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Orange Class

Orange Class
Autumn Term 2021

 

 

 

Welcome to Orange Class

Orange Class consists of 25 hardworking, keen-to-learn children.  Miss Bushnell is the class teacher with help from Mrs Spink who is our super Teaching Assistant. 

 

 

Our topic this half-term is... 

From A to B 

  

Learning Journey 

  

 

  

This term our Learning Journey has a history focus, but English, Maths, Geography, Science, Art, DT, PE, RE and Music will all link together to create an exciting, memorable learning experience. 

 

In English, we will be focusing on the wonderful story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett and going on an adventure with Sunny. We will also be creating some exciting transport poetry as well as writing a non-chronological report linked to our history topic.  

In Science, we will be learning about materials and their properties exploring how we can change the shape of a material by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching them. Metal, plastic, wood, glass... just some of the materials we use to make the things that surround us. In Orange Class the children will explore the purpose and appropriateness of different materials for specific tasks. For example, which material would be best to make a pillow?  

 In our Learning Journey, we will be exploring how travel has changed over time and how transport has evolved. 

As well as this, we will also be researching some historical figures - George Stephenson - Father of the Railways and - The Wright Brothers - who invented, built and flew the first successful airplane. 

 

PE is currently on a Monday and Friday afternoon however please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. In PE, we will be focusing on travelling and finding different ways of linking movement together in gymnastics as well as developing our swimming skills - on Tuesday afternoons - at Ledbury Pool.  

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

 

 

The Department for Education have proposed that for 2021/22 only, subject to necessary legislation, schools will administer a past version of the Phonics Screening Check to Year 2 pupils during the second half of the autumn 2021 term.

Children who reach the expected standard (the "pass threshold") will not be required to complete any more assessments; children who don't reach the expected standard will take the Screening Check in June 2022.

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/year-1-phonics-screening-check

 

KS1 SATS Information May 2022

 

 To help inform teacher judgements, pupils in Year 2 will sit national curriculum tests in English and mathematics, commonly called SATs.

The tests are a tool for teachers to help measure your child’s performance and identify their needs as they move into key stage 2. This also allows teachers to see how your child is performing against national expected standards.

The tests can be taken any time during May and they are not strictly timed. 

 

 

Reading 

 

Please read with your child as often as possible (every day if you can).  Research shows that children who read at home make better progress with their reading generally. 

 

The National Literacy Trust which suggested that young people who read outside class were 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.

It also follows a study from London's Institute of Education which suggested that children who read for pleasure are likely to be better at both maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time. Please encourage your child to bring their reading bag to school every day.

 

 

 

Homework

 

Reading books are changed each week on a Monday, 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. 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. Homework will be set every Friday and will need to be completed and returned via Seesaw (take a picture) 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 - cbushnell@ashperton.hereford.sch.uk.


Thank you,
Miss Bushnell

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