Pendle 2022 - 2023

Mrs Swire



Let all that you do, be done in love.  

1 Corinthians 16:14


All about Class Pendle: 

This year, in our mixed EYFS/Year 1 class we have 18 Reception children and 10 Year 1 children. 


All about the staff: 

Our teacher is Mrs Swire and we are supported by Mrs Variyam, Mrs Hussain, Mrs Kinsella and Mrs Romanska.

In addiiton, Mrs Barnes will teach our Year 1 Maths lessons, Mr Bowie will teach our Year 1 PE lessons and Miss Peel will teach our Year 1 RE lessons. 

We have five reading teachers: Mrs Hussain, Mrs Variyam, Mrs Mahmood, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Hanif.  We work in ability groups for phonics and the reading teacher changes each half term. 


Key Information:

PE: Year 1 have PE on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE Kit on this day.  The children in EYFS do not have a set PE day as they have daily to access to gross and fine motor activities. 

Reading: Our reading books link in with our phonics groups. The frequency of when your child's book is changed depends on which group your child is in:

  • Set 1 letters - a daily letter sheet linked to the sound learnt that day 
  • Sound bleding books - as and when set one sounds are learnt
  • Ditties - daily paper ditties are sent home
  • Red Ditties -  weekly books
  • Green, Purple, Pink & Orange Books - every three days (two books)
  • Yellow, Blue and Grey books - every five days (two/three books)

Library: Our Library day is Monday.  On this day, if you are ready to change your library book, then send it into school.  You can keep your library book for two weeks if you are really enjoying it. 

Outdoor Provision: We have free-flow access to out outdoor area and it is used in all weather types.  It is essential that your child comes to school in a coat every day (even if it is sunny in the morning).  We recommend that you send in a pair of wellies for your child to wear outdoors on rainy days. These will live on our wellie rack outside. 


Key Dates: 

Wednesday 14th September 2.30 - 3.20 New Intake phonics workshop.

Wednesday 21st September 2.30 - 3.20 Key Stage 1 Reading workshop 

Wednesday 28th September 9.00 - 9.20 Whole School 'Let's Read' - stay and share a story with your child in our timetabled sotry slot.  


September 2022 

Welcome to Class Pendle!

May I take this opportunity to welcome all our new children and parents to our wonderful little school.  I am so happy to be back in Class Pendle and cannot wait to see everyone learn and grow over the coming school year. 

We have had two super transition weeks, where the reception children have been slowly introduced to some of our school routines and we are all now ready to start our full time curriculum. 

Our Year 1 children have been in full time and I am super proud of how well they are adapting to the Year 1 curriculum. They have all been working very hard and trying their best in all lessons.  

I am currently completing the Government Baseline assessments on our new reception children and will soon commence a WellComm assessment on all the children in Pendle.  We will use this to support the planning of Communication and Language tasks. 

We will start our Read Write Inc phonics and Numberland Maths sessions next week (week commencing 20th September) and I will keep you up to date with the children's progress via email.  Year 1's have already started their phonics and maths journey. 

Please check your emails regularly, especially for phonics videos to support the learning that takes place each day.  

If you need to talk to an adult, our door is always open and you can also email me at 

Thank you for visiting our webpage!

Mrs Swire 

Here's a sneak peak at our indoor environment: 

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