Swinefleet Primary School
17th March 2023
Interim Headteacher: Jo Clarkson
Location: Swinefleet Primary School, Low Street, Swinefleet, Goole, UK
Phone: 01405 704386
We have had a busy couple of weeks in Pearls class learning about Life Cycles. We have read the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Superworm’ and we have learnt about caterpillars, butterflies and worms. We have made caterpillar masks and collages of worms. We have also learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly and the life cycle of a worm.
World Book Day was fun, we all dressed up as our favourite characters. As part of our World Book Day activities, we made bug hotels and put them in the front garden so the bugs can have a relaxing time!
We have been super busy in Math’s learning about our 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. The teachers made us go on a shape hunt around the school!
The last few weeks in Rubies have been full of new learning. In English we wrote our own Caribbean style poems. In Maths we began our new topic 'Measurement' and had lots of fun measuring how long, short or tall objects are. We started thinking about mass this week and have been deciding how heavy or light objects are. We even ordered objects from the heaviest to the lightest in kilograms and grams. In Geography we became weather experts and broadcasted our own weather forecasts to the universe via social media. Please check them out on our Instagram and Facebook page! We have also planted bulbs and seeds in Science and we will be watching them grow over the next few weeks.
The children in Diamonds have been very busy over the last two weeks. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Nelson Mandela and Wangari Maathai - fantastic discussion, questions and even a class debate arose from this! This week, we have focused on writing our own autobiographies ensuring that we include: first pronouns, paragraphs, subheadings, adverbials and time connectives.
KS2 were fortunate enough to enjoy a trip to the cinema last week to watch 'Tad, The Lost Explorer'. We linked this back to our Ancient Egyptian topic from last half term. Again, this sparked a fabulous conversation of everything we have learnt to date.
Our Friday morning swimming sessions have been showing how amazing the children all are, they are all going from strength to strength and progressing very well.
Finally, TT Rockstars is still proving to be a huge hit with everyone learning their times tables, division facts and getting super quick at their responses! Myself and Mrs Bryan are proud of you all!
On the run up to Easter, we are looking forward to learning about endangered animals in Science. We are also lucky to be having Dr Alex Ombler, the Curator at Goole Museum, coming to visit us in school, he will be bringing African Artefacts with him for us to look at and ask questions about.
Sapphires have been continuing with their theme 'Africa'. We have been focusing on the 54 countries that make up the continent and we have been learning about the human and physical features of the continent, as well as, the varied climates and biomes. In English the children have been using their knowledge of African countries to write setting descriptions using vocabulary to create atmosphere.In Maths lessons the children have been focusing on decimals and how to multiply and divide confidently.Well done to year 5 pupils, who are enjoying their swimming lessons and progressing nicely.Also, well done to year 6 pupils working hard on SATs preparations.
SATs club is now on Wednesday after School and Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes with Mrs Harrison.
World Book Day
On Thursday 2nd March we celebrated World Book Day, all of the children looked amazing in their character costumes and we all had a wonderful day. The winners of our costume competition were Tallulah Collier-Brown , Pippa Cawkwell, Talysha Brown and Elise Garner, well done all of you!
As part of our recent history theme ‘Ancient Egypt. Diamonds and Sapphires classes visited The Junction in Goole, last Thursday, to watch ‘Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy’. We thoroughly enjoyed the film, with the mummies and scary curses!
Red Nose Day
This year for Red Nose Day, we have decided to do things slightly differently. On Friday 10th March all the children had the opportunity to design their own t shirt, ready to wear for School on Friday 17th March.We also had a bun sale after School on Monday 13th March to raise funds.
Thank you for your donations and support.
P.E kit should be a white t-shirt, and black shorts or jogger bottoms in colder weather. Children can bring a hoodie/jumper for colder months which should be plain black/navy/ red or can be one of our school hoodies.
Please note that jewellery should not be worn for P.E due to Health and Safety reasons. If your child has their ears pierced then please help them to remove their earrings on a morning before school if possible on P.E days.
Monday afternoon - Basketball for Diamonds and Rubies
Tuesday afternoon- Tag Games for Pearls and Football for Rubies
Friday Book Bags
Book bags will be given out on Friday, we have loved seeing what each child has produced based on the book given.
Children earn reads for each day that they read at home/are read to at home. Only one read is counted each day.
This 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.
Reads can be logged on Tapestry, Seesaw or on paper. We prefer reading logged online and ideally as a voice note or video so that staff can hear your child read and comment back. If your child is younger sharing a story with them counts as a read this means that it is accessible to all. Please can you upload or record your child’s reads as soon as possible and make sure they are available for staff to record weekly. Thank you
Tapestry and Seesaw
If your child is in Pearls (2 year Olds, Nursery and Reception) then we would love you to connect with us on Tapestry. Here we can share images and observations with yourselves as well as home learning opportunities. Reading can also be logged here.
Seesaw is our home learning platform for Years 1 to 6. Children can log their reading and also see other key information and home learning such as spellings.
If you are having problems connecting to either platform, please speak to a member of your child’s class team or email the office and we will be more than happy to help.
Cooking for Help the Homelezz
Rubies class will be cooking for Help the Homelezz on Tuesday 28th March.
Out of School Achievements
Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day
Friday 17th March – Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Monday 20th March - Rev. Justine will be leading assembly
Tuesday 21st March – Arete Y5 Maths
Wednesday 22nd March – Arete Y6 Maths
Friday 24th March – Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Tuesday 28th March – Rubies class with be cooking for ‘Help the Homelezz’
Tuesday 28th March - Bikeability
Wednesday 29th March - Bikeability
Wednesday 29th March - Dr Alex Ombler to visit KS2 - African Artefacts Workshop
Thursday 30th March – Reading Reward in the afternoon
Friday 31st March – Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Friday 31st March – Easter Egg Hunt and last day of the Spring term.
Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April – Easter Holidays
Monday 17th April – Back to School
Friday 21st April - Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Tuesday 25th April – Arete Y5 Sport
Wednesday 26th April – Arete Y6 Sport
Wednesday 26th April – Skylark Visit – Y3,Y4 and Y5
Thursday 27th April – Police Visit for Sapphires class
Friday 28th April - Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Throughout May – KS1 (Y2) SAT Tests
Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 2nd May - Police Visit for Sapphires class
Friday 5th May - Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Monday 8th - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 9th May – Friday 12th May – KS2 (Y6) SAT Tests Week
Friday 12th May - Swimming lesson in the morning for Years 3,4 and 5.
Tuesday 16th May - Welton Waters Visit for Sapphires class
Thursday 18th May - Police Visit for Sapphires class
Friday 19th May - Police Visit for Sapphires class
Monday 22nd May – Black and White day with Hull FC
Tuesday 23rd May – Food and Farming Visit at Driffield Showground for Diamonds and Sapphires
Friday 26th May – No School Dinners as Kingsway School is closed
Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June – Half Term Holidays
Monday 5th June – Back to School
We would love to see anyone having a go so please feel free to share with us on Tapestry/Seesaw.