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

KS1 - Summer Term Topic – Exploring Our World
Over the summer term our KS1 topic is Exploring Our World. We are going to be exploring everything around the globe through all of our core and foundation subjects. In Geography, we are going to be learning about the continents of the world as well as the seas and oceans. We are going to be looking at the world around us for our Science learning focussing around the identification and classification of common plants and animals in our local area. In our History lessons we are going to be looking at famous explorers from around the world and the places they discovered. In our PSHE learning we are going to be focussing on our role in the community and the wider environment with the aim of learning more about the world around us and the differences in community groups. This will also be linked to our learning and understanding
of other religions and cultures. Our Art lessons will be focussed around different artists from around the world, as well as looking at different media such as clay and textiles. This will also link to our Design and Technology learning which will focus around designing and building our own wind-up toys. Our Literacy learning will also be taught through our topic by focussing our writing around instructions for our wind – up toys, explanations of the butterfly life cycle and reports about animals in our local environment.

 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.

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