Welcome to Swifts' class page. 
Have a look to see our story that we are learning called 'Where's teddy?'.
Please make sure your child brings in their coat with them every day because the weather is so variable at present. Your child will need their PE kit every Monday and their water bottle every day. If they wish to bring in a snack, please could you put it in a separate bag so they can put it in their tray in the morning ready for snack time after break.
Have a look in the album below to see photos showing us having fun using soap, a washboard and a mangle to find out about washing clothes a long time ago.
Miss Garton
Our 'Values' focus for this fortnight is 'Keeping Healthy'. We have looked at healthy eating, exercise, the need for sleep and time to relax as well as fresh air.
Please look below to see the text that we are learning.
Your child will have brought home a copy of this story. Please ask your child to tell you the story and help them learn it.
They will have brought home a picture story map as well to help them learn our story 'Where's Teddy?'.
Please look in the album below to see some of the fun that we had learning about washing long ago. We washed aprons by hand using soap, a washing board and a mangle to squeeze the water out of the cleaner aprons. 
Please look in the album below to see some of our fantastic writing. We described our own choices of characters.
Please look in the album below to see some of super art work.
In art we looked at showing expressions on faces. We thought carefully about the eyes and mouth to help us show different feelings.
Star Reader.
Your child can become a Star Reader if they read at home at least three times each week. They will receive a certificate and prize at the end of each half term if they read regularly at home. Please record each time you hear your child read in the reading record. Reading records will be checked every Monday. Regular reading at home develops good writing skills and expands vocabulary.
Our 'Fab Writer' of the Week is Jessica for great ideas and neater handwriting.
Our Swifts of the Week are Eliza and Avie. They have tried hard in all areas of the curriculum and have had a lovely smiley week!
Our Mathematician for this week is Kacie-May for good thinking and improving her maths by taking care with her counting.
Remember to do your Doodle Maths homework!
Our DoodleMaths certificate and sticker will be awarded for regular Doodle homework. 
Maths Skills to work on.
  • Perfect your number formation.
  • Learning number bonds for numbers to 10.
  • Understanding the language of more than, greater than, less than, fewer than.
  • Count on and back in 1s, from different starting numbers.  Work to 50.
  • Count up in 2s.  2, 4, 6, 8, 10...
  • Count up in 5s.  5, 10, 15, 20, 25...
  • Count up in 10s. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50...


Towards the end of Year One your child will have a Phonics test. This will focus on reading 'real' and 'alien' words. There are some examples below of words that they will need to be able to sound out using their phonic skills.
Please look below to see the sounds that we are working on in phonics.
Our main topic this term is 'Ourselves'. For the first seven days we will be looking at the book 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers and thinking about what makes our world special.
Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday.
Our library day is on a Thursday. We will change our library books once a week on a Thursday.