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

Dear Fallow Class Children, Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to our next term of learning. We have embarked on our topic of “Best of British” where will be exploring a range of geographical features of Great Britain as well as famous Britons. We will be hoping for good weather to allow for plenty of opportunity for outdoor learning, and as always, be prepared for British weather fluctuations with a school cap, a raincoat and sun cream!

Our ongoing learning is cross-curricular and is designed to engage the children with. The humanities focus is Geography. We shall be exploring the range of landscapes around the country from mountain ranges to coastal features, linking these in with specific texts such as ‘The snail and the whale’ by Julia Donaldson to support this learning in English. In Art and Design, we will be creating pieces in the style of Andy Warhol, the British Artist and later in the term, we will be exploring British foods in such as scones in Design and Technology. We are very much looking forward to this!

Maths and Phonics will continue to be taught separately to each year group. This enables small steps to be taken as appropriate to the age and stage of the children. English is differentiated and scaffolded to both support and challenge, according to the needs of individuals and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

A little later in the summer term, Year 1’s will take their Phonics Screening Test, which is a statutory assessment, the results of which will be reported to the Department for Education (DfE). This will take place throughout week beginning 10th June and it is very important that all children are in school. The screen will be administered by Mrs Marchment and the children who practice their phonics every day will be able to apply all their knowledge with confidence.

Again, a little later, all the children will be assessed in all subjects to provide us with the information we need to make our end of year judgements. Whilst Year 2’s no longer have to take the KS1 SATs tests and school does not have to report any data to the Local Authority, we will be using the SATs format to assess in English Reading, Spelling and Grammar and Maths.

As always, the greatest focus for home learning is to support reading at least 3 times a week and phonics. We have enjoyed our topic and capacity and would encourage water play at home with jugs and containers, looking at the differences between the volume and capacity, measuring in ml and litres.

We have some exciting trips lined up for this term including our whole class participation at the Quad Kids Sports Festival at Malborough College, a visit to the River Kennet and a train journey! Please look out for details which will be sent separately.

We are very grateful for your ongoing support and look forward to having a lot of fun with our new topic.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy term!

Mrs Lambert and Mrs Marchment.

Supported by Mrs Field and Ms Murray – Teaching Assistants

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