We are studying World War 2 this term. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about one of the most significant periods in British and World history and to further our understanding of our heritage.
During this topic, we will cover many fascinating aspects such as evacuation, rationing and the diary of Anne Frank (this will be sensitively handled, but please do come and see me if you have any concerns or wish to see materials in advance of the children).
Our class text is the fantastic 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Morigan. It does contain some sensitive topics, but is a fantastic-read which depicts evacuation in WW2 in an absorbing way. If children would like to bring their own copies of the text to class, we fully encourage them to, as they will be able to follow along during class reading more easily.
Swallows have PE on Wednesday afternoons and all children will need to ensure they have full and correct kit in school for these sessions.
Each week, English and maths homework will be issued on a Thursday. This allows children the Friday to seek support in school if needed. Homework will then need to be returned for the following Tuesday.
Also a part of the weekly homework, is spellings, time tables and reading practice. Each of these areas is supported by a small diary-style book. Tests will take place on Tuesday mornings and new spellings and tables will be issued the same day.
In addition to weekly homework, topic projects will also be set over longer time periods specific to our class. These tasks will be made available for checking on our class page on the school website.
Links to websites that the children use in school which may be useful for them to access at home.
Check back here regularly for photographs of what your child has been up to.
Please check here regularly for copies of any letters that may have been sent out by your child's teacher