Year 1 Swallows

Mrs Sanders

Class Teacher

Mrs Best

Support Staff

Miss Chellew

Support Staff

Welcome to Swallows- Year 1 


This half term our learning theme is  All Creatures Great and Small”.

Our main story will be, “Monkey Puzzle” by Julia Donaldson. The children will be learning the story, innovating it and inventing their own versions.

As usual we have a busy half term ahead!

In science the children will be answering the question:

How do animals survive?

To launch our science learning we are excited to welcome the Owl Sanctuary into school. This will be an exciting opportunity for the children to meet some animals and to learn more about them. We will be learning all about the different classifications of animals, animal diets and animal adaptations that help them to camouflage or ward off prey.

In the second week of June we will be doing the Phonics Screening Check, so please continue to support your child’s reading at home- in particular looking for special friends.

Another highlight will be our Sports’ Day which we all really enjoy. We relish the opportunity to mix with our friends across classes and ages. There’s always so much fun to be had on preparation day when we paint our t shirts and make our flags. If you have attended a Sports’ Day before, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a brilliant day!

In maths the children will learn about number and place value within 100 and measurement- all super skills that we can practice on Sports’ Day- though we’re all winners no matter how far or how fast we go!

In RE the children will continue to study Judaism- in particular Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. PSHE focuses on our bodies and we will continue to think about core values and My Personal Best- honesty and courage.

We will continue to use Tapestry to share your child's learning with you and to share important class messages. Please make sure you check the app regularly. Click here for Tapestry website

Swallows have P.E on Wednesday and Friday each week, please ensure that your child's kit is in school each day. 


Please send a coat with your child each day. 


Thank You for your continued support.

Mrs Sanders

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