Welcome to Swan class! My name is Miss Fretwell and I am the teacher in Swan class, supported by the wonderful Miss Wilson. On our class page you will find daily pictures of what we've been up to, so that you can see what we've been learning! We hope that you love seeing everything that we get up to!
- P.E will be on a Tuesday afternoon, but please make sure that the children keep their P.E kits in school all week for if we decide to squeeze in an extra session.
- New spellings will be given out every Monday and then tested the following Monday.
- Please feel free to use reading diaries to communicate any messages, but for anything more urgent then you can contact me through the school office. I will sign reading diaries every Tuesday.
- For homework, the children are expected to read 5 times a week at home, practise their spellings and practise their times tables (most enjoy to do this using our school subscription to TTRockstars, login details for which are stuck into reading diaries). Please record reading in diaries, or in Year 6 the children can record their own reading and have a parent sign it.
What do you need to know about this half-term?
We are starting a new English text this half-term. We use this text every day, and it is beneficial for the children to have their own copies. Though we usually provide a photocopied version for the children, having their own copy would mean that they would be able to reference earlier chapters in their writing and experience the joy of reading from a real book. If you order a book from the Wishlist, you can get the book delivered directly to school and leave a note of the name of your child so I can make sure that the book you order is given to them, and of course they can keep it after we’ve read it! Or of course you can order a copy and send it into school with your child. If you aren't able to purchase your child the book, a photocopy of the text will of course be available to them.
We really hope you consider supporting our classroom and would be so grateful if you did.
Miss Fretwell x
You can find our Knowledge Organiser for our new topic by clicking the 'What are we learning?' icon below. We use these in school and the children have them stuck in all of their books, so get quizzing them at home on the key vocabulary and knowledge we're learning about!
Below is a link to our spelling page. Spellings are so important in Year 6 as the children do get tested on them during their SATs tests and we want them to be as confident as possible! We have a new list of words every week and each week we focus on a sound the letters in the words make (like in phonics!)
Our first topic will be 'Great Explorers'. The book below will be out first English text.