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Swallows - Wednesday 6th January, by Miss Gillam

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 10:48pm

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Good morning super Swallows!

I hope you are all well and ready for a busy day of home learning.  Home learning is going to look a little bit different to our last lockdown. We hope that you will enjoy learning in this new and exciting way.

Please take a few moments to look at the class discussion page each day where I will be available to ‘chat’ to you about the work that I have set for that day. This is a fantastic way that we can keep in touch and I will be on the class discussion throughout the school day.


Addition and Subtraction- Please see the talking Power point attached at the bottom of the page. You will see a little icon on each page which needs to be clicked on in order to hear my voice. Our home learning maths lessons will be guided by a recording of my voice which will explain what to do (like I do each day in class). Just click on the little speaker icon on the power point page)

Here is a link to our video PowerPoint if you are struggling to access the Talking PowerPoing. 



  Times Tables

Swallows have really enjoyed learning how to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 over the past few months. We have now started to answer multiplication and division number sentences for the 2, 5- and 10-times table. Can your Swallow write out the 2 x table? When writing each number sentence, please encourage your Swallow to say ‘ 1 lot of 2’ ‘2 lots of 2’ ‘3 lots of 2’.

1 x 2  =

2 x 2 =

3 x 2 =



Setting description - See the Power point attached at the bottom on this blog post. Like the maths, I have recorded the instructions so just click on the audio button to hear what to do.

Here is a video link to our talking PowerPoint if you are struggling to gain access. https://youtu.be/3gqhOwrkqZs


Please spend some time reading either the school book you took home with you or a book you have been reading at home each day.  Please also remember to use our Oxford Owl website to access reading books online.




If you get an adult to sign your reading diary each time you read, you will still be able to collect your raffle tickets when we are back in school.

 Links to your daily Read Write Inc lesson can be found on our English PowerPoint.

EDIT: Here are the links to our RWI lesson today. I know some links have not been working. We are working on fixing the problem. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ATg1lPk0Lg - Reading
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB4HzZpnPX0 - Spelling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db4XgMAptHA - Red Words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAXeT-cVqHM - hold a sentence


Our spellings will be on our English Powerpoint each day. Please use your spelling whiteboard and roll and spell game to help you to learn them. We will complete our little spelling quiz each Friday.



Please have a listen to our new and exciting story ‘WE ARE NOT FROGS’. You will find the audio at the end of our English PowerPoint. I will read a little bit of the story to you each day. 


Have a wonderful day Swallows and don’t forget to let me know how you are getting on with your learning in our class discussion today.  I would LOVE to see what you have been up to.

Lots of love from

Miss Gillam

17.12.20, by Miss Gillam

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 10:58pm

Hello and welcome back to Swallows class blog.

Swallows have had the most wonderful final week of term. We enjoyed watching the Christmas Pantomime, solving tricky maths problem for Santa and partying our Friday away. We indulged on a delicious Christmas dinner on Wednesday and had lots of fun guessing our brand new story book for next term.