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“Pupils feel safe and have a good understanding of how to keep safe. This is because the curriculum provides regular and appropriate opportunities for them to learn how to keep safe, including when using the internet.”


Ofsted 2017

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Swans Class

Key Stage 2 – Years 5 & 6

Upper Key Stage 2 starts in Year 5 and finishes when the children leave primary school at the end of Year 6. Emphasis in this class is still placed on a balanced and creative curriculum, but one that also encourages independence and self-organisational skills. By the end of Key Stage 2, the children will have had the opportunity to take part in a number of transition activities (so they feel more prepared for High school), will have had the opportunity to take part in a week-long residential trip and they will have also taken their Key Stage 2 SATs tests.

Mr Bassett

Swans Class Teacher

Mrs Kite

Teaching Assistant

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On this page you will find news about our class, an overview of the work we are doing this half-term and links to online learning resources.

Latest News From Swans Class

After School Club Takes to the Slopes

Wednesday Evenings see 26 Owls and Swans, accompanied by Mr Bassett and Mrs Bilner,  take to the slopes at the Suffolk Ski Centre. Lots of them are learning how to ski, how to 'snow plough', turn and stop safely. Others are perfecting their skiing skills on the main...

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Harvest Gifts

We received this certificate from the Colchester Foodbank saying 'thank you' for our food donations. Your kind contributions for our Harvest Assembly helped to provide 134 meals for people less fortunate than ourselves.

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A Massive Thank You

A massive thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning, we were able to donate £80.00 to this worthwhile cause.  

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New School Council Elected

Our new School Council were recently elected. One of their first decisions was deciding on the 'Theme' and 'Names' for the 'House Groups'. It was decided, after much discussion, that the names of the Houses will be 'Foxes', 'Badgers', 'Hedgehogs' and 'Otters'.

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Table Tennis Tournament

Four boys from the Swans class were selected to take part in a recent Table Tennis Competition and whilst they didn't make it to the final, played really well and were proud to represent the school.

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We Are Working On

Spring 2

History – The Shang Dynasty

  • A Place in Time
  • Living in the Shang Dynasty
  • Gods and Kings
  • Dragon Bones
  • Artefacts
  • Fu Hao

Science – Living Things

  • Classifying, grouping and sorting animals
  • The Linnean system of grouping
  • Curious Creatures (identifying different animals)
  • Micro-organisms

Art – Wildlife Birds

  • Drawing with pencil
  • Drawing feathers
  • Printing feathers
  • Modelling 3D papers birds

    PE Futsal / Swimming

    • Control and co-ordination
    • Balance and agility
    • New skills using the feet and hands
    • New rules, tactics and stamina
    • Teamwork
    • Accuracy in passing and receiving

    RE – Celebrations

    • Chinese New Year
    • Important Animals
    • Culture, Custom and Celebrations

    Computing – Apps and Software

    • Investigate new apps to support learning
    • Using new Apps to support learning across the curriculum
    • Evaluating Apps

    Key Stage 2 Learning Resources

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