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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, keen-to-learn children. Miss Powell is the class teacher with help from our super teaching assistants Mrs. Goodchap ( Monday- Thursday) and Mr Rowley (on Fridays). 

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Learning Journey:

Our topic this half term is ‘Plants’. Through out our Science we will learn to identify and name a variety of common garden and wild plants (including trees); identify the basic structure of plants and explain what plants needs to grow by planting our own bean plants and setting up investigations to closely observe different plants. We will be writing a weekly diary to explain how our bean’s have grown and we will measure how tall they are. We will also create a ‘How to guide’ to explain how to grow and care for plants. Our two class texts this half term are The  Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Jack and the Beanstalk by Debbie Pullinger. We will develop our understanding of these texts by reading, making simple predictions, asking questions and answering comprehension questions. We will use our role play Garden Centre shop to help us recognise and use coins.



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 and Friday but please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times. We will be following the Real PE scheme.


Forest School: 

We have our Forest school sessions every Tuesday afternoon- please ensure that your children have appropriate outdoor clothes for Forest School. 



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

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. 
Email/ via Seesaw is often the most efficient method at the moment:


We look forward to a fantastic Summer Term!


Miss Powell 



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