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Ashperton Primary Academy

Welcome toAshperton Primary Academy

Purple Class

Purple Class

Welcome to Purple Class! We are a Year 1 class of very hardworking, friendly, keen-to-learn children. Mrs. Sallis (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs. Bullock (Friday) are our class teachers with support from Miss. Powell.

Autumn 2022


Learning Journey Overview

Our Learning Journey topic for the Autumn term is titled "Toy Story". We will have a History focus during the first half of the term. We will be looking at toys that we enjoy playing with today and comparing this with the toys from the past. This will include an exciting visit from the Toy Museum, where we will have the opportunity to explore old toys.



Our English curriculum is linked with our Learning Journey. We will be developing our writing skills, working on forming sentences, sequencing sentences to form short narratives, spelling, handwriting and extending our vocabulary. As well as reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to support our reading and writing skills. In addition, Phonics will be taught daily. 



We will be building on our number knowledge that we developed in EYFS, by further exploring Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. We will also be developing our Shape knowledge with Mrs. Bullock. To help support Maths learning at home, children will have their own log in to Doodlemaths, this is a great app to practice Maths skills.



This term in Science we will be learning all about everyday materials and their properties. We will be working scientifically to investigate and test these properties. We will also be looking for signs of Autumn and when Autumn changes to Winter.



In RE, we will be looking at the key questions 'what does it mean to belong to a faith community?' Giving examples of ways in which people express their identity and belonging within faith communities and other communities, responding sensitively to differences. Also looking at 'what do Christians believe God is like?' Giving examples of how Christians put their beliefs into practice. 



In Art, we will be exploring all things colour and will be experimenting mixing colours together. 



We will continue to focus on a Value each month and will also address British Values within our learning.   

Our 'Jigsaw' sessions will support our learning, as well as circle times with the children when necessary. 



We will be listening to and appraising music. We will be learning that music has a steady pulse, like a heartbeat. Also we will be learning that we can create rhythms from words, our names, favourite food, colours and animals.



We will be looking at Technology all around us and learning how to use a computer, logging on and off, using a mouse and a keyboard.



We have PE sessions on Monday (Gymnastics) and Wednesday (Fundamentals). Please ensure full PE kit is in school and is fully labelled (including trainers).


At Home Reading

Reading books will be changed on Monday. Children will also have the opportunity to change there books throughout the week, if they wish.


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 every day. 


*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. Please look at the information below about reading and phonics at Ashperton.


Home Learning

Every Friday your child will be set spellings on Seesaw based on the Key Stage 1 common exception words and will be tested the following Friday.

Your child will also have a weekly Phonics/ Maths home learning activity that will be set on Seesaw that needs to be completed and handed in for the following Thursday

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any further information. 


Many thanks, 


Mrs. Sallis



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