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Welcome to Swallows Class - Year 1 & 2






Welcome to our curriculum area. 

Topic overview for terms 1 and 2: Parent_topic_webs

Homework for term 2:

On this page you will find information about Swallows class, including the homework set and  gentle reminders for up and coming events in Swallows Class.

For an overview of what we have been doing this week in class, please see this week's Newsletter. 

Spellings - Spellings will be sent home each week. 

For term 2: Spellings_T2

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

A message from Miss Elvy and Mr Higgins.

Welcome back to a new school year, we hope you had a wonderful summer. We have met many of you and look forward to working alongside you and your children during the course of the year. There will be parent meetings at regular intervals and appointments to speak with us on other occasions can be booked through the school office.

For Year 2, SATs (statutory attainment tests) loom at the end of the school year. Both of us are experienced with these and will make the process as stress free as possible for your children. (Our own stress levels are another matter!) Further information will be provided nearer the time.

Our topic until Christmas (first mention of the word) will be based around Castles. We will be researching different types of castles, people who lived within them and the roles they had, different types of defences and weapons as well as how they changed over time.

English this term will link closely to our topic. We will start with a familiar tale about a Princess and a pea, moving on to some factual writing about castles and finishing the term with some poetry.

Spellings will be tested on a weekly basis, on a Friday. Weekly homework tasks will also be marked and returned on a Friday. The term’s spellings will be provided and also placed on the class page of the school website.

P.E will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon and will be taught by both Mr Higgins and our sports coach, Julia. Please ensure that P.E kits are in school on those days and any earrings are removed.

In Science this term we will be looking at the characteristics of our seasons and autumn/winter seasonal change. We will be investigating and recording answers to our own scientific questions about the weather.

To support our learning of castles, we are looking to book our first class trip to Leeds castle. Watch this space for details!