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Wednesday 31st March

Hello Swans,

There are a number of writing activities for you to complete on the class ‘Curriculum Information’ page. Your parents would also have received an invitation by email to ‘Class Dojo’

I have sent out a link, for you all today, to access your own account so you can add work, pictures or send us messages. I will have to ‘approve’ your post and they will then only be for you, your adults at home and at school to see. I would like to then add some of your posts to the class gallery so we can all see what everyone is doing while we are apart. I hope you are all enjoying the sun today. Mrs Charlton

Sunday 29th March

Hello Swans!

We hope you are all well and getting used to being at home all the time. Did you all remember to reset your clocks this morning? This is a very different time for everyone but eventually we will all be back at school together. Remember to take care of your grownups and your siblings!
Keep checking our web page which I will add to with different sites for you to visit, some for learning and some for fun.
I have sent invitations to your parents to join out class on ‘Class Dojo’ which is a way for the grownups at home and school to communicate, and I hope for you, the children to have your own log-ins so you get to say ‘Hi’ too! This is taking a little time to set up as it is all new! It is the turn of the grownups to learn something so together with Mrs Seymour and Mrs Bullen we are reading the instructions so that we know how Class Dojo works and what to do!

Wednesday 4th March

Kaylee, Freya R and Sebastian are enjoying the weaving on paper plates because the Maya’s use to weave the cloth they wore. Alex is very proud of his weaving. Learning about the Mayan’s Jacob M enjoyed designing his own god and finding out about the different Mayan gods.

Seren and Cecily are enjoying English lessons as we are writing about deforestation and the amazon rain forest, using persuasive writing. Archie is happy because he got 9/10 in his spellings-well done! Everyone in class is looking forward to World Book Day tomorrow-look out for the pictures!

Lily-May, Eva and Freya B enjoyed finding out about fractions with Smarties, because it was food. Verity used the Smarties to write a fractions, she counted them and then used each colour to find the fraction of a whole. Mackenzie liked the fact they got to eat the Smarties.  James B is happy because he is on red times tables! He has worked hard to learn his times tables-well done!

Dodge-ball was very popular last half term as Sam organised a league in each class and Lydia, George and Ellie were pleased that Mr Simpson even came in to give a lesson. Anya, Ella and Lizzie are excited for this terms PE lessons which are all about netball and basket ball.

Davy was happy as, on the last day of the half term, he bought his guitar in and performed to the class. Everyone was very impressed! Karolina is happy that she can now play an ‘e’ on the recorder.

Wednesday 15th January

Happy New Year!

Alex enjoyed doing his story map for the new class English text.

Karolina  and Freya B are happy because they now know how to do there nine times tables.

Kaylee is happy because Swan’s class has just started swimming as is Lily-May. Charlie is happy because the class is doing dodge ball as part of their PE lessons. Cecily enjoys the times tables practice.

Ellie is happy with the new class story.

Verity and Seren enjoyed making the masks from the Maya culture. While James L enjoyed drawing a Maya temple.


Tuesday 10th December

Charlie and Lily-May are happy because they made reindeer out of fir cones at forest school and sad because  forest schools is ending. Cecily and Archie are also sad about forest schools ending but enjoyed today as they made what they wanted, and were proud of the Christmas trees they made today while Verity made a nativity play. Freya B made ‘Mary’ and a Christmas tree, but Seren made an elf.

Jack is happy it is nearly the end of term, because it is nearly Christmas. Eva and Ellie are looking forward to the school Christmas dinner on Monday. Lizzie, Karolina, Ella, Sebastian and Finn had fun decorating the class and making miles of paper chains today. Kaylee enjoyed painting her self portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo yesterday. Anya enjoyed the maths puzzle using all of her times tables knowledge to find the answers to the hidden picture. Freya R enjoyed playing on the advent calendar at lunch time on the board.

Davy and the whole class are happy that Mrs Bullen is back with Swans.


Tuesday 3rd December

Karolina, Cecily and Lily-May’s favourite song from the Christmas performance was the ‘Sausage’ song. Verity’s favourite song was ‘We don’t like you!’. Sebastian enjoyed the costumes and throwing snowballs at Mr Scrooge. The children all sounded fantastic in the village hall at Stowbridge.

George enjoyed dodge-ball even though they lost the first match but in the end he came second with his team. Lizzie was a captain and choose Finn and Davy, they also lost one match but they managed to come first. In class maths has had a Christmas flavour which Kaylee enjoyed.

Charlie, cooked bacon and sausages on the fire at Forest school and had mince pies too! Freya and Seren were happy because they made Christmas decorations with pine cones and made a Christmas tree and decorated it.

With Christmas coming the children were invited by the friends of school to make Christmas cards that their families could buy and snow globes, making the snow globes was Finn’s favourite activity.

Monday 11th November

James B was very pleased that both he and Jacob M got 100 in their tackling tables Blue level division test last week. Congratulations! Freya B enjoyed her maths lessons last Monday with the new teachers and she learnt what maths shapes are really called. Verity enjoyed the card game with Mrs Seymour on Monday. Mrs Seymour will be the Swans new teacher on Thursday and Friday.

