Learning Journey Overview
Our Learning Journey topic for the Spring term is titled "Bright lights, big city". We will have a History focus during the first half of the term where we will focus on the event 'the Great Fire of London.' The second half of the term, we will be focusing on what London is like today and comparing this to where we live with a Geography focus.
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 knowledge of Measurement 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 humans including animals. We will be working scientifically to investigate and test the knowledge we are learning, including some fun senses experiments! We will also be looking for signs of Winter and when Winter changes to Spring.
In RE, we will be looking at the key question 'Who is a Jewish and how do they live?' We will be looking at how Jewish people celebrate special times and how some Jewish people might remember God in different ways.
In DT, we will be exploring houses from the past. We will focus on the features of 17th Century homes and create our own 17th Century homes.
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 (Yoga) and Wednesday (Net and ball games). 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.
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.
Try these fun phonics websites and apps!
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ or try the teach your monster to read app!