Welcome to Swift!
We are a mixed class from years 3&4 and you will find us in the the hall corridor.
Our teacher is Mrs Wellon and our teaching assistants are Mrs Scott and Mrs Khatri.
This year Swifts will be swimming on Wednesday mornings in Terms 1 & 2.
This term the children will continue to learn more about the Romans. There will be a strong emphasis placed upon cross curricular links between History, Geography, Design Technology and English.
In English the children will listen to some Roman myths to inspire them to write their own. Later in teh term the children will be making some food using Roman recipes, they will then use this to write their own instructions .
In History the children have already learnt about the formation of Rome and the Roman myth about 'Romulus and Remus'. They enjoyed re-enacting the story taking on the parts of Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf. They will go on this term to develop a greater knowledge about specific events in the Roman era such as the invasion of Britain and the volcanic eruption of Pompeii. The children have already gained some understanding about the legacy the Romans have left behind, but this will be developed further this term.
The term will culminate in our 'Fabulous Finisher' where parents, carers and other family members will be invited in to share our work and join us in a Roman Feast.
During the first week back the whole school will be learning about World War I leading up to the 100th anniversary of the war.
The children will be immersed in this learning across all curriculum areas. In history the children will learn how the War started, why people enlisted, what life was like for the people of Britain during the war both in the trenches and on the Homefront. In English they will use this knowledge to write diary entries from the perspective of a soldier or a woman left behind. The children will also be learning the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. From this they will gain an understanding of how the poppy became such a symbolism of remembrance. Throughout the week the children will be creating some art using poppies to show their own respect for the fallen heroes.