Welcome to Swifts Class
Swifts Class (Year 1 and Year 2) is taught by Mrs Westwood on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and by Mrs Rowley on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The class is supported by Ms Frost, Mrs Northrop, Ms Pap and Mrs Wybrew.
We have a lovely, bright classroom with plenty of space, an inviting reading corner and lots of resources which children can access independently to support their learning. We have also created areas of continuous and enhanced provision, both inside and outside, which the children can access both to support their learning and further their independent exploratory skills.
In Year 1, children begin to develop their ability to be more independent and engage in their learning in a more structured way, while still having plenty of opportunities for creativity, exploration and adventure. Children in Year 2 are then able to build on these important skills and embed their understanding of key concepts in readiness for Key Stage 2.
Parents, log in to Class Dojo for all our latest class news and updates, including a roundup of our learning each week.
Because we have two year groups in each class, we use a 2-year rolling programme of study which means that, over the course of their two years in Swifts Class, children will cover all areas of the Year 1 and Year 2 National Curriculum. Here is a copy of our 2-year rolling programme, which has recently been carefully redeveloped in order to make better links between subjects and ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. There are still some areas being worked on, so this document is subject to change.
Here is our timetable for the academic year 2022-23: Swifts Class Timetable. Our PE lessons take place on Thursday and Friday each week.
Remember to bring the following items to school each day:
- water bottle
- reading book in your book bag
- coat or waterproof jacket if necessary
In the Summer Term 2023, our topic is 'Sun, Sand and Sea'. We'll be learning about the history of how the seaside has changed from Victorian times to present day and the key features of coastal areas in our geography lessons. See the image below for our Curriculum Map and links to the Knowledge Organisers for this term.
History Knowledge Organiser, click here
Science Knowledge Organiser, click here
For more information about the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, click here.
For more information about the Year 2 KS1 National Curriculum Assessments, click here.