Welcome to Swifts’ Class!
Our aim is to make the year that children spend in Swifts, one in which they make progress in their learning, become more independent, build up their confidence in the 5 Rs (Respect, Responsibility, Reflectivess, Resilience and Resourcefulness) and, of course, really enjoy themselves and have fun!
Mrs Martin teaches every day except for Tuesday, when Miss Long is in class. Mrs Drew is our Teaching Assistant.
In our first term, the topic is London: Then and Now. We learn about present-day London and its landmarks then move back in time to 1666 and The Great Fire of London.
The whole school rules of Be Safe, Be Ready, Be Respectful are very important ones to learn and to follow. We work hard on helping children to use the 4 Bs in their work: Brain, Buddy, Board, Bit & Bobs. This is about really learning to think first or use what is available around us to become more independent learners.
We will use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and carers but if you need to speak to a teacher, we are always happy to make an appointment or, if it’s a quick message, catch us in the playground.
As in Year 1, reading homework is 5 Reads at home, with these recorded in the yellow Reading Record book. This is so important and really helps children to progress in their reading.
We’ll be sending out newsletters with more information about routines and about what we’re doing each term.
Here’s to a great year of learning!
Mrs Martin and Miss Long
If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please click on the link below, which will take you to the curriculum webpage.