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Welcome to Ash

Welcome to Ash!

Summer Term 2021

Welcome back to Ash class for the summer term. We are excited to get going with our new topics for the half term; we have a strong focus on science, learning about sound and light, and we are going to brush up on our geography skills in our 'Where in the World?' unit. 

Key information

You will find everything you need to know on our curriculum news document (this is also attached below). The key messages are:

PE

Please continue to send your child to school wearing their PE kit with their school jumper on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Reading

Your child has been assessed in their reading and have a book for home reading. This can be changed whenever necessary by your child, during class guided reading time. We ask for three reads each week, and encourage children in Ash to be more independent by sometimes writing their own reading comment. Please sign their reading record at least once each week. The picture below shows our new 'Reading Race track'. The children move their personalised car along the track to show their progress with the weekly reading target.

Spelling

The spelling list for the half term will come home with your child, and are also attached below. Spellings are learned in school on a daily basis and although there is no weekly spelling homework, children will benefit from your support to learn their words at home. Children can choose from the 'Hot' or the 'Spicy' list of words. Spellings are tested on a Friday and the results recorded in the back of Writing Homework books.

Times Tables

We continue to learn times tables as part of Maths lessons but you can encourage your child to make progress by working with them at home. Each child has their own Times Table Rockstars login (found at the front of their maths homework books). Times tables are tested weekly.

Catch-up learning after the Spring term

Children will have had very different experiences of home learning over the last few months. In Ash, we are taking our learning very steadily to make sure children can adjust to school life easily. A gentle start means that we can identify and support those children who need a bit of extra time on things. Please do feel free to approach us (from a distance!!) on the playground after school or drop us an email if you have any concerns or questions.

Outdoor shoes

On PE days, children can wear their trainers all day and don't need separate outdoor shoes. On Monday, Tuesday and Friday the children will be leaving their outdoor shoes on a carpet area on our verandah, to avoid the time spent inside changing shoes in small groups. 

Covid 19 symptoms

Look out for the letter from Mr Jordan outlining what to do if your child displays symptoms.

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Check out what Ash have been up to recently!

Ash children came back to school in March full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. Before the Easter break, Ash children were lucky enough to experience Ukulele lessons through the Berkshire Maestros In2Music scheme. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, and were complimented by the teacher as showing excellent listening skills and the ability to try new things with confidence. Well done Ash!

Ash enjoyed their mini-project all about the Ancient Maya. We designed head-dresses inspired by our research of ancient Maya gods and goddesses. The children also wrote fantastic creation myths based on the Maya story of how the world was made. 

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