Swinton Queen Primary School

Welcome to our school

Queen Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 8NE

enquiries@sqp.wwpat.org

01709 570 438

KS1

Welcome to Key Stage 1,

In our key stage the children are aged between 5 and 7. We have three classes, a year 1 class, a mixed year 1 and 2 class and a year 2 class. The school day starts at 8.55 and finishes at 3.05. Please can you ensure that your children are I their classes ready to learn for 8.55 so we can complete our registers before out learning commences at 9.00.

Class 9

Mrs Bell – Class Teacher

Mr Cairns – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Beddows – Teaching Assistant

Miss Auty – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Nall – Teaching Assistant

Class 8

Miss Dewsnap – Class Teacher

Mrs Pickering - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Horsfield - Teaching Assistant

Mr Parkin - Teaching Assistant

Miss Whitehead - Teaching Assistant

Class 7

Mrs Green and Mrs Basford – Class Teachers

Mrs Slater – Teaching Assistant

Our spring topic is All About Me!  In our Science lessons we will be looking at the human body, learning all about our skeleton and key organs. We will be exploring each of the human senses and conducting scientific experiments around smell. We have also arranged for a guide dog to come and visit the children to help them learn more about the needs of people with visual impairments and how they can be supported by guide dogs.  In our Design and Technology lessons we will be creating healthy snacks containing different fruits and vegetables as we learn some key cooking skills and hygiene safety. In our Geography lessons we will be looking at the world around us, particularly focusing on what the children can recognise in the places they live. We will be looking at aerial photographs to see if we can identify human and physical features as well as conducting some fieldwork around our school.

 Learning at Home

We advise that any activities outside of school can be valuable to your child’s learning and development. The great outdoors is a fantastic resource for children to learn and to ask questions. We do also have some programmes that can be used to help support reading, writing and maths at home.

Reading

Please support us in school by listening to your child read at least three times a week and record this in your child’s reading log. Reading logs will be checked by staff during our reading sessions and stamps will be awarded. Children all have access to the Bugs Club resource that can located on the Active Learn website. This resource will enable children to read books, play games and complete activities all focussed around their phonic and reading development.  Children should have their usernames and passwords stuck in their home school diary. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any difficulties.

Spelling

Please help support your child learn their spellings. Each week spellings are set based around the phonemes and spelling strategies they have been learning in their phonics input. Please help support your child to identify the patterns and learn to use them when spelling independently. We advise children to learn these through the repetition of look, cover, say, write and check. They will be tested on a Friday and their scores will be written into their home school diary. Children can also use spelling shed to practice their weekly spellings. Again please see your child’s class teacher if you have any difficulties.

 PE

Can we also ask that parents send their children with their PE kits on a Monday morning and that they be taken home on a Friday so your child is prepared there are any timetable changes or any additional physical activity throughout the week.  Now the weather is improving we are hoping to get outside as much as we can.

PE Kits are as follows:

  • White T Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Trainers or Plimsolls

Tracksuits can be worn in winter months.

 No baggy T-Shirts should be worn as theses can be dangerous on certain types of equipment.

No jewellery should be worn for PE as it can be dangerous and get caught on equipment.

 Links to help support learning at home

Spelling shed

Timestable Rockstars

Sumdog

Purple Mash

Active Learn

Twinkl- Lots of games and activities.

Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for one month FREE MEMBERSHIP.