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This half term our Christian Value is Kindness.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

What are we doing this term?

Summer Term 2023 

Let's Get Growing & Wonderful Water! 
The final term is here, and it is a very busy one, so please keep your eye on the Weekly Words and website for all the information you will need. 

This term our main topic is ‘Growing’ along with several mini topics as suggested by the children as we go through the term. 


Within this topic, we will be learning about everything that grows. We will be exploring human growth, plant growth, and animal growth - with a particular interest in the life cycle of some animals. We will be having visits from a variety of creatures, watching caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies, planting seeds and bulbs and learning about where our food comes from. 

We will also be exploring water and the River Severn. This topic will link previous learning on habitats and houses to the importance of water for farming and animals. It will also introduce the water cycle and support our learning on 'growth'. This theme will include an exciting trip to Diglis Island and the Fish Pass on 16th May! More information to follow. 


There will be a wonderful water day in July, this will be a fun day based on water. We will be doing water science, water geography, water maths, water art, water D &T and, of course, a water fight! More details to follow. 

If that was not enough... we will also be visiting Upton at the end of the term. In Upton we will be visiting the library, exploring the museum and revisiting our work on the River Severn. This trip brings together all the topics that we covered this year. 


There is also the summer Fayre, Sports Day and much more! 
English / literacy 
Most children have made incredible progress this year thanks to the effort and regular reading they have done at home. We will continue to look at and use our sound knowledge to read and write words. We will be developing our cursive handwriting and attempting to write simple sentences. Alongside this, we will also be continuing to learn many High Frequency Words. Please continue to read regularly with your child – it is already noticeable the difference between those who read very regularly and those who do not. 

In Numeracy will be developing our number skills by looking at and counting numbers to 20 and beyond. Writing numerals 0 – 20. Working on addition and subtraction. Exploring 3D shapes and attempting to re-create patterns. We will also continue to develop our shape and space language and attempt to solve mathematical problems. 



During this term, the children will also have many opportunities to meet Miss Gill (class 2 teacher) and spend time in her classroom. Miss Gill will also be doing some activities in class 1 with the children towards the end of the term. 
Forest School 
This will be a highlight of the week and will be led by the children and facilitated by the staff each week. We will start this on 11th April. As the weather improves it would be great if the children could also keep a set of old clothes in school to use, this will be cooler than the waterproofs. Please bring these in on the 11th April. Please remember to name the clothes and provide long sleeves and trousers, no shorts / skirts as there are stinging nettles in Forest school. 



PE will start on Tuesday 9th April. This half term we will be focusing on cricket with a Worcestershire Cricket Club coach.  
One final note: 
Hopefully, the weather will continue to improve this term. The children MUST HAVE A SUNHAT IN SCHOOL - we do spend a lot of time outside, and it is not fair if they have to stay inside. 



Things to bring to school 
Set of old clothes (in a plastic bag) for Forest School - stays in school. 


PE Kit – Stays in school and sent home to wash if dirty and/or at the end of each half term. 
Wellington boots– Stay in school. 
Water bottle - returned each day with water in. 
Packed Lunch or Lunch ordered through Black Pepper 


Sun hat 
In Book bag everyday - Reading Folder & Home school liaison book. 


In book bag on a Monday - Library book 


If you have any queries about school, please do not hesitate to pop in and ask.