Welcome to Apple Class
It is here that your child’s learning journey at Swainswick Church School begins!
We are a happy, creative class- inspired to explore and learn through engaging topic themes.
Please click on the links below to see examples of topics covered in our 2 year cycle.
Additional Information about our class routines.
We follow the Department Of Education validated scheme Little Wandle- which provides a rigorous, structured and enjoyable phonics learning programme for the children.
For more information please access the Little Wandle revised Letters and Sounds website, which will provide helpful guidance for parents. In addition to this online resource we also provide Phonics Workshops in Apple Class to share useful knowledge and approaches to support early readers.
In Apple Class each child develops their reading skills and a love of reading through guided reading sessions (3 times a week) and reading at home. Reading books go home on a Thursday and are returned to school each Monday.
Meg Wills and Mr Rouse teach PE to Apple Class on a Tuesday and Friday. On these days the children come to school dressed in their PE kits and ready for physical activity and fun!
Outdoor Learning and Forest School.
We love our small school and it’s setting and enjoy all opportunities to learn outdoors. We like to explore our natural environment through the seasons, and keep a pair of welly boots and a waterproof coat at school so that we are always prepared for our adventures.
On alternate Friday afternoons the whole class participate in Forest School activities either within our school grounds or in the surrounding valley.