Welcome to Swallows!
We hope you enjoy reading about some of our favourite lessons and activities in school.
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Swallows have had a great start to the year. Our work has been influenced by the famous story of the Great Fire of London and we have been learning lots of facts and the children have been eager to share these facts with each other,
Our topic has also lead to some great learning about fire safety. We have been using role play and drama to act out the procedure for a fire in school, reaffirming what our safety procedure is in school. This then lead to some great poster designs with clear rules to remind others around school what to do. They thoroughly enjoyed being 'mini-teachers' and acting out a fire drill.
This work then culminated in our trip to Spalding fire station where children extended their fire safety knowledge to know what to do should a fire occur in the home. We learned about some of the equipment that firefighters may use to help us and got to experience the inside of a fire engine.
Our topic has been linked heavily to our Literacy lessons with the children producing some lovely pieces of writing based around fire; ranging from instructions for what to do in school in the case of a fire to writing a diary entry in the style of Samuel Pepys; using our senses to say what we may have experienced if we were at the Great fire of London.
In Maths we have been working on our knowledge of number this term, working hard to thoroughly understand the concepts we have been given. We have been focusing on our addition and subtraction skills, representing these in different ways. We have also begun to multiply, using objects practically and some mental methods to solve multiplication problems. These skills are essential and will continue throughout school and we have already seen an improvement in our weekly mental maths practises.
This term the children have also been amazed at many of the science experiments we have conducted. Here you can see we have been testing the absorbency of different materials.
Well done for a great first term Swallows. Have a relaxing and safe half term.