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Ashperton Primary Academy

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Orange Class

Welcome to Orange Class!

In Orange Class we have 30 fabulous learners with Mrs Wilce and Mrs Spink.


Our Autumn Term Learning Journey is 'From A to B' - All about journeys, travel and transport!

Real life learning opportunities will include a visit to Ledbury station, Road Safety training and a trip to the Morgan Motor car factory.


In the Classroom activities will include:


Narrative writing  – we will be using the stories 'The Journey' by Aaron Becker,  ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett and 'Mrs Armitage on wheels' by Quentin Blake to look at different sorts of journeys and ways of travelling. 


Using these stories we will explore character and setting and begin to write our own character and setting descriptions using noun phrases, consider different types of sentences (questions, statements, exclamations and commands) and think about how we can use interesting openers. Children will write postcards from characters, plan and write their own versions of the stories and even invent their own crazy contraptions. 


Non-fiction writing - using our stories from above and real life experiences the children will learn about writing recounts and instructions, as well as Non-chronological reports  linked to the history of transport. 


Poetry – we will explore transport poetry, looking at similes, rhyme and rhythm and write our own transport themed poetry.



Working with place value, money, addition and subtraction, measurement and direction.

In addition as part of our learning journey we will be;

  • Interpreting simple tables and pictograms, use tally charts to gather data
  • Timetables and telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes
  • Read scales to the nearest whole unit



 Materials and their properties

This will involve:

  • exploring different materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard) for particular uses and understanding their properties (strength, absorbency, float, weight, flexible, rigid, hard, soft, stretchy, stiff)
  •  investigating how some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

 learning to make own sail boats and ‘vehicle’ to transport a small toy (DT) and explore how vehicles move on different surfaces



How we travel

  •  How we travel to school (survey and tally)
  • Look on google earth of the local area (school, home, towns) and other maps and make maps to record our journeys to school (use compass directions)
  • Make our own compass rose
  • Look at map of the world and identify how we would travel to different countries
  • Find out how people travel in Tanzania – make a map of children’s journey to Karangai and their school



How people travelled in the past

  • How has transport changed- look at a timeline of different forms of transport (changes within living memory) grouping
  • History of cars – how cars have changed since they were invented (inc Morgan)
  • George Stephenson and Trains – find out about George Stephenson’s life and how trains changed people’s lives
  • The history of flight and the Wright brothers’ development of the aeroplane
  • Compare how people travel now and in the past



  • How to create a simple algorithm
  • How to program Bee-bots to follow precise instructions
  • How to stay safe online and using multiplayer online gaming



  • Pilgrimages – where do people of different religions go on pilgrimages and why?
  • Harvest – food journeys
  • The Nativity: the journey from Nazareth and Bethlehem



  • Draw and design a compass rose
  • Create a boat collage in the style of Turner and Monet- colour/water effect, compare to futurist paintings



  • Make a ‘vehicle to transport a small toy from one place to another
  • Make plans for vehicles
  • Test vehicles to see how well they work


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development/ British values

  • How children around the world travel to school
  • How to cross roads safely
  • Mutual Respect: About people with restricted mobility
  • Rule of Law: find out why rules are important and make our own class rules.
  • Democracy: elect our own school council members and discuss democratic process.
  • Tolerance: story of Farouk - create our own charter of respect.



  • Invasion Games: different ways of passing the ball, marking an opponent and finding a space
  • Dance: use dance to express various journeys and consider different ways of moving



Sounds different types of transport make

Create a sound journey with voices and instruments





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 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.
This term we have PE sessions on Monday and Wednesday afternoon but please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times.
If you would like to discuss anything or have any queries, please don't hesitate to email me at

Thank you,
Mrs Wilce