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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 30 hardworking, friendly, keen-to-learn children. We are taught by Miss May, on a Monday and then Mrs Sallis Tuesday to Friday. We are supported by Mrs Baird and Miss Powell. 

Spring 2024

Wonderful weather


Learning Journey Overview

Our Learning Journey topic for the Spring term is titled "Wonderful weather" The first half of the Spring term, we will be historians investigating the Great Fire of London. We will be looking at the causes, the weather being one of the main causes and the impact the fire had on London today. The second half of the Spring term, we will be learning about the Weather in the UK. We will be observing weather and learning how to prepare for the different seasonal weather.



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 to 20 and addition and subtraction to 20. We will also be developing our knowledge of mass and volume with Miss. May. 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 animals including humans. We will be developing our working scientifically skills by classifying and grouping. At the end of this term we will be looking out for the signs of Spring when the warmer weather arrives.



In RE this term we will be exploring who is a Jewish and what do they believe?



In Design and Technology, the children will be becoming architects and creating their very own Tudor houses which will include a moving part. 



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). 


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 Monday your child will be set spellings on Seesaw based on the Key Stage 1 common exception words and will be tested the following Monday.

Your child will also have a weekly Phonics/ Handwriting/ Maths home learning activity that will be set on Seesaw that needs to be completed and handed in for the following Friday

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. 


Many thanks, 


Mrs Sallis and Miss May



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