Swift Class

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by brometadmin
Swift Class Class Teacher: Miss Shah
Supported by: Mrs Warner
Our Curriculum:
Madame Lawson teaches French.

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Information Requested

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Swift Class

Hello,

I have the information for you as reminders as requested during the parents evening consultation.

Book Bags

  • Handed in every Monday and Thursday
  • Handed out every Tuesday and Friday
  • Please read the book with your child and sign and date in their ‘Reading Journals’ if you would like to make a comment please do about how your child has read to you

Homework

  • In the box explaining the task the date is mentioned when the homework is due
  • If it says due in ‘November’ for example then it can be completed on any date during the month
  • If it says Due end of ‘November’ for example then its due in the last week
  • Please hand in homework in on Mondays when it is due so it is marked and returned by Wednesday

Phonics

  • Reception are taught Phase 2
 Set 1 s / a / t / p
 Set 2  i / n / m / d
 Set 3  g / o / c / k
 Set 4 ck / e / u / r
 Set 5  h / b / f, ff / l, ll / ss

 

  • Year 1s are taught Phase 3
ch

(as in chip)

sh

(as in shop)

th*

(as in thin)

th*

(as in then)

ng

(as in ring)

ai

(as in rain)

ee

(as in feet)

 igh

(as in night)

 oo**

(as in book)

 oo**

(as in boot)

 ar

(as in farm)

 or

(as in for)

 ur

(as in hurt)

 ow

(as in cow)

 oi

(as in coin)

 ear

(as in dear)

 air

(as in fair)

 ure

(as in sure)

 er

(as in her)

  • High frequency ‘tricky’ words to be learnt during Phases 2 and 3

 

the to I go
no he she we
me be was my
you they her all
are

 

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Role Play

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Swift Class

In our ‘Role Play’ corner we are changing it to a ‘Post Office’ inspired by the children writing letters! If you have any unwanted envelopes with stamps on them, or packaging boxes that you have received through the post. The children can bring them in for our role play area.

Thank You 

Miss Shah & Mrs Warner

 

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Fruit Tasting

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by Swift Class

Hello Parents and Guardians,

As part of our English and Science unit the children will taste the fruits from ‘Handa’s Surprise’. They will taste the following fruits: oranges, bananas, avocado pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mangos and guava. If there is any problems please let me know by Wednesday.

Miss Shah

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Swift Class Week 5

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Swift Class

Reminders:

  • Please wait outside the gate when you drop and collect your child from our class
  • If there is any questions please allow the children to go in and we will speak to you
  • Please don’t forget to sign in for your child’s lunch even if they are packed lunch, this can be done for the whole week on Monday
  • Every week we are focusing on learning a new way to say hello in another language so far we have done: French, Arabic, Spanish and Cantonese
  • This week we are learning to say hello in Italian
  • If you speak another language please share this with us so we can use this as our greet of the week too

Thank you for cooperating with Swift Class, we appreciate it.

 

This week we are learning:

English- In English we are reading the story of ‘William’s Bucket’

Maths- In Maths we are counting and adding numbers to 5 and 10

Phonics- Receptions phase 2 and Year 1s phase 3

Science- In Science we are continuing with our learning about the humans

PE- Gross Motor Skills

Art/EAD-  Exploring making paint dark

History- Ourselves and family

 

Key Dates:

October-Black History Month begins

Monday- Book bags to be handed in and water bottles

Tuesday-Book bags to be handed out

Wednesday- Homework folder will be handed out if any homework is handed in on Monday

Thursday-Book bags to be handed in

Friday- PE kits to be brought in, please check that your child has everything in their kit.

