Our KS1 class (Years 1&2) are taught by Mrs Cayley and Mrs Woodroff. Swallows share the outdoor learning space with Ducklings and enjoy the opportunity to extend their learning through continuous provision opportunities.
Purple Mash offers a range of different activities across the curriculum and provides an opportunity for the children to keep in contact via the 2Email app. All children will receive login details for their account.
Phonics and Reading
We follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021 scheme for teaching phonics in Y1. The scheme matches the 'Big Cat' books we use in Guided Reading. The children also bring home a free choice that the choose themselves that matches the level they are reading at.
Some children in Y2 will still be accessing Little Wandle phonics and Big Cat books, whilst others maybe accessing books from Oxford Reading Tree.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021: Programme progression Reception and Year 1 overview
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 1
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 2
Download a guide to how children are taught to write capital letters
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Spring 1
These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1
Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2
Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1
The videos on this page show parents how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.
A quick guide to alien words
How we teach tricky words
How we teach blending
Swallow Class Topic Map Spring 2022