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Summer Term

Welcome back to the Summer term in Ash Class. We hope you all had a happy Easter and enjoyed some time together. This term our topic is Wild side. We will learn about a range of animals that live around the world, looking at their habitats and how they survive. We will study Kenya in detail and make comparisons to where we live. More details about the topic can be found on the curriculum map.

Spring Term

Welcome back to the Spring term in Ash Class. We would like to wish you a Happy New Year as we look forward to a new term at school. This term our topic is Britannia. This term we will focus on the local area and how it has changed. We will compare Orwell to a city location and focus on the lives of some famous British people from the past. More details about the topic can be found on the curriculum map.

Welcome to Ash class!

We have 26 pupils, 13 boys and 13 girls. Our teachers are Mrs. Peachey and Mrs. Sandfield and our teaching assistant is Mrs Squires. Mrs. Peachey teaches us Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Sandfield teaches us on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mr. Herd and Mr. Segrave teach us PE.

Autumn Term

Welcome to the Autumn term in Ash Class. This term our topic is Turrets and Tiaras. More details about the topic can be found on the curriculum map. This term we will focus on ourselves, castles, fairy tales and we look forward to making use of the outdoor environment.

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 term children will wear their PE kits to school on PE days. We will update you when this needs to start.
- Your book bag, with reading book and any 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.

Feedback to improve our learning

We all have been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use 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). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child, read our policy which can be found at or speak to us.

This is most likely to be related to letter and 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.

Home Learning

We have uploaded links to a number of websites providing home learning opportunities, also some PDFs that you can download and use at home. We will continue to add things to our class page as they are made.

Also available is a suggested timetable and 'daily task' sheet, obviously how much you can follow this will depend on how many children you have at home and how much work you are doing yourself. Please take from it what is helpful.

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