Swain House Primary School
Headteacher: Mrs Dianne Richardson

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Temple Newsam

On Tuesday 1st July 2014 Kandinsky Class went to Temple Newsam in Leeds. We had the most amazing time visiting the farm, the play area and the house. We all saw baby piglets, sheep, cows and even a baby donkey. We enjoyed games on the swings, climbing frames and see-saw. We filled ourselves up with a picnic lunch under the shady trees before we made crowns and walked around the 500 year old house dressed as Kings and Queens. It was a fabulous day and we all had lots of fun and behaved beautifully.

LAP Multi-skills Festival

A group of us represented the school at the LAP Multi-skills Festival. We had great fun, and enjoyed meeting and competing against children from other schools.


In Kandinsky class we really enjoy working in partnership in lots of our lessons. Here are some photographs of us working together in maths and English.


We celebrated the end of our FORCES Science topic by riding our bikes and scooters around the playground and talking about which forces we used to make them go and stop. We had a great learning experience even though we got very wet!


Year 1 have been learning about special people in Christianity. Today we learnt the story of Feeding the 5000. Here are the photographs of all Year 1 sharing 5 loaves and 2 fish. Ask your children to tell you the story and the miracle that Jesus performed.

Learning Partners

We worked with our Learning Partners to write sentences about animals at the farm.

Soup Glorious Soup!

We were inspired by The Enormous Turnip and made our own turnip soup in the food tech room. We peeled and chopped, cooked and blended and with a little bit of added spice, the soup was delicious!

Sport Relief

Thank you so much for your support with our fun run on Friday 21st March in aid of Sport Relief. We had great fun running laps around the school field and the children were full of enthusiasm as always. What a lovely way to end the week!

The Enormous Turnip

We are learning about traditional tales in English. We read The Enormous Turnip and then acted it out in small groups. It was fun pulling the turnip out of the ground!

Industrial Museum

Our visit to the Industrial Museum was brilliant. We had the chance to sort old and new toys and look around old houses and shops from the Victorian Era. We saw some fantastic cars, trucks and buses too. Even the rain, snow and wind didn't spoil our fun!


Now that Spring is here we have been working on our raised beds. We cleared all the weeds and dug over the soil. Then we planted potatoes, carrots, cabbages, onions and parsnips. We are looking forward to watching our harvest grow!

Green Fingers Topic

As part of our Green Fingers Topic we have been looking around the school grounds for signs of Spring. Look at what we found!

Sharpen The Saw

As well as working hard at school it is important that we use habit 7 and "sharpen the saw". We make sure we have time to choose and play with our friends and the toys in our classroom.

Shining Lights

As part of our Shining Lights topic we learnt all about how to keep safe on the roads, particularly in the dark evenings in winter.

Class Target

We have already met our 3rd class target so celebrated by having a pyjama party and watching a dvd with some popcorn!

Marvellous Me

Our topic this half term is Marvellous Me. We thought about special memeories in our lives. We brought items to school that have a memory of a time when we were younger.

Synergising (working together)

We used the 7 habits to make a class paper chain. We listened to each other and learned about what we "liked". We wrote our "likes" on our own link and made sure that all the chains were linked together to make 1 long chain. We learnt that each link is very important and if one breaks, then the whole chain breaks. Just like in our classroom, we are all very important and need to work together to ensure we all achieve success.

Celebrating success!

Our 2nd class target this half tern was to "to sit smartly and quietly in our learning lines". We were delighted that we met this target so quickly. We celebrated by bringing our toys in to share and play with. It was great fun.

Our own Harvest

In preparation for the Harvest Presentation we harvested our our raised bed and collected fruit from our school orchard. We had plums, apples, potatoes, onions and corn on the cob. We really enjoyed getting our hands dirty.

Fun with numbers!

We worked together to read and write the numbers and count the correct amount of objects. We even practiced reading our numbers in our outdoor maths lesson!


We have been using different strategies to add equipment, number lines, baseboards, hoops and bean bags. We have enjoyed learning this way.