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  • Hello everyone,

    This term are topic focus is Transport. We will be exploring and learning about transport in a variety of exciting lessons. We have started by looking at lots of different methods of transport and naming them. We even made some of our own transport and found it very exciting letting the parachute fall from the top of the play equipment outside. Some students were very interested in how fast different vehicles went, especially down a ramp! In literacy we have begun by reading ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’, it was very exciting as it was a sensory story where everyone was able to be actively involved in helping to tell the story about the outing on Mr Gumpy’s boat. Everyone listened very well! In numeracy we have started to learn about division, introduced as sharing. In PHSE we are learning about our bodies and how they develop as we get bigger. We always look forward to cooking various things during our cookery sessions!

    Each week we have a class blog discussion before Golden Time. This week students in Swallows said they have enjoyed:

    ·         Working with each other and helping each other out with class work.

    ·         Swimming was thoroughly enjoyed.

    ·         Time in the SI room.

    ·         Soft play was enjoyed and has really helped develop play skills and social interaction.

    ·         Watching a Puppet Play!

    ·         Cooking – making cheese straws.

    ·         Seeing friends after our break.

    ·         Talking and playing with friends.

    ·         Food scientist group was fun

    Thank you for reading.

    From everyone in Swallows

  • Have a look what we have been up to:

    We have had another busy week working hard and we all had fun celebrating a birthday! Here’s what everyone said they enjoyed this week:

    • Sculling during Hydro session

    • Literacy – writing sentences using the ‘our story’ app, communication programmes on the computer and by writing sentences all about the weather

    • Swimming at Five Rivers – learning how to develop confidence in the deep end and swimming on our backs, great listening to our instructor this week!

    • Playing together with friends

    • Making chocolate cupcakes in cookery

    • Horse Riding – trotting and gaining Level 1 Riding Certificate

    • Having Oreo birthday cake

    • Headsprout reading programme

    • Exploring magnetic materials around school

    Thanks for reading from everyone in Swallows

  • Hello everyone,

    Swallows class have been very busy recently. In maths we have been learning about money. After doing lots of hard work about recognising and adding money we were able to buy things from our class pretend shop, which everyone enjoyed very much. We have also been learning how to count in 2’s and 5’s. In Literacy we are focusing on ‘The little raindrop’ story, after reading the story we discussed what happens to the little raindrop and talking about the water cycle. In Science we have been learning about magnets, this week we enjoyed exploring different magnetic materials around our school. We talked about which

    We have a weekly class discussion and everyone contributes to our blog, here’s what everyone said they enjoyed this week:

    • Soft play – some choose to play a game, ‘we protected each other from a scary monster’.

    • We made very yummy healthy pizzas in cookery.

    • Swimming lesson at Five Rivers

    • Playing with friends

    • Getting a new flag

    • Great pack lunches made by mums – especially banana milkshake J

    • Horse Riding

    • Headsprout

  • What a fab half term we all had!

    Now the count down until Christmas begins, starting with our first Nativity rehearsal in this week just gone.

    Favourite activities and sessions this past week include:

    • PE

    • Swimming

    • Constructing junk models

    • Testing ourselves with different Jenga games

    • Forest school, most of us enjoyed having a go with a sparkler, others preferred to stand back and watch. We also created a class Guy Fawkes.

    • Cookery – making bread, thank you for the compliments!

    • Everyone showed off how well they can share and take it in turns with a wii game during Golden Time on Friday.

    • Sharing half term news, it was lovely to hear what everyone had been up to. During Literacy everyone wrote sentences about what they did during half term.

    • Maths, we are learnt about different shapes last week.

    We all enjoyed celebrating Diana’s birthday last week – we all ate lots of yummy cake of course and sang Happy Birthday!

  • Hi from Swallows class

    Hello,

    During our group discussion on Friday everyone (staff and students) in Swallows shared what they enjoyed most this week:

    • Cookery – making cheesy biscuits, they were “yummy”!

    • Soft Play

    • Horse Riding

    • Numeracy – learning how to add and subtract using a chalk number line outside

    • Swimming – everyone’s confidence is growing week by week!

    • Playing and working with friends

    • Numeracy – playing games using dice

    • Going on a bear hunt outside!

    • Phonics – everyone is working very well in phonics each session.

    • Literacy – fantastic work, remembering what adjectives are and some independently describing pictures.

    Well that is just some things we do in our very busy week!

    Thank you for reading J

    From everyone in Swallow

     

     

     

  • Hello everyone,

    This week everyone has made the extra effort to try and make each other smile as it was World Smile day on Friday J Everyone in Swallows gained a SMILE certificate this week!

