Swaffham Prior C of E Primary School

Keep Growing

Welcome to Swifts Class 

Swifts Class (Year 1 and Year 2) is taught by Mrs Mercer on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and by Miss Foster on Tuesdays. The class is supported by Miss Dodd, Ms Frost, Mrs Northrop, Ms Pap, Mrs Strange and Mrs Wybrew.

We have a lovely, bright classroom with plenty of space, an inviting reading corner and lots of resources which children can access independently to support their learning. We have also worked hard to create areas of continuous provision, both inside and outside, which the children can access both to support their learning and further their independent exploratory skills. 

In Year 1, children begin to develop their ability to be more independent and engage in their learning in a more structured way, while still having plenty of opportunities for creativity, exploration and adventure. Children in Year 2 are then able to build on these important skills and embed their understanding of key concepts in readiness for Key Stage 2.

Parents, log in to Class Dojo for all our latest class news and updates, including a roundup of our learning each week. 

Because we have two year groups in each class, we use a 2-year rolling programme of study which means that, over the course of their two years in Swifts Class, children will cover all areas of the Year 1 and Year 2 National Curriculum. here is a copy of our 2-year rolling programme, which has recently been carefully redeveloped in order to make better links between subjects and ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. There are still some areas being worked on, so this document is subject to change.

Here is our timetable for the academic year 2021-22: Swifts Class Timetable. Our PE lessons take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. 

Remember to bring the following items to school each day:

  • water bottle
  • reading book in your book bag
  • coat or waterproof jacket if necessary

In the Spring term 2022, our topic is 'Around the World'. We'll be learning about oceans and continents and the explorations of Christopher Columbus, investigating the properties of materials, designing and making boats that float and creating our own sculptures. 

Below is our Spring 2022 curriculum map, which gives an overview of our learning in KS1 in each subject until Easter. 

See below for our current history and geography knowledge organisers which underpin our learning in these subjects. 

 KS1 curriculum map Spring 2022 x

Christopher Columbus knowledge organiser KS1

Around the world knowledge organiser KS1


For more information about the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, click here.

For more information about the Year 2 KS1 National Curriculum Assessments, click here.