St George's CE Primary School

Swan Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome to Swan Class

Hopefully you can find all the information you need regarding Swan Class. At the bottom of the page you will find a files list with copies of letters and homework. If you need any other information, please contact

Our class teacher is Mrs Gorczyca and our teaching assistant is Mrs Wright.

On Thursdays Hayley or another member of the Active Tameside team will teach PE and on a Tuesday afternoon the class is taught by Miss Dixon.

Our Timetable

Our timetable is run over two weeks to give the children time to become immersed in their learning.


Our current English text

Our maths this half term
Place Value within 20 (Y1)
Addition & Subtraction within 20 (Y1)
Addition & Subtraction (Y2)
Multiplication & Division (Y2)
Measurement - Money (Y2)

Science Learning Challenges

What different materials can I name?
Who is Charles Macintosh?
Which materials are waterproof and which are best at cleaning up water?
Do all materials change in the same way?

History Learning Challenges

How has Manchester changed over time?
How has London changed over time?
How do we know what London was like in 1666?
What was fire fighting like in 1666 and what is it like today?
Why did the Great Fire of London spread so quickly?
How did the Great Fire change London?
How has the Great Fire of London been remembered?

RE Learning Challenges

What matters to you?
Who is Allah?
Who was the Prophet Muhammad and why is he important to Muslims?
What stories of the Prophet do Muslims love to tell?
Where do Muslims go to pray?
What can we learn from Muslim holy words?

 DT Learning Challenges

How do structures work and what are they used for?
Can I create strength and stability within structures?
Can I design and make a free-standing structure?

Class Assembly

In music, we are working on the song September 1666 to share at our class assembly on 17th February. It would help the children to practise the signs and words at home.


Spelling Homework

Each week ten spellings will be sent home for the children to learn and practise. These will link directly to the spelling lessons we are doing in school. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

Mrs Gorczyca's group


Mrs Wright's group



Swan class will change their reading books every Tuesday and Thursday but the children need to have their reading records in school each week. 

To ensure our children become fluent, comprehensive readers we would like them to read their home reading text at least 3 times. Each time your child reads, it should be recorded in their reading record and signed by the adult who listened to them.

Research suggests that :

  • First read - a child decodes the words but doesn’t fully comprehend the text
  • Second read –a child becomes more fluent at blending the words and begin to read for meaning.
  • Third read –a child is reading fluently and reading for meaning

Please encourage your child to re-read their book at least 3 times before they request for it to be changed.  

Every child has been provided with their login for Rising Stars Reading Planet. The link you will need to access the website is below. Our centre ID is 198939


Below you will find copies of our newsletter, homework and spellings alongside any other letters sent out from Swan Class.

 Project Homework - 1 - The United Kingdom.docDownload
 Project Homework - 2 - Mossley Soldiers.docxDownload
 Project Homework - 3 - Why was London burning.docxDownload
 Swan Class Newsletter - Autumn 1.docxDownload
 Swan Class Newsletter - Autumn 2 - PDF.pdfDownload
 Swan Class Newsletter - Spring 1.docxDownload
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Google Classroom Link

Please use the link below when accessing online learning


Our curriculum plan

Please see below for the curriculum plan overview which shows the units we will be studying this year.

Welcome Presentation Evening

Please find below copies of the information shared at the welcome presentation evening held on Tuesday 20th September 2022.

 Parent Leaflet - Year 1.docxDownload
 Parent Leaflet - Year 2.docxDownload
 Parent Presentation Night - Presentation.pdfDownload
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