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Summer Term

Welcome back to the Summer term in Ash class. This term our topic is Water, more details about the topic can be found on the curriculum map. We also have a trip to Wicken Fen planned for later in the term. Our PE days will continue to be Tuesday and Thursday. We also look forward to our swimming sessions which will begin shortly.

Welcome to Ash class!

We have 27 pupils, 12 boys and 15 girls. Our teachers are Mrs. Peachey and Mrs. Farrell and our teaching assistant is Mrs Squires. Mrs. Peachey teaches us on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Farrell teaches us on a Thursday and Friday.

This term our topic is 'Sunbeams and Rainbows'. Please read the curriculum newsletter to find out more about the things we will be learning.

What do you need for school?

- Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This is kept in school for the half term.
- Your book bag, with reading book, Learning Link and completed homework.
- Bottle of fresh WATER everyday.
- Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter which can be put on over your school clothes and a coat.
- Warm hat and gloves during the winter.
- To know if you are a school dinner or a packed lunch.
- Sun hat and sun cream during the summer.
- Swimming kit (one piece swim suit for girls; trunks and NOT baggy shorts for boys; towel and swimming hat for ALL). We will let you know when this is needed.

All stationery will be provided.

Marking and Feedback

We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all pupils. Effective marking of written work involves a dialogue between pupil and teacher to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. We are using pink highlighting to identify where we are 'Tickled Pink' that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Pupils may be given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. They may also be asked to correct or improve one thing. This is most likely to be related to letter/number formation or adding in capital letters or full stops.

Non Negotiables

We have discussed, agreed and modelled the 'Non Negotiables' we have adopted as a school for written work. Yellow highlighting will identify for pupils where they need to correct. These Non Negotiables are age dependent, but once an aspect of presentation has been mastered, we expect pupils to apply this in all contexts and yellow highlighting reminds them if this is not the case.
Non Negotiables are year group dependent but include:
ALL marking responded to
No rubbing out
Correct letter formation
Start writing at the margin
Writing on line
No doodling or scribbling
Capital letters
Full stops

As a class we are particularly focusing on correct letter formation, capital letters and full stops.

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We are a Reception and Year 1 class.

Staff in Ash

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Mrs R Peachey
Teacher - Mrs R Peachey
Mrs D Farrell
Teacher - Mrs D Farrell
Mrs A Squires
Lead Teaching Assistant - Mrs A Squires
Mrs C Want
Teaching Assistant - Mrs C Want

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