Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

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Temple Newsam

On Wednesday 21st June we went on a visit to Temple Newsam. In the morning we looked around the farm and played in the play area. By lunch time we were really hungry. After lunch we went in the house. We explored the house. The rooms had lots of interesting things to look at. We did some drama, music and dressing up using the traditional story The Princess and the Pea. It was an amazing day.

Castles and Dragons

For our holiday homework we had to do some research for our new topic, Castles and Dragons. Look at all the amazing things we did. We are really proud of our work.

We had a fantastic time representing the school at the Multi-Skills Festival.
Yorkshire Fat Rascals!

We loved going to the food tech room to make Yorkshire Fat Rascals. They are a bit like a scone with cherries for eyes and almonds for teeth. We took the them home to share with our families, they were delicious!

Proud to be from Yorkshire

The whole school are sharing a topic this half term. It is called Proud to be from Yorkshire. For our holiday homework we did some research to get ready for our learning. Look what we found out.

Red Nose Day!

Today it was Red Nose Day. We came to school wearing red clothes. At playtime we had a bun sale, the buns were delicious! After play we went to the Hall to do our sponsored dance. It was great fun!

RE

In RE we learnt about why a menorah is very important for Jewish people. Do you like the way we decorated our menorahs?

Mothers' Day

On Sunday it is Mothers' Day. We have made some fantastic handbag cards to give to our mums. We hope they will like them.

Today was World Book Day

We came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Didn't we look fantastic!

We learnt about the festival of Holi. We made colourful cards to celebrate.
Chinese New Year

We enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. Here we are getting ready for our class assembly.

Seashore

This week we have read Seashore by Lucy Bowman. Today we learnt to play a new game called Tell Me More to share the information we have learnt. First we read a question to our partner. If they did not know the answer they said Tell me more. So we told them the answer then told them another fact in the Did You Know section. Then we listened to our partnerís facts and swapped cards. After that we found someone to share the information with.

Be Careful of the Rocks!

Our new topic is called Be Careful of the Rocks! For our holiday homework we researched, wrote, created and made all sorts of things about lighthouses and the sea. Mrs Habergham thinks they are amazing.

We enjoyed making Christmas cards and we are really proud of them.
We love reading books.
Party Time!

We had a fantastic time at our Christmas party. We enjoyed dancing, playing pass the parcel and eating a special party tea. Later on an important visitor came and left us some presents!

We discussed what the words floating and sinking mean. Then we predicted whether objects would float or sink. Finally we tested each object.
On Friday 18th November it was Children in Need day. We came to school dressed in spotty clothes. Here we are enjoying the buns we bought in the bun sale.
Remembrance Day

Today was Remembrance Day. We came to school dressed as doctors, nurses, soldiers and evacuees to commemorate the day. In the afternoon we practised our cutting skills making poppies to take home.

How can we get this penguin home?

For our half term homework we found out about penguins. We made models, posters and leaflets to show what we learnt. Our classroom looks amazing with all our fantastic work.

"It's better than playing!" said Aimee. Today we did a science investigation. Poor Mr Noah was getting wet feet. He wanted us to help him find out which materials would be waterproof so he could make some boots. We tested 3 different materials by putting them on a doll's foot and placing the doll in water for 10 seconds. We talked about how we would keep the test fair. We found out that plastic is waterproof. All of us, especially Aimee enjoyed this science investigation lesson!
Science Investigation

"It's better than playing!" said Aimee. Today we did a science investigation. Poor Mr Noah was getting wet feet. He wanted us to help him find out which materials would be waterproof so he could make some boots. We tested 3 different materials by putting them on a doll's foot and placing the doll in water for 10 seconds. We talked about how we would keep the test fair. We found out that plastic is waterproof. All of us, especially Aimee enjoyed this science investigation lesson!

Class Target

Our first class target was to keep our cloakroom tidy. We have followed Habit 1 Be Proactive, making sure we are responsible for putting our own pumps in our pump bags and hanging up our coats without being asked. We quickly achieved this target so here we are enjoying our reward on a very sunny afternoon.

Today we celebrated Harvest

Matisse class performed The Enormous Turnip song. We really enjoyed our singing and acting. Look at the amazing displays of food. Some of it was grown in the raised beds, in the orchard and in the wildlife area here at school. We all brought in gifts of food for the Bradford Central Food Bank.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

On Friday 23rd September Year One visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We had a fantastic day learning about all sorts of different wild animals. We saw animals from Australia, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. Which is your favourite?

We love our new classroom. Look at the fun we are having reading, playing and making.

On the first day of term Sasha and Lily found a caterpillar in the playground. We looked carefully at it and thought about what it would need to stay alive. We decided to put it in Nursery garden. Can you spot it in the photos? Whereabouts did Aimee and Riley put it? We hope it changes into a beautiful butterfly.