Year 5/6 Swallow

TTRS

The time has come.... the year 5 vs year 6 TTRS battle is now officially OPEN! 

I call all year 5's and 6's to get logging in to their Times Tables Rockstar accounts this weekend to earn their title as TTRS Champions! Whether you play for a few minutes or longer, every little will help your year group to win! 

The battle will end on Sunday evening where the winning team shall be revealed. To join in with the fun, login in to you personal TTRS account play as much as you can. The more you play, the more points you will earn for your year group! 
Good luck everyone! 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everybody!

With the Easter holidays officially starting, we have added some fun Easter activities for all of KS2 to complete with their families! You will find this in the document list further down the page or from looking in the subpage 'Easter Break'. I will keep updating so don't foget to keep checking back! Enjoy everybody =) 

 

Home Learning activities for our first week at home is now available!

See the Home Learning Week 1 subpage above. 

I really hope that everyone is ok and looking after themselves and their loved ones. Our first week of home learning has now been added to the subpage mentioned above for you to look at. There is something for Spellings, Maths, English reading and writing, as well as activities for our topic of 'Space'. I will attach the Space home learning menu below too for you to pick and choose from! Don't panic if you are finding it difficult to complete all the tasks at home, just do whatever you can and I will look forward to seeing and hearing all about it when we can be back in school. 

Here is a list of useful websites and links that you can access while we are learning from home. 

Time Table Rockstars

Times Tables Rockstars!

All children have now been set up with their own personal account for Times Tables Rockstars so they can play at their pleasure. They can either play through the website or the free app. Lots of children have already been rockin' away and taking part in battles with one another which is fantastic news! I will happily take part in any battles so keep them coming! Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Year 5 vs. Year 6 battle I have created to start this Friday (27th March). I will post the winning year group next Monday if we have enough participants! 

Anyone who hasn't yet received their login can email the school and we will send details over to you. 

A special Science visit from Mr Plaza! 

Swallow Class have had a fantastic morning today learning about different kinds of forces with Mr Plaza from The Park Community School. We took part in a range of activities that demonstrate contact and non-contact forces, such as friction, air resistance, magnetic force and many more. Take a look at some of our pictures in the gallery! 

Cracking Contraptions

Since coming back from the Christmas holidays, we have started our new learning about Cracking Contraptions. So far, this has led us to create own 'Mechanimals' in art, which were inspired by Malkin the mechanical fox in the book 'Cogheart'; learn about mechanisms in Science such as pulleys, levers and gears, and use this to design our own innovative machines; take part in our own 'Dragons' Den' to persuade investors to invest in the 'Bully-Proof Vest' as well as learning about fantastic forces in the context of the fairground (this has also been a big part of our maths work this week too!) 

In the coming weeks we will be learning about important inventors in Bristish History, such as Brunel and Alexander Graham Bell. 

Welcome back to the new school year!

Swallow class has had an excellent start to the year already and we are very much looking forward to the year ahead. We are starting the year by travelling back in time and learning about the Victorians. Some of us were very surprised by the school rules children in the victorian era had to follow, but luckily for Swallow Class we changed a few for our own classroom!

 

 

Swallow Teaching Staff

Mrs Litherland

Mrs Litherland

Year 5/6 Teacher

Mrs Angell

Mrs Angell

Teaching Assistant

Miss Spearman

Miss Spearman

Teaching Assistant