Swallows class is home to our year 5 and 6 children, and is taught by Mrs Weal. Swallows are supported by our wonderful teaching assistants: Mrs Barker and Mrs Spinks.
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Our House Captains are year 6 children, and they are supported by their deputies, who are year 5. Our peer supporters are also from Swallows class!
Autumn Term Learning
In science we have been answering the question how does fire affect materials? Also, which materials burn most easily? The children used special tongs to hold samples over a flame and observe carefully what happened next. We learned about the different density of materials and how this can affect the way they burn. For example; paper, card and wood all originate from the same place, however the higher density of wood means that it burns much slower than paper.
Spring Term Learning
This term, Swallows will be learning about the many different countries, cultures and beliefs that fit together to form Africa!
There will be some really exciting trips, visitors and experiences to help immerse the children in learning about this incredible continent!
Well done to the children from Swallows class who won a writing competition, and will have their work published in a book!
On Friday 17th January we went to the Wishing Wood! We imagined we had been abandoned on an island and had to work in teams (tribes) to survive! We built shelters, defences, fires, foraged for food and sourced water - we also robbed neighbouring tribes of their food!
We have been busy researching and writing about different countries across Africa. We were inspired by the beautiful work of 'Letters from afar' and used ideas from here, to create our own fact files.
We've started our topic by learning about the location of different countries in Africa and some of the ecosystems found there. Additionally, we have started to learn about the history of the Kingdom of Benin.
We are really enjoying our new class book: Gorilla dawn. An inspirational story set in the rain forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 2 children work together to save a gorillas life.
On top of all this, we have also been revising long multiplication and solving multi- step word problems!