Welcome! We are Fallow Class and we are Y1 and Y2 pupils
Welcome back to another exciting year! We have a very busy term with the learning about the Fire of London and rehearsing for the Nativity play to name but a few events! Please make sure you keep up to date with the news and events by reading emails, notes at the bottom of homework and making regular visits to the school website.
Homework in Fallow Class is set fortnightly as a result of feedback from parents about fitting in afterschool clubs etc and the children being so tired at the end of the school day. Therefore homework will be due in every other Tuesday. I have also put together a Parent Help pack to support homework and to give an explanantion about academic expectations for each year group. Targets for each child will be set in due course after the children feel more settled within their new year group/class.
Reading – Both Year 1 and Year 2 children should read at least 1 page per day. Please record their progress within the reading log each day. Further information and support can be found in the Parent Help Pack.
Maths – The children will be given a varity of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning. A particulary helpful and fun website is http://www.ictgames.com/caterpillar_slider.html
Writing – Where possible please allow the children to complete activities independently after a discussion about what they need to achieve. However please encourage children to spell the High Frequency Words correctly (a copy can be found in the Parent Help Pack). We do like the children to challenge themeselves to use ‘more grown up words’ using the phonic knowledge where appropriate.
Spellings will be set weekly when the phonics groups are up and running. The children will receive spelling lists each Monday and will be tested each Friday. We use a ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ system. Further information will follow shortly.
Please ensure that P.E kits are in school Monday to Friday. The children need to have red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a white T.Shirt and trainers. If possible, please can the children have a change of socks for P.E, especially during hot weather! As always please ensure all clothing including socks are labelled. You would be surprised where clothes can end up, no matter how careful we all seem to be!
Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled) and stored above their pegs in the cloakroom area. During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.
Finally, please take the time to read through the Parent Help packs and if you have any further questions, please come in for a chat. If you are unable to come in to school then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you in advance for your support