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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 

 Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) for this term: Year 1 KIRFs

                                                                    Year 2 KIRFs

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've had a very busy week this week. We have been getting crafty and using tissue paper to contribute to a huge basket of 3D fruit and vegetables to celebrate our virtual harvest festival. We have also experimented with printing in art. We selected different tools and materials to carve autumnal designs onto tiles of polystyrene to created a repeating pattern. It was lots of fun!

In Maths some of us have been learning how to divide using sharing and grouping. We started, as we usually do, by exploring dividing practically using our familiar classroom resources. By the end of the week, most of us were able to apply what we had learnt to solve problems involving division!


Check out our class gallery for photos from this week!