play in a band'. The children have been delving deeper into their geography by locating the countries where the Titanic departed and stopped at before sinking. The children have revisited their prior learning to answer more in depth questions. In Computing, the children are working hard to programme and debug systems, using the knowledge they have developed over the past few weeks in relation to algorithms. 

We will be having an extra session of PE this week, please ensure your child comes into school in their kit on Wednesday 9th February.

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 7th 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 days this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

This week

This week, we are going to be returning to the art techniques we explored in our art. We are going to focus on a piece of artwork created by the famous 'Hokusai' called 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'. The children are going to be taking a few steps back and explore this great artist to find out the printing techniques used. We are going to create a double page about the artist noting down key facts and how his printing technique is unique. We are then going to create a double page to test and identify the tools and skills developed. Eventually, we will recreate a sea picture again improving on our first pictures to use our skills more methodically. We are then going to share our thoughts and wishes of other people's work to support them in improving their work further. 



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 10th 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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