This term our focus is To the rescue, within this topic we will be exploring the Great Fire of London and our local community. We begin this term finding out how the Great Fire of London began and the events that followed. We will be examining Samuel Pepys diary to find out what happened and creating our own diaries based on the events of the Great Fire of London. We will looking at 17th Century houses, making our very own and exploring why were the way houses built a cause of the fire. The second part of our topic, we will be exploring our local area following and creating our own maps. We will also be looking at people who help us in the local community.
In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will find out and explore our senses through various Science investigations. Then we will be learning about classifying animals and finding out how to look after animals and their needs.
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 and Thursday, please bring in books to be changed on these days.
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 Spring term!
Try these fun phonics websites and apps!
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ or try the teach your monster to read app!