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 term the children will be reading the book 'Violet and the Hidden Treasure'. The book is about a young girl called Violet who visits India with her Grandmother. Whilst she is there she meets a Maharajah. Upon her return to London she hears the sad news that the Maharajah has died and the secret to his will is held by his talking pet cockatoo. The cockatoo is then placed in her care and is subsequently stolen. It up to Violet and her friedns to solve the mystery of who has stolen the Maharani.
The children in Swift Class have already begun to solve the case of the missing Cockatoo and have written newspaper articles about the disappearance. They are now writing their own mystery stories.
As the story is set in India and London the children are contrasting the two countries and undertaking their own research about India and some of the envronmental issues that have arisen due to overpopulation and urbanisation. They will use this research to write a non-chronological report about India.
In PE the children have been learning some Bangrha dance movements and will be developing dance phrases to authentic Bangrha music. Ask the children to show you how to do the Single Dhamaal, Jhummar, Chaal or General Bangrha moves. They really are getting very good at using them.