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Ashperton Primary Academy

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Purple Class

Purple Class

Welcome to Purple Class! We are a Year 1 class of 27 very hardworking, friendly, keen-to-learn children. They are taught by Miss May (Monday- Friday) and Mrs. Bullock on a Friday morning. We are supported by Mrs Baird and Mrs Gardener. 

Summer 2023

Once Upon a Time...


Learning Journey Overview

Our Learning Journey topic for the Summer term is titled "Once upon a time..."Together we will become readers and writers  exploring a wide range of traditional tales each week. As well as these magical fairy-tale stories, we will be linking it to a real life becoming king! As for our History focus as historians we will be deep diving into our significant person of King Charles III ahead of his historical Royal Coronation this May.




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 Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Place Value to 100 in Summer Term 1. We will also be developing our knowledge of Position and Direction 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.



As scientists, this term we will be working scientifically on the topic plants. During the first week of our summer term, the children will be planting their own beans and observing how it grows over time. Alongside this, we will be conducting other scientific experiments to gain a greater understanding of this topic.  We will also be looking for signs of Summer when signs of Spring start to fade!

We will be going on a trip to Madley Environmental and Wildlife centre to put our knowledge into practice.




In RE this term we will be exploring 'Creation' and who Christians believe made our world. 



In Design and Technology, the children will be becoming bakers and we will be learning all about cooking/baking. Our final product will be a traditional Victoria Sponge! A classical British cake. The children will be utilizing skills such as, measuring, instruction following, accuracy, proportion and many more.


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 Digital Writing and learning how to use a computer, logging on and off, using a mouse and a keyboard.


We have PE sessions on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure full PE kit is in school and is fully labelled (including trainers). This term we will be focussing on dance! 


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, 


Miss May laugh



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