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Orange Class

Orange Class
Summer Term 2022

 

 

 

Welcome to Orange Class

Orange Class consists of 26 hardworking, keen-to-learn children.  Miss Bushnell is the class teacher with help from Miss Simcock who is our super Teaching Assistant. 

 

 

Our topic this half-term is... 

The Circus is Coming to Town!

  

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.

 

We are going to be focusing on the circus and its history from how it all began to how it has changed over the years.

We will also be researching a historical figure – Philip Astley- who is considered the creator of the modern circus and look at the contributions he made. The children will discover all the different acts and performers within the circus and learn how to perform some of these skills. This term we are very lucky to be able to go and visit Giffords Circus at the beautiful Daylesford Organic Farm!

 

 

PE is currently on Monday and Wednesday afternoons however please ensure PE kits are in school at all times.This half-term we will be focusing on wall and net skills as well as striking and fielding skills. This will help to develop bilateral skills, hand-eye co-ordination, timing, sequencing and attention.

 

 

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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