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, 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 news each Friday. If you are looking for home learning resources, please go to the Swifts home learning page of our website. 

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 TimetablePE lessons take place on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, so please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days. 

Remember to bring the following items to school each day:

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

In the Autumn term 2021, our topic is 'Up, up and away!' Amongst other things, we'll be learning about Molly Rose Marshall in History, Swaffham Prior from above in Geography, and in art we'll be inspired by Hockney's landscape painting 'Garrowby Hill'. We are also planning a visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

Below is our Autumn 2021 curriculum map, which gives an overview of our learning in each subject until Christmas. 

curric map aut 21

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

 Geog imageHist image

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.

Have a look at our appetising lunch menu: Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen.