Swift - YR

Welcome to Swift Class!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your children. We are a FS2 (Reception) class. We hope you find this page useful, if you have any other questions please come and speak to us at drop off/collection times or you can email us on FPSswift@palladianacademytrust.com 

In FS2 we teach through whole class sessions, such as Little Wandle Phonics and White Rose Maths, and then practise, develop and extend our learning through high quality play experiences. Please come to our Fitz Playdates to learn more about your child's education in the Foundation Stage and discover how you can support your child's learning. Please see the link to the workshop presentations below for more details.

This page will continue to be updated throughout the course of the year. 

Our core aim as educators is to get your children reading and become confident writers and mathematicians. Please read to your children and with your children as often as possible. Regular practise with their phonic reading book is key expectation of learning at home but it is also really important for you to read to your children - that bedtime story is growing their vocabulary and understanding!  Regular counting in ones for FS2 children will support their maths and opportunities to write at home are always beneficial. However remember they have had busy days at school - so if you can only fit on one thing before they are too tired, please read!

Reading books

We change reading books every Tuesday and Friday, this gives you opportunity to read and re-read your book three times. We also send home the read and share bags with your Reading for Pleasure texts; we ask that these are returned every Thursday please. 


We reward your children using positive praise, marbles and tokens home. The marbles the children earn feed into a jar and when this is full we have a whole class treat- this is often things like extra playtime, extra time on the trikes or a dance session. 

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Our teachers are Mrs Wilson and Mrs Miller, and our teaching assistant is Mrs Alexander.


Mrs Laura Wilson, Assistant Head & SwiftTeacherMrs Laura Wilson, Assistant Head & Swift Teacher Mrs Sam Alexander, Teaching AssistantMrs Sam Alexander, Teaching Assistant


In the document section below you will find our long term plan- this sets out the curriculum for the year and what you can expect your child to learn each term. 

Term 5

This term 'we are botanists' and we are leaning all about plants and how they grow. We were so surprised to find some nature sprites had visited our class and left us a note. They asked us to become experts at looking after plants so we have been finding out what we need to do to grow and care for plants and we even planted our own seeds. We went on a trip to Westonbirt to find out more about plants and trees. It was a lovely day and we all enjoyed our first big trip out of school! 

This term we also presented our learning to parents in our class assembly. We were super brave as we all spoke in the microphone and we sang a song and used the glockenspeils. We were very proud of oursleves! 

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Swift Date  
Swift FS2 long term 22 23 website 19 Oct 2022 Download
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