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This half term our Christian Value is FRIENDSHIP and our Skill for Life is COLLABORATION.


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?

Spring Term 2019

Mi Casa es su Casa!

Welcome back and a happy New Year to you all.

A New Year means a new term and of course new topics. This term we will be looking at toys and houses and homes. We will also be including some mini topics such as winter, animals, religious festivals and anything else the children would like to learn more about.

Within the topic ‘Houses and homes’ we will be looking at what makes a home, our home, different types of homes, famous homes e.g. The 3 Little Pigs and materials. We will also be looking at a number of religious celebrations including Chinese New Year and hopefully heading out into the village on a mini geography field trip. Mixed in with this will be the mini topics and topics chosen by the children. In order to support you with this remember to keep your eye on our class page!!

In Literacy 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 these we will also be continuing to learn the High Frequency Words. Please continue to read on a regular basis with your child – it is already noticeable the difference between those who read very regularly and those who do not.

To support our story writing we will be looking closely at several traditional tales and fairy tales over the coming months. These tales are enjoyable and really help us to unpick how we write stories.  You can help with this by sharing a good quality bedtime story as often as you can.

In Numeracy will be developing our number skills by looking at and counting numbers to 20 and beyond. Writing numerals 0 – 10. 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.

If you have anything that you can add to these topics then please come in and see me.

Things to bring to 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.

Lunch box – if needed.

When cold and wet – coat and if needed cold weather clothes.
When hot – hat and sun cream

In Book bag – everyday :
Reading Folder & Home school liaison book.

Please make sure they are in the correct folder

In Book bag – Thursday or Friday:
Library book.
Please make sure it is in the correct folder

Please do not forget my classroom door is always open (apart from weekends) for a chat and a chance to answer any questions/queries you have.