Welcome! We are Fallow Class and we are Y1 and Y2 pupils

Fallow class is taught by Mrs Jepson & Mrs Turner.

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

We hope you have all stayed well and had a great summer break. We are really looking forward to the new term in Fallow class. With lots of cross curricular activities to embed our learning, we have a very busy time ahead.

Our topic is “Through the Keyhole” looking at history beyond living memory and how it is recorded. We will explore the Great Fire of London, the diary writing of Samuel Pepys and incorporate geography, history and science within the topic. Our English will support the topic learning and continue along some similarly fiery themes. Maths will be taught specifically to each year group and we will be using a variety of concrete apparatus and a kinaesthetic approach to embed mental calculation. Practise and overlearning of number counting, number bonds and the first times tables will be a daily activity through our CLIC maths lesson in addition to the main development of knowledge.

An overview of all the subjects we will cover, in as exciting and cross curricular way as possible, can be found on our topic web. A copy of the key language the children will be using across a range of subjects is also included in the knowledge organisers. We ask that these knowledge organisers are referred to at home and used to support your child’s language development.

With a new year and growing increasingly independent, the children will quickly settle into Fallow class’s routine. Please help them by:

-lining up at the right place and time for safe entry into their class bubble at the start of each day, at which time the register is taken.

-having the right kit ready – Tuesday and Thursday will be PE days and they will need to come to school in appropriate kit, with a change of jumper available if they get wet. Whilst the weather is good, we will go outside as much as possible.

-ensuring that reading is practised daily. Reading continues to mirror the phonics stage that the children have reached. Homework will be to learn spellings (differentiated), daily reading and some number activities. Specific additional tasks will be set fortnightly on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.

If you have any queries about our learning, please do ask.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy Autumn term!

Mrs Jepson and Mrs Turner