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Ash Class 2020-21


Welcome back to summer term!!

Week beginning  - Monday 19th April


Welcome back to a new term. We are very excited to be starting our new topic about the Victorian era. Before half term we will be exploring the history of schools and comparing Victorian schools to schools today. It would be lovely if you could send in or email pictures of parents or grandparents in school or school uniform with which we can make a mini display in the classroom.

In English lessons we will be learning about non-fiction text and information books. We will work towards making our own non-fiction booklets about Victorian Schools.

In Maths we will be continuing our work with fractions and learn that a quarter makes one of four equal parts that make up a whole.


Some things to remember for this week:

  • Please bring in reading books by Tuesday so that they can be changed and new books sent home on Thursday. Thank you.
  • Please remember to bring in a water bottle every Monday they will be brought home on Fridays.
  • Forest School - will be next term Tuesday 20th April. Please remember warm coats, hats and gloves.
  • Outdoor PE - will be every Monday and every alternate Friday starting Friday 23rd April. On Fridays we may use the school hall for PE so please remember black pumps or leave them at school. Please make sure that pumps are named.

Letter emailed home on 5th March

Ash Class 2021 - Expressing our individuality.

Make a splash in life and don't be afraid to get wet.

Children's Mental Health Week

 Lockdown challenge


•Learn to tie your shoe laces.

Ask mummy or daddy to show you, slowly, how to tie shoe laces. This is a really tricky skill to learn and it will take lots of practice so don’t give up. (Remember our moto Never Never Never Give Up).


•Practice using a ruler to underline headings.

Line the ruler so that it is level and a tiny bit under the writing.

Hold the ruler steady with one hand by pressing down really hard.

Draw a line by pressing and running your pencil along the side of your ruler. 

Supporting with maths at home.


We would like to encourage using this time at home during lockdown to help develop maths concepts through play. 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:





Support for children's mental health.


Your questions and concerns about coronavirus answered

White Rose Maths - Home learning Spring and Summer 2020

Learning without limits nurtured by Christian Values