Miss Shah & Mrs Warner

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Sports Afternoon 2017

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Just a reminder:

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

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Swift Class Week 4

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 by Swift Class

This week in Swift Class:

English- In English this week we are looking at ‘Non Fiction, Labels, Lists and Signs’

Phonics- Phase 2 (Reception) and Phase 3 (Year 1)

Maths- In Maths this week we are learning about ‘2D Shapes’

Please bring in 2D shaped objects in (please label if you need it returned)

Science- In Science this week the children name human body parts & senses & compare them with those of common animals

ICT- To understand that digital texts can include words, numbers, graphics, film and sound

Child Initiated Learning- Encouraging independent learning of the different subjects that we are covering in the week

History- Remember significant events in our lives

PE- Continue to develop gross motor skills

Dates:

  • Monday- Book bags and water bottles to be handed in
  • Tuesday- Reception children’s individual photos to be taken and book bags to be handed out including the Reception children
  • Thursday- Book bags to be handed in
  • Friday- Book bags and water bottles to go home

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Swift Class please bring in a………….

Posted on September 11th, 2017 by Swift Class

Hello Swift Class,

Please bring in your favourite toy (not electronic and please label) to inspire our own story about a lost toy for our ‘English’ lesson. We also need a photograph of you as a baby and a toddler (labelled) for our ‘History’ lesson. This can be brought in by Friday or Monday.

Thank You

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Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by Robin Class

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go towww.thebokpeople.co.uk/bedtimestory 

Mr Libberton

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Swift Class Autumn Term Learning!

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Swift Class

 

Welcome to Swift Class

 

Hello,

I hope that you all had a fantastic summer and a good rest. Me and Mrs Warner are really excited to meet you all on Tuesday. In our first week we will be coming up with class rules and supporting the children to settle into their new classroom environment.

This is an outline of the things that will be taught in the Autumn Term:

English-  Through our study of a fiction texts we will develop writing simple sentence using patterned language, words and phrases taken from familiar stories. The children will write labels and simple first person recounts based on personal experience, using adverbs of time to aid sequencing. They will read, write and recite familiar poems by heart.

Science-  Our topic is ‘Animals including humans’ the children will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Then name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

ICT-  Our topic is ‘Let’s Create’ Children begin to explore digital texts, using varied devices and software to create digital content.  They investigate differences between input and output and hardware and software.  They explore the idea of a network related to computers at home and school, logging on to their area with support. They use unplugged computing approaches to explore the devices they use.

History- In History the topic is ‘Ourselves’ the children will look into changes in their lives, families and others.

Geography- In Geography we will be looking at ‘Journeys’ through distance, fieldwork and developing observational skills and reading maps.

Music- In Music the children will be uses voices expressively and creatively by singing songs, speaking chants and rhymes.

PE- In PE we will cover yoga, aerobics and our dance is linked to Christmas.

Jigsaw- In Jigsaw we will be looking at  ‘Being Me in My World’ firstly, we will establish our classes and will be doing much of the; welcoming, class social bonding and getting to know each other, introducing the new systems, expectations and routines.

RE-  Mrs Humphreys will be teaching RE the children will be studying the religious festivals of Christmas and Diwali.

French-  Madam Lawson will be teaching French the children will be learning  the animals names, number names, families members and to greet in French.

 

Miss Shah

 

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Hertfordshire Library Services

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Robin Class

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories

 

Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks

 

If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
Many Thanks
Mr Libberton

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Welcome back! 

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by Kingfisher Class

Reading Morning begins Tuesday 19th September 8:45-9:10. We look forward to welcoming you to share books with the children. 

Reading books will go out on Wednesday 6th for the first week. Then back to normal (in on a Monday and Thursday, then out in a Tuesday and Friday) 

Looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday! 

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Swift Weekly News w/c 10th July

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Swift Class

I hear the children have had a great week while I was on School Journey. I’m looking forward to being back, I have missed Swift Class! 
Monday 10th 

• INSET DAY

Tuesday 11th

• Homework due in

• Book Bags, Water Bottles and Hats due in

• Reading Morning (8:45-9:15)

• Book Bags will go out tonight.

Wednesday 12th

• Come to look at children’s books 3:15-4:00

Thursday 13th

• Book Bags due in

• No Stay and Play

• Children are visiting their new classes in the afternoon

Friday 14th

• Reports to go out

• Book Bags and Water Bottles to go home

 

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