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Welcome to Ash Class 2021


  We are looking forward to a fun filled exciting year ahead.

On Friday Mrs Bates kindly re-opened the school library and Ash class had the opportunity to borrow their first Library book. Please enjoy reading these books together at home and the Library will be open for returns next Friday, so please make a note to return books then. Mrs Bates has kindly volunteered her time and hopes to be able to do this on a mostly regular basis for which we are very grateful.


Please can you check that all items of school uniform are labelled. Each week we are gaining a number of unnamed and unclaimed cardigans, jumpers and t'shirts. If you are missing an item please let us know.


If you have any questions or anything we can offer support with while the children are working from home then please do no hesitate to send me an email at

Stay safe,

Mrs Rhead and Mrs Schroeter

'Get out of my Woods'

Fairy tale theme for Autumn Term

Week 5

Topic: This week continuing on with our exploration of maps, we will be looking at a map of the local area and identifying symbols and locations on the map. We will be adding our own symbols and creating map keys.

English: We will complete our writing describing Little Red's walk through the wood and will practice rereading our work to check for mistakes. This week we will also be learning about proper nouns and why they need capital letters.

Maths: This week we will be moving on to addition and subtraction. Our focus will be on the symbols and what they mean. At home please use the terms 'is equal to' and 'is the same as' when referring to the = sign. Please note that = does not mean 'makes'. We will be developing our knowledge of all bonds to 20.

Science: We will continue to recognise and name a range of everyday materials. We will be identifying the properties of different materials and discussing why these properties make them suitable for creating different objects.

RE: As part if our topic 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe?'  we will be exploring the question 'Why is Jesus important to Christians?'

PE: In our PE lessons this half term our focus will be coordination, with an emphasis on improving our footwork and balancing on one leg. 

We will continue to spend lots of time on our phonics and reading as well as handwriting.


Things to remember weekly.

  • Please bring a water bottle to school every Monday which will be returned on Friday afternoons. The children will be able to fill it with fresh water daily.
  • Home reading books: We ask that children must read each book twice to an adult or much older sibling and that this is logged in the diary. Diaries and books should be brought into school daily and new books will be sent home on Tuesdays and Fridays once their book has been read through twice. If books are in school everyday we are able to quickly read with children when time allows.
  • PE will be on Monday afternoons. Children must please wear PE kits to school.
  • Forest School will be on Thursday afternoons. Children must please come to school in PE kits and weather appropriate clothing. Wellies will be kept in school.

Children's Mental Health Week

Supporting with maths at home.


There are endless household items that can be used to support counting and place value; addition and subtraction; as well as multiplication and division. The stars below contain ideas and games to help develop different maths concepts.

Lapworth school has subscribed to a maths app called NumBots which is part of 'TTrockstars' which older siblings may be familiar with. NumBots is aimed at younger children and develops knowledge of number and addition and subtraction facts. These are important skills for children to develop and consolidate before year 2 where they start to develop their multiplication knowledge. Please read more about Numbots in the pdf letter above. If you have not received your login details please email us at school.


Please have fun playing with Numbots, it tends to be quite popular and is a great way to develop skills if played in short regular sessions. Can we ask you to always log off at the end of each session, otherwise if the children have an opportunity to play at school they will not be able to access their games.

Phonics and Reading.


Please help your child to:


  • develop their knowledge of the phase 3 and phase 5 phonics sounds
  • practice reading and writing words and sentences containing the phase 4 blends.
  • be able to read the year 1 words by sight (please see word list below).


Below you will find a number of resources to support phonics knowledge and reading.


Phonic sounds

Please watch the clip in the web link below which will help your child to correctly pronounce each phonic sound. Not only will this prepare them for their phonics screening test later this year but will also help develop reading skills.


Letters and sounds You Tube lessons

Please go to this YouTube site to find a series of phonic lessons which link to the national curriculum. Head to Year 1 Autumn lessons.


Interactive games:





Cursive or joined handwriting is part of the National Curriculum. At Lapworth we use the Letterjoin font. You can access the Letterjoin app at home to practice letterformation. There is also a tablet mode where you can trace letters and words on the screen. Please look at the document below that explains how to access Letterjoin. There are also 2 home learning packs that details the handwriting curriculum for year 1 and how you can support your child at home.

Additional online reading and English resources:





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