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Swale Class                    

Swale Class is our Key Stage 2 Class taught by Mr Howarth and Miss Low.

Swale Class also receives additional support from our Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Mr Day.

Swale Class's absolute focus is raising the attainment and achievement of all the pupils and we work hard to achieve this.

PE sessions with now take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, so please make sure you have your kit in school. PE kit must be clean and consist of a white t shirt, black shorts and school pumps. 

 

 

Homework

 

Spellings

Children will be given a spelling booklet with their weekly spellings.

 

Just a note for new parents - the spellings may seem hard at first, but we will be looking at them together in class and once broken down into sections they do become easier. My recommendation is that I would aim to be practicing spellings for about 10 minutes per evening five days a week. Learning two new spellings each day and recap the previous days words. Please come and see me or Miss Low if you need any advice on different ways to learn spellings.  

 

Times Tables

 

Times tables are learnt on a rotation

 

Next test date  19.11.18 

 

Year 3 and 4 will be tested on the   3, 4, 6, 9    - The next test will be on the 3 x table

Year 5 and 6 will be tested on the   6, 7, 8, 12  - The next test will be on the 6 x table

 

As we move through the year and the children have a better understanding of their times table facts, they will also be asked related facts...

 

0.03 x 3 = 0.09

0.3 x 3 = 0.9

3 x 3 = 9

so...

30 x 3 = 90

30 x 30 = 900

etc.

 

SumDog

 

Excellent effort on SumDog, it's really great to see everyone enjoying the challenge - especially our new year 3 members! 

Well done to:

Kacie, Henry, Lucas and Rosie - who all managed to exceed the 500 question target!!

 

Sumdog Challenge will begin again at 4:30 on the 5.11.18, with a target of attempting 500 questions over a two week period.

The challenge will finish at 5:00pm on the 18.11.18

Good Luck! 

 

Homework Task

This term we are continuing to look at our topic of 'Wars That Changed Britain', as such we will be looking at refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. Britain has a long history of helping other countries and welcoming refugees and asylum seekers. 

For your homework I would like you to produce a family tree - try to go back at least a couple of generations if you can. This can be presented any way you choose (poster, PowerPoint etc.) We will then use this in our topic sessions. 

Many thanks

Mt Howarth 

 

 

 

Other Online Maths Games

 

SumDog - This is a great online maths game that all of the pupils have their own login for. It not only encourages them to become better and mental maths, but also I can track their progress. It will only work on Google Chrome, however there are two apps available on I-Pads and Android. 

 

This is an interactive game we use in class to support the children's learning of times tables, but it also has games centered around doubles, halves and number bonds! It is compatible with the I-pads too! just click the link below...

Hit The Button 

 

Here is another great website, just click on your year group and the current maths topic of number and place value to see all of your targets and some great interactive games. I've shown the children this so they should know what they are looking for. 

Snappy Maths

 

 

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO COMPLETE YOUR HOMEWORK OR NEED MORE TIME OR RESOURCES THEN MR HOWARTH IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU ON TUESDAY LUNCHTIMES FROM 12.30 - 1PM. JUST COME ALONG TO SWALE CLASSROOM FOR A BIT OF EXTRA HELP!

 

 

 

Mr Andy HowarthMr Andy Howarth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 and 4 exploring Tom Taylor's caveYear 3 and 4 exploring Tom Taylor's cave

 

 

 

This years curriculum overview

 

School Council Representatives

Our School has a proactive School Council who work hard with Mr Coates to make our school even better.  

 

School Ambassadors

Swale Class is also home to our School Ambassadors whose job it is to visit other schools and find out how they work. Our School Ambassadors for this year are Rosa Carter and Archie Coates. 

 

 

 

Our Year 6 children take part in a DARE programme (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) run by one of our governors Pc Bennion.  This  ten week programme concludes with a presentation to the parents to demonstrate their learning.

Our Year 6 children with Pc BennionOur Year 6 children with Pc Bennion.