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A warm welcome to Fallow Class!


We are starting to produce Knowledge Organisers, which are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, key personnel, vocabulary, definitions, and other contextual or technical information. These Knowledge Organisers will be shared with pupils, parents and carers – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn. The Knowledge Organisers for our current topics can be found below. Please practice these historical/scientific facts and dates with your child as this will really support them with their learning in the classroom!


Reading in Fallow Class consists of independent reading and guided reading. The day in which your child reads with an adult may vary, so could you please ensure that they have their home reading books and reading diary in their book bag each day. Reading at home is greatly encouraged in Fallow Class – this does not always have to be their reading book. Reading any form of text, which could include comic books, magazines, library books, information books etc, is extremely beneficial to your child’s progression.


As well as regular reading at home, the completion of homework is very important to consolidate your child’s learning. We will hand out topic-based tasks to complete on a fortnightly-basis.  If your child completes all their tasks before this, please just ask and I will be happy to think of some more to keep them busy!


My door is always open for any queries, concerns or anything you wish to discuss so please do not hesitate and feel free to pop in for a chat any time.


Thank you all for your continued support.


Miss Catriona MacLeod


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We have been learning about different habitats, so we decided to explore the microhabitats that are in our wildlife area to see what sorts of living things we might find! We explored under stones and rocks, bricks and logs… as well as taking a closer look in the overgrown plants!  We found worms, woodlice, wasps, bees, centipedes, slugs and snails!


The children were so excited when they found a big stone to turn over!  We also looked at the difference between things that are alive, dead or have never been alive.  We found lots of living things but we decided that fallen leaves and feathers would be classed as ‘dead’ because they once belonged to a living thing but don’t anymore.


We had such an exciting afternoon exploring science in the great outdoors!

Votes For Women!

We have been learning all about the suffragettes and how they protested for women’s rights, then enjoyed putting our learning into practice with some role-play!


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Southwell Minster Time Travellers

We had a wonderful day at Southwell Minister with the children from Elk class as part of our work on Christianity. The children took part in a range of activities, including making Green Man masks, retelling the story of Jonah and the Whale and learning about baptism and the Last Supper. We also had the opportunity to tour the Minster and see the musical instruments, stained glass windows and the gargoyles on the walls of the building.

Fallow and Elk - Gardening Afternoon

Our current science topic is plants so we thought it would be really fun to plant our own lettuce, observe how this grows over the next few weeks and, finally, enjoy using our home-grown produce to create a tasty salad. We first learnt how to sow the seeds thinly in lines in the soil. We then learnt how to cover this gently with more soil and water it all. So much scientific learning packed into one afternoon – we really enjoyed it! And it didn’t stop there… we then wanted to grow some potatoes too to see how these are grown so differently to lettuce!


We have been learning about deciduous and evergreen trees this term and decided to explore the school grounds to see what we could find! We collected leaves and then identified them before sorting into the two categories. Great work by everyone!

Bird Feeders!

We really enjoyed making bird feeders on our Spring Day!


We have really enjoyed learning a new skill this term - weaving. The children concentrated so well to complete their work.

The National Space Centre

We have really enjoyed our learning about space and the moon landings this term, so we were very excited to visit the National Space Centre with Elk Class. 


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The Three Little Pigs Houses!

We have used our knowledge about the properties of materials to build some great houses for the Three Little Pigs. I was really impressed by the children's team work!

Frog Spawn

We were so excited to find frog spawn in the pond in our wild life area!

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Visit To Harrowby Lane Methodist Church

We recently went with the children in Elk Class to the Harrowby Lane Methodist Church. We really enjoyed learning more about Celebration - in particular Baptism - and looking at the various artifacts in the church.

Clay Pots

The children really enjoyed designing and making their clay pots.

Christopher Columbus

We are enjoying our learning about Christopher Columbus and his ship The Santa Maria. They have created some fabulous paintings as you can see below.

The Three Little Pigs

As part of our work in Talk For Writing, we have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. We loved making the different houses!

Home Learning

Mr Allsopp and I were very impressed by the standard of work brought in by the children on the theme of space. Thank you so much to everyone at home who helped and supported the children for this.

World Climates

We have been learning about the different climates around the world. The children did a great job finding out the information.

Autumn Day

We loved taking part in the KS1 Autumn Day this term. We were able to go outside to hunt for natural materials like leaves, twigs and bark to make some super collages. In the afternoon, we planted a mixture of bulbs on the school field.


The children made some wonderful poppies to be used in our Remembrance service. I was very proud of the way they all listened during the service on the school field.

Grandparent Morning

Our class, along with the children from Elk,  had a fantastic morning playing games and exploring what life was like for our grandparents back in the 1960s! We also held interviews in the library for our grandparents to answer questions for us to use in our writing.

Super Writing!

The children are settling well in Fallow Class and had fun collecting character trait adjectives to describe our friends, which we then used to create some lovely friendship poems. Shown off by some super cursive handwriting, as you can see.

Our Class Collage

One Of our first tasks this term has been to create a display to represent our class name, Fallow. The children created some beautiful collages and we are very proud of our display in the hall.

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