Welcome to Swifts’ class page. This is our Reception and Year One class.
Mrs Nicola Roberts is Swifts’s class teacher, she is helped in the class by Mrs Dionne Page and Mrs Clare Hindmarsh.
Welcome back year one Swifts and a big hello to our new reception Swifts!
We hope you have had a lovely Summer break and are all refreshed and ready for a fun and exciting year ahead. This term we will be travelling around the World using ‘Swift Airways’, sampling food from different countries and looking into different cultures. We have started in Scotland and the children have been listening to one of Katie Morag’s stories. We have been learning about different tartan patterns and have even made our own woven kilts out of paper! Ask your Swift each week which country we have flown to!
We have a new phonics scheme that we are very excited about called ‘read write inc’. The year one children have started this and we can already see them using what they have learnt in their writing.
In Maths, the year one children have started to learn their number bonds to 10, learning to independently write and answer number sentences and recognising and using numbers to 20. The reception children will be recognising and using numbers to 10 and will start to look at 2d shapes in our environment.
PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday, but sometimes this can change therefore please could we ask that your children’s PE kits are in school all week to accommodate this.
Please could you bring in a pair of wellies that could stay in school all week for the children to use as in early years and year 1 the rain doesn’t stop us going outside, it just makes it more fun!
Homework will be given to only the year one children initially and will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Thursday.
We are looking forward to a fun filled, busy term with the Swifts.
Mrs Roberts, Mrs Page and Mrs Hindmarsh
Useful links to websites will also be added to this page.
Page updated: 12/09/18
To support your child’s progress, end of Foundation Stage skills in reading, writing and maths have been identified. Success and confidence with these specific elements will enable your child to progress as they commence the National Curriculum. End of Year Expectations for Foundation Stage Pupils
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