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Stowford School

Stowford School

Swallows

Swallows

Autumn Term

The Swallows will start the Autumn term by exploring ”The Iron Man". This is a fantastic topic which follows the classic book by Ted Hughes and the journey that the great iron giant makes whilst visiting the planet!

 

English will follow a two weekly cycle, with Big Writing at the end of the second week. We will focus on a range of genres throughout the term. These will be: report writing, a detailed description, poetry and an information text. The genres explored in English will always have links to the topic and the reading that we do in the classroom so as to maximise learning and provide links for the children.

 

Learning in maths will help the children develop their  understanding of place value, addition and subtraction and then start to look in more depth at multiplication and division with a focus on units of measurement.

 

The Swallows will enjoy many science investigations which will be linked to our topic and the children will be encouraged to explore the world through these investigations. This term, we will be examining light and electricity through the link to our topic

 

In PE, on a Wednesday afternoon , Mr Nute will focus on core physical skills whilst on Tuesday we will continue with our swimming lessons, at the leisure centre. Any volunteers who could help with walking the children to and from the leisure centre would be greatly appreciated.

 

The Swallows will also begin to learn RE in Year 3 with Mrs Robinson on a Wednesday afternoon. We will start by learning about Christianity and Hinduism .

 

The Swallows are really lucky to have Mrs Payne and Mrs Briant working in our classroom alongside the children. She will support the children in their learning. Mrs Payne will be available in the playground before school to pass on any messages.