Swallows Class (JI/Year 3 & 4)

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Friday 27th November

Information and homework

Friday, 27th November

Another busy week at St Mary of the Angels is over. We have accomplished so much this week. In English we wrote our own version of ‘The Miracle of the Poinsettia’ and even adapted the story map to retell the traditional tale of Little Red Riding hood. Thank you Kaia and family for the lovely gift of the Poinsettia that is now on our RE table in school. Next week we will be moving onto poetry and learning the poem, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’. We have started our multiplication and division topic in Maths and have explored the relationship between them (the inverse). We know that we can use our multiplication facts to answer division calculations. In the lead up to Christmas we will be getting very crafty and developing children art and design skills through fun Christmas crafts. Our class novel ‘Stitch Head’ has come to an end, the children absolutely loved it. This might be a nice stocking filler.

Lastly, I would like to say how lovely it was to talk to all the parents this week. The support the children receive at home is clear to see and I feel blessed to work with such a supportive group of parents and carers.


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Keane



Thank you:

We managed to gather an amazing amount of biscuits for our 'Reverse Advent Calendar' appeal.








There will be new homework set on SumDog! Well done to those children that have been going on regularly I can see that your Maths skills are improving. We are now moving onto Multiplication and division.


Bug Club:

1 book and 1 phonics activity for over the weekend. To be completed by Friday.

Reading books:

2 colour banded books and a library book will be given home every Monday. To be returned on Thursday.


Practice your spellings every day for our spelling test on Friday.

Times Tables:

Practice your Times Tables every day for our Times Tables quiz on Friday.


If you have any issues with passwords please send an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Keane

Twas the night before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house


Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.


In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.


Away to the window I flew like a flash,


Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.


The moon on the heart of the new-fallen snow


Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.


When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,


But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.


With a little old driver, so lively and quick,


I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.


More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,


And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!


“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!


On, Comet! On, Cupid! on Donner and Blitzen!


And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof


The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.


As I drew in my head, and was turning around,


Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.


He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,


And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.


A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,


And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.


His eyes- how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!


His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!


His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,


And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.



The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,


And smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.


And laying his finger aside of his nose,


And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!


He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,


And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.


But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,


“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”



Click on the image to take you to the cracking Comprehension login. Your password is in your Reading record.

Spellings 27.11.20

Choose your challenge:

Mild - Learn the first 10 words

Hot - Learn all 12 words.

Spicy - Learn all 12 words and find other words that fit the spelling rule. 

File icon: pdf Week 5 swallows.pdf [pdf 202KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf -ation suffix.pdf [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf prefix and suffix.pdf [pdf 58KB] Click to download

Times Tables 27.11.20

This weeks Times Tables focus is the 10 Times Tables.


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3R6wdHs9n8

Practice: Practice your times tables on SumDog. 

Optional: I have attached a 10 Times Tables Practice sheet to help increase speed and accuracy.

Pattern: All multiples of 10 have a 0 in the ones column.

If you know your 10 times tables you will also know your 100's.




Remember that this test is timed. 1 minute and 20 seconds so keep practicing to increase your speed.

File icon: pdf Adding 10, 100.pdf [pdf 42KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 10 times tables test.pdf [pdf 246KB] Click to download