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Welcome to a New Year and New School!

We hope you have all had a very happy and enjoyable summer break. Welcome back to Swallowfield Primary!

Please note that the children return to school from Monday 5th September.

We look forward to seeing you all then.

Year 4 Maths Meeting- Multiplication Tables Check

On Wednesday 4th May a Maths fluency meeting took place and focused on the Year 4 Times Tables check that all our Year 4 children will undertake in the first three weeks in June.

Please see attached the short presentation to read about what will happen after half term in June. Below are some highlights from the meeting:

-This check will consist of 25 times tables questions for each child (no division questions)

-The check will take 5 minutes per child and will be led by myself.

-The check will test up to 12×12 and will be random for each child.

-It will take place on what the children are used to using each day- our kindles. -There will be a particular focus on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 times tables.

-Children will have 6 seconds to answer a question with a 3 second gap between questions.

-There is to be no threshold or pass mark for children to obtain.

-Your child’s teacher will share your child’s score with you in the end of year report. This will be a score out of 25.

-The presentation explains that we teach the children their times tables in each year group. We chant them, sing them, learn them, see what they look like drawn out and use various games and apps to practise them like TTRockstars.

-We encourage daily use of TT Rockstars where the children play in ‘Garage’ and then have a try at ‘Soundcheck’ to practise the times tables check.

-‘Hit the Button’ is another good app to use for practising times tables.

Thank you, we appreciate all the support you can give with the children before they take the multiplication check after half term.

Parent and Carer Presentation MTC Check 2022

Swallowfield Awards

We are very proud of the many awards and Quality Marks we have attained as a school. If you have scrolled to the bottom of the front page of our website or have been in the school office, you will have seen a number of awards and certificates on our website pages or the corridor walls. We thought it would be useful to share more information about each of these.

Awards Communication

An Unexpected Visitor at Swallowfield!

At the end of last week, the children and staff of Swallowfield got to witness some brave heroes at work.

To say it was unexpected would be an understatement but when an Air Ambulance helicopter landed on our playing field in the middle of a lunch time break  our children all acted responsibly and respectfully (although somewhat confused).

After the brilliant paramedics had finished their work they even let the whole school watch the helicopter take off.

Here is a clip to show what a truly bizarre but brilliant experience it was.

This was a great chance to show the children of Swallowfield what being a hero really means.

 

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 8th February and for the rest of the week we have been busy learning about being safe when we use the internet. We looked at stories, games, listened to assemblies and found out lots of reasons on why we need to be safe online.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.

 

Personal Tour of the School

If your child is due to start Reception or BusyBees in September and you would like to come and see what we can offer, contact the school before the appplication closing date on 15th January to book your personal school tour and see our wonderful facilities.

You can contact the office on 01908 582101

Swallowfield Family Agreement

This week you should have recieved your ‘Swallowfield Family Agreement’ via your child’s class (18th November). Please read and sign this document with your child and return to school.

Now that the documents are starting to be returned, for your reference, here is a copy attached.

Many thanks.

Swallowfield Family Agreement

 

Odd Socks Day- Monday 15th November

All you need to do is wear odd socks! It’s a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique and special in Anti-Bullying Week!

Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week and this year It’s taking place on Monday 15th November 2021.

Ofsted Report- October 2021

We are very pleased to share our most recent Ofsted Report with our community.

October 2021 Ofsted Report

Personal Tour of the School

If your child is due to start Reception or BusyBees in September and you would like to come and see what we can offer, contact the school before the appplication closing date on 15th January to book your personal school tour and see our wonderful facilities.

You can contact the office on 01908 582101

Contact

Weathercock Close
Woburn Sands
Milton Keynes
Bedfordshire
MK17 8SR
01908 582 101
office1@swallowfieldlowerschool.co.uk

Swallowfield Primary School