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Welcome toAshperton Primary Academy

Orange Class

Orange Class
Spring Term 2018 


Welcome to Orange Class

Orange Class consists of 30 hardworking, keen-to-learn children.  Miss Bushnell is the class teacher with help from Mrs Spink and Mr Donovan who are our super Teaching Assistants.



Our topic this half-term is...

Amazing Animals


Learning Journey


This term our Learning Journey has a geography focus, but English, maths, history, science, art, DT, gymnastics, RE and music will all link together to create an exciting, memorable learning experience.


We are going to be exploring the Galapagos Islands where we will be discovering many different animals and looking at their habitats. We will also be researching a historical figure - Charles Darwin - and look at his contribution to the animal kingdom and his discoveries whilst visiting the Galapagos Islands.

This term we have also set up an incubator and will be incubating a variety of different breeds of chickens which we will be writing about within Literacy and our Learning Journeys. This is very exciting for us in Orange Class, as we are learning a lot about the lifecycle of a chick and seeing exactly how the process happens and develops over the 21 days!


 PE is currently on a Tuesday afternoon however please ensure PE kits are in school at all timesIn gymnastics, we will be looking at different ways of travelling - thinking about the ways in which a variety of animals move.






KS1 SATS Information May 2018


Children in Orange Class will be taking their SATS tests during May. This is nothing for children or parents to worry about. The tests are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school. The results are an opportunity to compare pupils nationally to ensure
schools are helping pupils to master the basics in English and mathematics, and make progress. 


For more information visit: where you can find information leaflets and videos for more details about KS1 and KS2 SATS.





Reading books are changed each week as needed, with children taking home 3 books at a time. I hope you'll enjoy these books together and spend the time to discuss the story and interesting word choices.  Please could you ensure Reading Record Logs are filled in.

Spelling homework will go home on the Monday to be tested on the Friday. These sheets will be given out on spelling sheets stuck into the children's spelling homework books.  If a spelling sheet goes missing please collect another sheet from class. Children will also have weekly maths or english work (alternating) to complete in their homework booklets. These will be sent home on Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday.

We are looking for parent helpers to come in to hear readers. Please contact me if you can spare some time to help. Thank you.

If you would like to discuss anything or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email me at -

Thank you,
Miss Bushnell