Welcome back! I hope you had an amazing summer break. The teaching team in Swallows (Mrs Easby, Mrs Runcanu and myself - Mrs McCall) are looking forward to a fun filled term, with our 'out of this world' topic:
Please see below the curriculum map and medium term plan for this term. Our areas of learning are subject to change according to the children's interests.
Swallows Trip to Weymouth
We had an amazing day at Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre. The children really threw themselves into their activites, enjoying Kayaking and paddle boarding in the morning and rock climbing and caving in the afternoon.
Everyone challenged themselves to try something new and they all succeeded. There were smiles all round as they reached the giddy heights of the climbing rock at the back of the centre and we were blessed with great weather despite the storm the night before!
A big well done to all of the children - I was so impressed with their excellent attitude and great teamwork!
Today we started thinking about our space poetry. We listened to 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie and considered what the story was behind the lyrics. We looked at other poems, and noticed how their meanings changed depending on how you 'performed' the poem. In our pairs, we practised saying the poems out loud using expression and intonation to see if we could really understand the hidden meaning she in the words. Some of us then performed the poems to the whole class.
Rights and Responsibilites - Our Class Charter
This week we have been thinking about our rights in the classroom and discussing our class charter. We have thought about the responsibilities we all have in the classroom and the ways we can ensure we have equal rights. We are hoping to have completed our class charter by the end of the week and it will be on display in the classroom for the rest of the year to remind us all of our responsibilities to one another.
We have also been discussing our whole school text 'Willy the Dreamer', talking about our hopes and dreams for the future. We are looking forward to sharing this with you on Friday in our sharing assembly, 2:30pm in the church.