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Ashperton Primary Academy

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Purple Class

Purple Class

Welcome to Purple Class! We are a Year 1 class of very hardworking, keen-to-learn children. Miss Powell is the class teacher.


Our Topic is: Fire Fire!

Topic Overview: (English/ History and DT)

Our topic this half term is ‘Fire Fire!’. We will practice using exciting adjectives (words to describe) to write a fire acrostic poem and we will write simple sentences to describe a fire. After we have learnt lots of interesting facts, we will recount the key events that happened in The Great Fire of London on Sunday 2nd September 1666 by writing a newspaper report and a   diary. We will continue to develop our understanding of lots of different texts by reading, discussing, making simple inferences and beginning to ask questions. Our class texts are Vlad and the Great Fire of London by Kate and Sam Cunningham and The Great Fire of London: Anniversary Edition by Emma Adams. We will use our role play ‘Pudding Lane Bakery’ to help us to develop an understanding of life in 1666. We will look at a variety of historical sources to help us learn facts about the Great Fire of London and the significant people from this time period. We will also develop our comparison skills by learning about fire fighting methods now and fire fighting methods then (1666). In addition we will use our designing skills to follow and make a 17th century bread recipe and design and make a 17the century house.


At Home 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. Please ensure that children bring their reading books and reading diaries in to school everyday. 


*Tips for reading at home- talk about the story and ask your child lots of questions to check they have understood what they have read. Act out the story or make up different endings. Discuss the characters and their feelings at different times in the story. Talk about the story and relate it to your child’s experiences if possible. Check out the information below about reading and phonics at Ashperton below.



We have PE sessions on Monday (inside) and Friday (outside) but please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times.


Home Learning:

Every Friday your child will be set spellings on Seesaw. In addition to daily practicing spellings in school, (using 'rainbow writing', 'pyramid writing' and 'look cover write check') your child will be tested every Friday.


Your child also has weekly Phonics/ Maths  home learning that needs to be completed and handed in every Friday please. Your child has a  log in to Doodle Maths, where they can complete a 'daily five'. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me via Seesaw/ email if you need any further information. 

I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming weeks.


Many thanks, 


Miss Powell 



Try these fun phonics websites and apps! or try the teach your monster to read app!