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Swifts 2020 - 2021

This half term, our topic is called:

Tales with a Twist


In lower Key Stage 2, we are using this half term to learn all about Fairytales and alternative endings. We will be covering a range of different skills across all subject areas to bring together our knowledge. In literacy this half term we are beginning with the classic Fairytale ‘Alice in Wonderland’, we are very lucky to have the opportunity to have a workshop with Westend in Schools, to really bring the book to life. We will then be exploring 'The Three Little Pigs', from different points of view and alternative endings. 


Remote Learning:

All of your daily learning will be uploaded to the Showbie Learning Platform (

Each day you will receive a piece of work from the following subjects:

Ninja Maths







Topic/other subject


Important information (for when we return to school):

Our forest school sessions will now be every Tuesday afternoon, so come to school in your school uniform then you will have time to change into your forest school clothes after lunch. Remember we go out to forest school whatever the weather so please do come prepared.

We also have PE every Wednesday afternoon, so make sure you have the appropriate kit in school with you each week as we try to keep our PE sessions outdoors as much as possible.



Welcome back to school on the 8th March!

At Upper Arley, we are all excited to have you back in school this year, after what was a very strange year last year.


Some things are having to run a little differently this year, but we are keeping things as safe as possible so all our children enjoy their school life!

Some of the changes we have made include;

  • Using our own equipment (all labelled and in individual pouches just for you!)
  • Your own space to work each day
  • Regular hand-washing trips to make sure our hands are clean!
  • Separate play areas... and more.


Miss Bowen 


Welcome to Swifts

We are the beginning of key stage 2 as a class of mixed year 3 and 4 children. We enjoy a brilliantly rich and broad curriculum offering a formal learning environment, supporting out key competencies and values and driving forward independence and co-operation. Our curriculum supports both the application of skills learned in KS1 and also new skills essential for our development throughout KS2. Through a varied subject led topic approach, we focus on the arts, humanities, technology and the development of our personal and social skills. As the children at the start of KS2 we take pride in leading by example to our peers in KS1, showing resilience in everything we do and compassion towards all of our peers. We are a fantastic team!


Philosophy for Children is a wonderful way to bring adults and children together to discuss things that matter.  It enhances the children's thinking and communication skills, and boosts their self esteem, this has been proven to improve their academic achievement.



PSCO Visit - Our ASPIRATIONS for the future

Many of us know what we would like to aspire to in the future.

Firefighter, doctor, nurse, vet, police officer, engineer, mechanic and even a fisherman!