Fallow

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.  We have a very busy time planned, with lots of cross curricular activities to embed our learning. 

Our topic this term is “Down on the Farm” which looks at changes in recent history and helps us to understand where our food comes from.  To gain greater insight, we have a sausage workshop, a farm trip and will be making links to harvest.  Our English will also make links as far as possible, and we begin with the text “Farmer Duck” to enable us to write recounts. The farm experience will help with non-fiction writing and our poetry will be animal based, developing good language choices for impact and description. 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.

Maths will be taught specifically to each year group and we will be using singing and a kinaesthetic approach to embed mental calculation.  Practise of number counting, number bonds and the first times tables will be a daily activity.

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.

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

  • leaving them to come into class on their own after lining up at bell time.
  • having the right kit ready – 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.

Homework will be to learn spellings, daily reading and some number activities.  Specific task will be set fortnightly on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.

I am really excited about getting to know your children and taking their learning forward. 

Wishing you all a happy Autumn term!

Mrs Jepson

 

On the Farm Curriculum Overview

 


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