    This week Swallows have enjoyed:

    • Working with each other and helping each other out with class work.

    • Horse riding and swimming were again thoroughly enjoyed.

    • ‘The whole school’!

    • Soft play was enjoyed and has really helped develop play skills and social interaction.

    • Jokes told in assembly on Friday for World Smile day.

    • Cooking – making jam tarts.

    • Talking and playing with friends.

    This week we have carried on exploring what adjectives are and thinking of words to describe animals. During numeracy we used mats with numbers on to practice adding using a number line. In phonics everyone had to listen very carefully as letters were sounded out to make a word, which was an object they had to then find. We also played bingo matching words to pictures.

    Sending smiles to everyone from Swallows class.

    Thank you for reading.

  • Hello everyone

    We have yet again had a fantastic week in Swallows. This week we have worked with and alongside Wrens, splitting into sets for PE, PHSE and Numeracy. Everyone made a huge effort during PE, we missed Gavin, but he would be proud of everyone’s effort and skills whilst playing rounders.

    During our group discussion on Friday everyone in Swallows shared what they enjoyed most this week:

    • Swimming – learning and improving our skills swimming backwards using a woggle.

    • Library – reading to friends.

    • Riding – ‘Trotting up and down’, answering quiz questions on the radio.

    • Soft Play – having fun with friends and being able to request for ‘more’ of something enjoyable.

    • Cookery – making delicious shortbread.

    • Spending time with friends and playing with friends.

    • Watching a video of Barnaby Bear visiting Edinburgh and learning a lot of new things. Did you know Edinburgh is in Scotland?

    • Art – printing bears by putting them in paint and then making them go ‘SPLAT’ face down on a piece of paper.

    Everyone worked really hard during Literacy this week, learning about adjectives. We learnt that adjectives are describing words. Everyone choose different objects and described their object using adjectives. What a super effort, most independently or with a little support describing colour, shape, size, texture and what you could do with the object.

    Thank you for catching up with Swallows this week.

  • Hello everyone,

    Staff are very impressed with the hard work from everyone in Swallows this week, especially during phonics and maths. We also had a fantastic Library session this week. Our cookery session went very well – we made very yummy chocolate chip biscuits.

    During our brilliant group discussion about our week, the best bit of the week seemed to be our rewarding soft play session, which we go to after doing good work. Some played hide and seek and others enjoyed jumping from one piece of soft play equipment to another. Constructing Stonehenge with Jenga bricks was also mentioned as a highlight of the week by one student.

    Forest School was fun and interesting as always! We all have fun searching for bugs and insects. Some of us even held the creatures and carefully put them back where we found them. Swimming was great, with some members of the class making a huge splash by being brave and jumping into the deep end. Those who went riding told us they enjoyed listening to the radio on the minibus and had a great session, some learning how to canter.

    As always we had Golden Time after our group discussion for our class blog, most of us and some students from Wrens had a relaxing afternoon, using the foot spas, watching a short film and having a massage. Check out our class photos!

    Thank you for reading our blog.

  • Hello everyone,

    We had a fantastic second week in our new class. Everyone has worked really hard this week.

    In groups we created our own stories about Barnaby Bear visiting our school. We used the ‘Our Story’ app to help us do this, writing or recording our own sentences and using photos we took of Barnaby looking around our school last week.

    We have enjoyed playing number bingo this week and helped each other counting and recognising numbers.

    Those who went, thoroughly enjoyed the first swimming and horse riding sessions of the term.

    Other things we have enjoyed this week include: PE, making ginger biscuits, hydro, choosing time, art, soft play, sensory integration sessions and intensive interaction.

    We are writing our blog together as a class before Golden Time each Friday. Great speaking and listening from everyone this week J

    That’s all for now folks!

  • Hello everyone,

    This week everyone in Swallows have been very busy getting to know each other and making new friends. We have enjoyed our first week back to school and have settled into our new class well.

    We have met Barnaby Bear and have taken him on a tour of our school. We are planning to make our own story about his visit. Look out for him as he likes to go home at the weekend with children to add to his list of adventures.

    Swallows enjoyed their first P.E lesson of the term with Gavin, learning how to play tag-rugby. We also had fun making and tasting their own decorated biscuits in cookery.

    In maths this week we have focused on recognising and ordering numbers.

    After such a busy and hard working week, we decided to have an afternoon film where everyone relaxed on beanbags watching the Gruffalo!

    What a brilliant class!