Welcome! We are Fallow Class and we are Y1 and Y2 pupils
Fallow class is taught by Mrs Jepson.
Dear Children, Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a great summer break and are 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 “Dinosaur Discovery!” looking at history beyond living memory and how it is recorded. We will look at the work of Mary Anning in relation to this and incorporate geography, history and science within the topic. Our English will support the topic learning and continue along a similar dinosaur theme. To provide a rich experience for all the children we are hoping to secure an “in-house” trip involving some dinosaur experts. Watch this space for further trip news!
Look out for a visit home by Cheeky Monkey. This little fellow will come and spend an evening or two with you, join in whatever you are doing (however ordinary) and will need a little diary entry written, perhaps with a little help for emergent writers, in order to share with the class. The children really embraced this last year and it was fantastic to see them grow in confidence as writers and speakers.
Maths will be taught specifically to each year group and we will be using singing and a kinaesthetic approach to embed mental calculation. Practise and over-learning 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.
Our web site class page has been updated with a Topic overview of all the subjects we will cover, in as an exciting and cross curricular way as possible. You will also see a Dinosaur Discovery Knowledge Organiser which includes the key language the children will be using across a range of subjects over the term.
Parents and carers, with a new year and with growing confidence and increasing independence, the children will quickly settle into Fallow class’s routine. Please help your child (ren) by:
- leaving them to come into class on their own after lining up at bell time.
- having the right kit ready (clearly labelled) – Tuesday and Friday will be PE days and they will need to bring kit to change into. Whilst the weather is good, we will go outside as much as possible.
- ensuring that reading books and home school record books are in school each day to enable children to read to adults and have their records checked.
I am currently working with Mrs Gibson up-dating our programme for phonics and reading and further information will be available shortly. The new approach to reading, together with new phonics and reading book resources, will 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. Details will be sent out in book bags and homework books and Reading and spelling homework can also be found by following the link below which will provide you with words to learn until October half term.
For our Year 1 children a spelling list for homework is attached and can also be found following the link on the class page website which will provide you with words to learn until October half term.
If you have any queries about our learning, please do ask.
Wishing you all a happy Autumn term!
Mrs Jepson and the Fallow team