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Red Class

Welcome to Red Class!

 
Welcome to Red Class, our Early Years class, here at Ashperton.   Mrs Marriage is the class teacher and Early Years Coordinator and Mrs Ellis is our fantastic full time teaching assistant.  

 

We are both looking forward to a fun filled year of learning and this term we are enjoying getting to know our new class.  It has been wonderful to meet the parents at our individual meetings and we are thrilled at how well the children have settled into their school life here.    During this half term our topic is 'Let's be friends', where the children are getting to know each other, building relationships and learning all about life at school.   They will be exploring the school, meeting staff and children and learning the new rules and routines of school.    We are spending time with the children, getting to know each individual, so that we can adapt the teaching and learning to suit each child.   Topics and planning are based on the children's interests and observations. 

 

We love books and reading and read lots of books at school.  This could be in the classroom, at forest school, outdoors or with our year 5 reading buddies.  Each child in Red Class, will bring home a reading book to share with an adult at home.  They are not expected to read this, but to enjoy the book, track the text from left to right, talk about the story and begin to develop a love of reading.  When ready, each child will bring home a graded reading book, which they will start to read at home.   These books come home after we have taught some phonemes and have begun reading at school.  It is amazing, how many words the children can read!  We also send home 'keyrings' which contain common 'tricky' words, which can be practised at home, alongside the teaching of these in school.

 

As soon as the children are ready, we begin our synthetic phonics scheme, to teach the children to read and write.  After we have taught a phoneme (sound), the children will bring home a phonics book, to practise reading and writing that phoneme at home.  We have a phonics and maths meeting at school to explain this further.

 

In Red Class our intent is to build a deep understanding, confidence and confidence in maths.  We do this through providing lots of engaging activities and many opportunities to develop and extend mathematical skills.  We enjoy activities involving the 'numberblocks' and the children are encouraged to give explainations and reasons for their mathematical answers, furthering their understanding and deepening their leaning.  We send home maths games for children to share with their families and use 'Doodlemaths' to support learning. 

 

Each week we go to Forest School, where we are very lucky to have access to a beautiful local woodland.  We hunt for creatures, climb, create dens, play with our friends, name animals and plants, listen to the birds and share hot chocolate around a fire.  We spend a great deal of time outdoors and love learning in our indoor and outdoor classrooms and on our decking area. 

In Red Class, we develop the strength in our arms and hands need to write and use equipment such as scissors through many activities, including 'Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle' and 'Dough Disco'.  When 'squiggling', we move our magic wands to music tracing handwriting patterns and shapes.  During 'Dough disco' we use a pot of clay to make shapes in a fun and active way. 

 

We are very lucky to have a set of balance bikes, which we regularly use outside to develop our balance, coordination and motor skills.  In addition, each week Mr Bee and Mrs Ellis help us to develop our co-ordination and P.E skills, with lots of fun games and activities.
 
We have our own online learning journey which children, staff and parents add photographs, work and comments to.  Each week a letter is sent out to parents, ensuring they are aware of the activities and learning taking place in Red Class, so that they are able to support their child.   The children love adding photographs and work to this online learning journey and sharing it with parents at home.  

Please click on the links below to learn more about what we do and how you can help your child's learning.

If you would like any other further information, please do not hesitate to email me. emarriage@ashperton.hereford.sch.uk
 

Maths Guide for Parents

Ashperton Phonics Statement

Ashperton Phonics Guide

Read Write Inc Handwriting Phrases

Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide DVD

Ruth Miskin shows you why pronouncing sounds in a 'pure' way is the most effective for teaching children how to read. You can find out more about Ruth's approach at https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/?region=uk and http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ Find Read Write Inc.

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