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Welcome to Swallows Class - Year 1 & 2

On this page you will find information about Swallows Class, including homework set and gentle reminders about upcoming events.

Curriculum Information


Welcome back to a new school year in Swallows Class. Our topic for the Autumn term is 'The Great Fire of London'. We are very excited to get started! Below you'll find this term's useful documents to support your child's progress. 


Our curriculum overview for the academic year: 2020/2021 (Cycle B)

Our topic web for the term : The Great Fire of London

Our spellings for this term :  Term 1 Spellings

Our homework grid for this term : Term 1 Home Work Activities 


Here are a list of Common Exception Words (CEW's) your child should know by the end of the year:  Years 1 and 2 common exception word list

General Information

All homework resources can be found under the curriculum information section of this page. Spellings will be tested on a weekly basis, on a Friday. All other homework tasks will also be set on a Friday. To ensure these can be marked and returned by the following Friday, please hand in by Wednesday of each week. 

P.E is taught on a Thursday afternoon, delivered by Miss Tomlinson and Mr Higgins. Please ensure a full P.E kit is in school and any earrings are removed. 

This week in Swallows Class


We have had another busy week in Swallows! On Monday we continued our scientific investigations into properties of materials and carried out some practical activities to find the best way to plug the hole in one of the water buckets used to put out the Great Fire of London. We used the information we had collected the previous week to help us to choose some materials to test. We used our ICT skills to record our results.


On Tuesday we baked bread, linked with what we know about the Great Fire of London starting in a bakery in Pudding Lane It was messy but great fun! We all made our own dough which we kneaded and left to rise before baking. Then we took it home – it was delicious! In our English lessons we remembered all the different stages and wrote our own instructions about how to make bread.

Check out our class gallery for photos from this week!