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Blaze A Trail (Sport Relief Edition)

Well done to everyone that took part in today’s session.  In hindsight I think that it was quite a big ask to hop the length of the playground, but everyone seemed to have had a great time and got their blood pumping for the day of learning ahead.  Don’t forget to tune into the programmes tonight and, if you are able to, support a great charity!  I’m off for a lie down….

Year 5 Curriculum Update

In English, we have written information texts about our newly created animals in the style of Dieter Braun’s Wild Animals of the North.  We have focused particularly on using precise ‘Tier 3’ and ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary.

In maths, we have consolidated and extended our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages through a variety of fluency and reasoning tasks in different contexts.

Y1 Curriculum Update

English – We have been using our knowledge of African animals to write clues for our ‘what am I?’ riddles. We also wrote a postcard from Stick man back to his Stick lady love and family, to tell them about his adventures.

Maths – We have been counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. We counted on, looked for patterns of the tens and ones digits and used practical resources to support our learning. We began to recognise and use the sign for multiply.

Tag Rugby Champions 2018

On Thursday 8th March, Mr Flynn took 16 girls and boys along to the Tag Rugby tournament held at Wildren school. Both teams performed brilliantly with the B team coming 7th overall and the A team coming out on top! 14 other teams competed against our children but couldn’t match the passion, commitment, determination and drive displayed by Swanmore Primary. All children represented the school with honesty, charity and respect throughout. Mr de Hartog (Assistant Coach) and many other parents were proud of the children’s achievements. Next up for The A team is a trip to County finals in May.  Well done to all and a big thank you to the parents for their support and transportation to and from the event.

Y3 Update

We have been exploring our ‘Rivers’ topic this week and in English we have created some wonderful River poetry! Come and read some of them at the entrance to the Y3 classrooms.

In maths, we have been learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using the grid method. We have also learnt to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number using diagrams to help us.


Yr4 Curriculum Update


We have been making a ‘splash’ in year 4 this week! We have explored our production and begun to learn our lines. We are looking forward to using our scripts to bring our production to life.



This week, the children have been applying their multiplication and division knowledge to find equivalent fractions. They have also practised adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

  • Mr Flynn, 17 girls, 2 Assistant coaches (Eve & Jess) and a plethora of parents enjoyed a successful, and bitterly cold, afternoon at the annual schools’ pyramid football tournament. Both teams managed to produce some fine Football and enjoyed some success. The ‘Bananas’ won all of their games to be crowned champions. The ‘Bluberries’ finished third overall. All children represented their school with pride, integrity and passion. Well done girls and a huge thank you to all of the parents for their support.

Year 5 Curriculum Update

In maths we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.  We have also looked at classifying angles and calculating missing angles.   We have practised our standard methods of calculation for all four operations.


In English, we have continued to enjoy Rooftoppers as our class reader and have looked at how authors choose vocabulary to create different effects.   Beowulf has continued to inspire our writing including poetry and a dialogue between Beowulf and the dragon.