Swinefleet Primary School
26th May 2023 Summer 1 Round-up
Location: Swinefleet Primary School, Low Street, Swinefleet, Goole, UK
Phone: 01405 704386
It has been wonderful to get back into school although as many of you will know it takes a while to learn to balance a baby and work so that is my excuse for the increased grey hairs and tiredness!
I hope that you will enjoying looking at what the classes have been up to and all the exciting things that we have coming up.
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In Pearl’s class we have been learning about our theme ‘Transport’. Over the last few weeks, we have been reading a range of books ‘The Train Ride’, ‘Duck in the Truck’ and ‘The Journey Home from Grandpa’s’. Based on our reading, we have been drawing maps showing all the key features we can see on a journey. We have also been programming the ‘Beebots’ to move to locations on the floor maps.
In our provision, we have been using junk modelling to make different modes of transport, we have been making vehicles using playdough and wheels and creating tracks and roads for our trains and cars.
In Maths, the Reception children have been adding and subtracting numbers and writing our own number sentences and the Nursery children have been continuing to count objects carefully and they have also been focusing on positional language (for example, above, below, in front of, behind and next to).
There has been a lot of work into our provision and adapting this to the children. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook where we try to share pictures and ideas.
The last few weeks in Rubies have seen everyone be catapulted into their new learning and are loving it! Not forgetting about our own Eurovision competition (look on our social media to see us in action).
We have been learning about rotations of halves and quarters in Maths and using this to think about fractions of shapes.
We celebrated the Kings coronation and voted for our own King and Queen of the classroom and even wrote about the things we would change if we became royalty!
In Science, we have been thinking about everyday materials and grouping them based on their properties (and had fun making mess in the classroom while doing so).
In Art, we have been looking at David Hockney and his pieces on water to think about creating our own.
Diamonds have also been learning about pushes and pulls in Science and loved the practical exploration of this. Please ask them all about it at home.
Mrs Still has loved working with Diamonds this half-term and she is going to miss them as we will her. Miss Chiswell plans to return after half-term and is eager to see all of the Diamonds.
What a whirlwind of a half term it has been in Sapphires. It all began with a Year 5 trip to the Skylark Centre at Barlow, where the children went orienteering, made shelters and roasted marshmellows on self-built fires. The children had a very tiring but exciting day.
Year 6’s have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks preparing and sitting their SATs tests. They put in so much time and effort that all children and staff are very, very proud of them. To celebrate the end of SATs Year 6’s has a film day eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate.
Year 5’s have also completed their swimming lessons that took place at Goole Leisure Centre, progress was outstanding and lots of confidence was built. After being assessed the children received certificates for their efforts.
Mini Police has also continued this half term with the children working closely with Humberside Police and also gaining knowledge from Humberside Fire and Rescue team who came to visit. They have looked at many ways to improve the local area and how they can support others. This is whilst dressed in their Mini Police uniforms.
In English this half term, Sapphires have been writing their own pieces of historical fiction based on the Battle of Bosworth Field. They have research the battle and incorporated these historic events into a piece of fiction.
Maths has seen both year groups concentrate on shape and their properties, they have looked at 3D shaped and counted their vertices and edges. They then moved onto creating nets and seeing the shapes flat.
Our topic this half term has been Monarchs and the children have concentrated on the Tudors. They have researched how the Tudors came to power, the battles, the religion and the crime and punishment of the time. They were particularly interested in Henry 8th and the many wives he had!
To top off a fantastic hard working term, Sapphires had the treat of a day at Welton Waters Adventure Centre. What an amazing day was had by all. It allowed all the children and staff to let their hair down and have some fun. We all got the opportunity to go sailing, ride the paddle board and build rafts (some weren’t as strong as others!). It was a fun filled day everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.
Next half-term the levels for reading will be as follows:
Bronze - 15 reads
Silver - 20 reads
Gold - 30 reads
Reading clubs are worth 3 reads and these will be back on next term.
Reads can be logged on Tapestry, Seesaw or on paper. If your child is younger sharing a story with them counts as a read this means that it is accessible to all.
Our reading treat will involve some fun outdoors on our field.
If you have friends or family who are wanting a place at the school either now or in the future then please encourage them to contact us via email or over the phone. This is especially important if they will want places as a 2-Year Old or in our Nursery or Reception as places for next year are now limited.