Welcome! We are Fallow Class and we are Y1 and Y2 pupils
Fallow class is taught by Mrs Jepson.
Dear Children, Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to school for the Spring term! I hope everyone is well-rested and ready for more action-filled learning. We welcome Mrs Chambers back into class on Thursday and Friday for the first two weeks of term and then Mrs Betteridge, who has already met with the children, for the rest of the term.
Our topic is “A Journey into Africa”. We are taking Handa’s Surprise as our key text. We will use it to explore differences in cultures, the geography of another place, making comparisons with where we live, use it to develop some DT skills in food preparation and instruction writing as well as making links with our science topic on materials and writing our own stories and animal fact files.
To consolidate our learning, we are organising a wildlife park trip with Roe class before Easter – watch this space for further news and details.
Homework will be set on a slightly different time scale for this term, with books needing to be in school by Tuesday ready to be given new tasks to send home on Wednesday. The homework will continue to be a mix of Maths and English work, in addition to spellings and reading. There will also be occasional creative and research projects.
Please see our Curriculum Overview to show what we are learning about this term, and the Knowledge Organisers prepared for developing some of the key language around our science and topic work.
Swimming will be on Wednesday afternoons and we ask that the children come to school dressed in PE jogging bottoms for ease of changing. Please contact the office if you can offer help and support with swimming changing – a DBS check is required. PE kit needs to be in school for a lesson each Friday
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 Knowledge Organiser which includes the key language the children will be using across a range of subjects over the 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.
If you have any queries about our learning, please do ask.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Spring Term.
Mrs Jepson and the Fallow team