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Welcome to Swallows Class



Term 4

Back to school again.

It was wonderful seeing you all in school last week and we hope that you also enjoyed being back. Yes, we have to sanitise our hands more often and we cannot see other classes, but it was so nice being together and not talking to each other on Google Classrooms. 

This term we have some great books to listen to and study: Wonder by Palacio and The Arrival by Shaun Tan. We will be discussing issues related to refugees and talking to a 'visitor' about these issues. Due to missing it last term, we will be discussing creation and the Big Bang, as well as considering whether there is life after death or not. We have our history of music lessons, which were very enjoyable during lockdown and linked to various art activities, and now we can have outdoor PE lessons with the instructor on Thursday afternoons.

Have you read our amazing poetry which we wrote during lockdown? Have a look in the English section below - you may need tissues for some of them - and four were published in the local village newsletter!


Times tables

You will have the weekly maths homework as usual, however we also need to revisit times tables. You must know these as they will help you in nearly all your maths, so please print out the times table revision sheet for you to refer to at home. (It is in the maths section.)


New spelling homework

We found out, in your last spelling assessment, that you are still not finding the year 3 and 4 spelling rules that easy, so we will be adding them to your weekly spelling lists. When you get your spelling list, you will need to see what other words you can find which follow the rule/s.  Once you have found some more write them down in the table, then look at Mrs M's list to see how many of mine you found, or maybe you have other words which I did not think of.

Mrs Evans will select any words, suitable for your age group, which use the rule for your weekly test, so they could be some of the words which you found or Mrs M did. It is about you getting more actively involved with your spellings, and hopefully this will help you to remember the rules better. 


We are looking forward to another fun term with you all,

Mrs Mawdsley, Mrs Walker and Mrs Evans


Special event this week:


We are welcoming Miss Shaw who is joining us this week and she will be another member of the year 6 team until July.


Just remember to bring in any spare trainers/wellies to wear on the field, when possible. You might also have some waterproof trousers which you can slip on and so keep your clothing clean and dry for the afternoon. Thursdays are still PE afternoons, so wear suitable clothing as it can get cold and wet.

Our Welly Walk and Treasure Hunt

Useful Links

Grammar Exercises

Explore this website

Year 6 grammar glossary to help you.

Science Links - Fun things to try at home


On this website, Scroll down to the 5th Grade videos and fun


This website has daily investigations that you can try at home:


Please click here to view lots more from the children in archived blogs.


Here we are making our toy cam models