We are all very excited for the new year and term. We are beginning our topic learning all about the United Kingdom. We will be travelling around the UK learning about the different four countries and their capitals with the help of Paddington Bear and his friends. We are going to try and persuade Paddington Bear to go on a staycation and visit the rest of the UK. In the second half of the term, we will be learning about individual Great Explorers and their achievements and successes. In Science we are learning about different materials and their uses.
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. Reading books will be given out a Monday for the whole week and then changed the following week. Please do bring the books back late.
Some tips for reading at home:
Discuss 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.
This term we have PE sessions on Monday and Thursday but please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times. We will be following the Real PE scheme.
Every Friday your child will be given spellings on Seesaw to learn and practice to then be tested on for the following Friday. Please check out the homework page in addition to Seesaw for the weekly spellings list. Your child also has a 'Phonics workout' book where are they are to complete the weekly set pages which is set on Seesaw, then take a photo of completed work. These pages are set on a Friday and aim to be completed the following Friday.
Your child will also have a log in to Doodle Maths, where they can complete a 'daily five.' Work will be set on Doodle maths to help support current learning in the classroom.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.
Email is often the most efficient method:
We look forward to a great Autumn term!
Try these fun phonics websites and apps!
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ or try the teach your monster to read app!