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Class Novel

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:45am

Today we explored our class novel, ‘Time train to the Blitz’, further to see if our initial predictions based on the cover and blurb were accurate. In doing so we also discovered how dramatic Starlings can be with some fabulous whole class reading. We really used the clues in the text well to put some amazing expression in our voices.

School Council

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:44am

A massive congratulations to all those successfull in making it onto the school council this year! Very pleasing to see 3 Starlings being voted by their peers to represent them. Maybe the start of a very promising career in politics for some…

Key events in History

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:44am

With our topic being Britain at War, we have been looking back in time at key events that have happened leading up until the end of the war and produced some amazing timelines starting all the way back in 6000 B.C

Reading

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:43am

This week we have been looking at The Storm Whale. We thought about how Noi might feel when his dad is away at work all day so we thought of a game he could play! We had to only use equipment he could find on the beach.

Welcome to our blog

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:42am

Our new blog will be updated regularly with information about school events, examples of children’s learning and

also additional work and support for children at home.
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Reading Challenge winner

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:42am

Here is the week’s winner, and it’s her birthday too! Enjoy your book and have a great birthday.

Basic animal needs

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:41am

We looked at the basic needs of animals this week. We created mind maps and information leaflets to show what we have learnt

World Book Day Bonaza

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:41am

Swallows had a fabulous day whilst dressed as some outstanding characters! The children enjoyed some reviewing, sharing and creating whilst adorning everything from Alice in Wonderland to Matilda! Thanks to all parents who contributed so well and for coming in at the end of the day to support, it was a wonderful gesture, superb effort Swallows.

Rocking Romans

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:40am

The practise for lower key stage 2’s performance in the next few weeks is coming on leaps and bounds. Swallows have been using what little time there is during the day to get up and active with the songs from the play, with actions taking centre stage at this point. The children are thoroughly enjoying the songs and dances, many thanks to all parents for your continued support at home, it is much appreciated!

Homework

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:40am

We have had even more home brought in this week. Remember to bring your homework in by Friday!

Practical maths

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:37am

Today we were looking at complicated word problems and we needed to use counters and a bar model to help us.

Newsround Endings

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:37am

Since Swallows returned from the half-term holidays, the children have watched Newsround to finish the school day and promote our knowledge of the world around us. The stories and information we have been able to discuss has been extremely valuable and the children have enjoyed discussing everything from football results, to giant hippos roaming petrol stations in South Africa! An enlightening end to each day Swallows!

Fragments of Fractions

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:37am

Swallows Maths today sent us into a spin, discovering all about fractions using our created ‘fraction walls’. We worked with partners to discover equivalent fractions that represent the same value of the whole. We then solved some tricky problems by examining the numerators and denominators to work out the link or pattern. Well done with some super learning Swallows!

Acrostic poems

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:36am

Today we started a new writing topic all about acrostic poems. Miss Whalley even told us that we’re going to be entering a competition and some of our poems might be published in a book! First, we needed to know that an acrostic poem is, so we looked at some examples and then tried to write our own in groups, based on fireworks. We then presented our poems to the class.

Habitat Hunting!

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:36am

Swallows spent the afternoon in our outdoor area hunting for mini-beats and their habitats. We braved the chilly weather and the damp air to discover some of the creatures that live under our feet, including some slimy critters! Safe to say, there were some interesting finds during the process! Super Science Swallows!

Reading Challenge winner

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:35am

Well done for reading 4 times this week and winning a book. Enjoy!

Safer Internet Day- Identity

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:34am

Swallows focussed toady’s Computing lesson on the theme of Safer Internet Day. This years theme is managing our online identity and so our initial discussion was regarding what is identity and how does this affect us. We discussed how we use avatars and profiles to present ourselves online and even changing our passwords / login to suit our identity. We discussed our reasons behind this and the interpretations of ourselves and others online.

 

As part of this task, we created a poster to demonstrate our personality and identity, describing our best features and most meaningful traits.

Star of the week

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:33am

Here is this week’s star of the week who gets to wear the gold jumper. Well done!!

Home achievements

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:33am

This morning we had even more children show off their achievements outside of school!

We had children who took part in martial arts, summer reading competitions and even iron man kids! Well done to our talented children!

Swallows Patrol Chester

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:32am

Swallows trip to Chester went off without any ‘centurions’ being forced into the amphitheatre! All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day out to the museum and to see some of the city itself.  We spent the morning of the day firstly being shown around a Roman galley and fortress, then to a Roman bath house and hospital. The children enjoyed the sites and even got the chance to perform some minor archaeology! Thanks to all parents for your support with the the trip, the children got so much learning from the experience!

Homework

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:31am

We have had even more fabulous homework sent into school!

Money, Money, Money...

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:31am

Swallows spent yesterday morning ‘summing’ up their money topic with a visit from Natwest bank’s ‘MoneySense’ team. The staff were fabulous and led the children through very tricky lines of questioning, including what we ‘need’ and ‘want’ in our lives. We investigated how to provide for a pet and then topped all this super leaning off with a song to help recall the do’s and don’t’s when it comes to spending!

Home achievements

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:31am

In Big Question this morning, we looked at what we like to do outside of school. Some children brought in certificates and medals and explained how they achieved them. We have a performer, a martial arts expert, a tree climber and a Russian speaker! What a talented class we are!

Mosiac revisited

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:30am

Swallows afternoon was filled with such enthusiasm that the mosaics they have created look unbelievable! The children added the finishing touches to the mosaic pattern work and used the adhesive to straighten and perfect some imperfections, before cleaning.

The end product is yet to come, however the children have shown some excellent skill with some tricky development of their pieces, all the while working well as a team to tidy and support with the adhesive process. Very well done Swallows!

The great Swallows mosiac make

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:29am

The children today completed the first steps of their Roman mosaics all with actual tiles! The children used tile adhesive, boards (courtesy of Mr Griffiths) and ceramic tiles to follow their planned patterns. There were some outstanding examples of ability and design, not to mention team-work and encouragement. Well done with a potentially tricky task Swallows, some future tilers in the making!

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