As part of Omnes Games at Lynn Sport Eva enjoyed representing the school at Dodge-ball as did Cecily. Karolina enjoyed it and seeing old friends from Runcton school, while Charlie saw his best friend. Seren  enjoyed all of the day out at dodge-ball. Lydia enjoyed the cross-country at Hillcrest and with George and Freya R will take part in the next round, as they were in the top ten, which will be at Lynn Sport in January. James liked seeing all his friends from the skate park who were competing for other schools. Davy and Sebastian enjoyed cross country with Sam and Mrs Bullen on the field.

Kaylee liked ‘Bookflix’ and listened to Mrs Lanam read The Last Noo-Noo. While Lily-May enjoyed reading with her new buddy. Freya R enjoyed listening to the story, We are not Frogs! with Mrs Robinson. Max was delighted to receive the Horrid Henry box-set in class.


Friday 11th October

Karolina is happy because in English we are writing our stories. Sebastian is happy because he finished his story. Freya feels excited because she has finished her story and wonders what topic we will do next. Whereas Jack is happy because he has finished his story but needs to put the end.  Davy and Eva both did very well in their spellings with 10 out of 10 and feel proud of themselves. Cecily is proud she finished her story but with a little bit of help from Mrs Charlton. Mackenzie is relived as he finally finished his story.

Friday is recorder lesson day and Lydia enjoyed today because she got the song right. George is excited for next Friday as Mr Taylor will teach us the actions to go with the song ‘Ham and Eggs’.

Lily-May is feeling proud of herself as she is finally on ‘Green’ on Tackling Tables. Freya B is happy because she got 50/100 in Tackling Tables. George enjoyed maths when he worked with Jacob M to find different ways to show a calculation.

Charlie is happy, as is the whole class, because we welcome Mrs Bullen to Swan’s Class to work with us all.

Friday 4th October

Anya enjoyed the class trip to Norwich Cathedral, especially going to the organ loft. Lydia liked to feel the ground shake because the organ pipes were so loud.  Whereas Verity liked the really high pitch sounds but Karolina liked the ‘star’ sound the organist played. George found the fact that the organist put his feet over the white tubes to make different noises, so the air would come out, really interesting. Lily-May liked learning about the monks and the ‘Dark Entrance’ they used at night. Kaylee liked looking at the trinity of modern windows which showed Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. Sebastian enjoyed Mr Simpson being turned in to a monk and singing prayers.

Charlie enjoyed making hammers at Forest School, Archie enjoyed playing ‘It’ in free time, while Mackenzie liked playing dodge  ball.

Cecily enjoyed making a carrot for Harvest Festival. The whole class have a part in the Harvest festival which is at Church Farm today.

Swans Class are very sad to say goodbye to Mr Simpson, who we will all miss but wish him good luck in his new job.

Monday 23rd September

In Forest School Seren enjoyed making a camp chair. While at break time Charlie enjoyed making  his own shelter. Jacob is happy because he thinks that next time they go to forest school they get to roast marshmallows!

Sebastian enjoyed maths today because it’s his favourite subject. Freya R enjoyed PE, when she was catching tennis balls. Davy enjoyed singing the ‘Cookie jar’ song with Mrs Rugg on Thursday. The children had to draw their story map for ‘Buffalo Nation’ which Lydia enjoyed. George enjoyed writing his ‘Cold Write’ which had a picture starter of two boys looking at a glowing globe. Karolina also enjoyed completing her own story for the ‘Cold Write’. Lizzie liked doing ‘Quest’ and completing the map of the states of the USA.


Friday 13th September

James L has enjoyed making totem poles for the tables in class. Mackenzie liked making the totem poles  out of paper and card and Lydia enjoyed drawing the pictures in the style of Native American art.  Cecily enjoyed drawing the pictures, as did Freya B who filled all of her paper up with colour. As part of the decorations for our class, Freya R enjoyed drawing images of Native American life which she then added to her table animal display.

Some of the children began ‘Forest School’ Jacob liked making a big tee-pee. They also learnt how to make lots of different knots which Lily-May found easy sometimes but there were tricky ones. Archie enjoyed play-time in the forest too. Charlie liked setting up camp, while Seren liked making her own picture frame.

Alexander liked listening to the other children in the Home Learning circle, where the children share their Home Learning they have completed that week.

In PE with Sam, the task was to move the team from one end of the hall to the other on benches, without touching the floor, Max really enjoyed this because he liked the challenge. George found it quite hard because this week they were only allowed to put three people on each bench to move the team, Lydia thought that taking three people across but one coming back on their own was very tricky.

In maths Freya B found it funny when Mrs Charlton got the sheets muddled up. Oops!

Swans are lucky to have Mr Taylor back to teach them music, we began today with a new instrument, and Davy really enjoyed learning the the first note on a recorder., as he is musical.











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