Ashill VC Primary School


Our topic this term: Animals around us

We will be finding out about lots of different animals from our pets to jungle animals. We will learn about how to care for them and the different habitats they live in.

Later in the term we will learn about hibernating animals and why they need to sleep in the winter.  


Squirrel Class

Animals around us Topic Plan Our topic plan for the year

PE lessons are on Mondays, please make sure your child comes properly equipped. When the weather is good, PE will outside some of the time so please make sure children have suitable trainers and tracksuit bottoms.


Please send a water bottle into school for your child to use in class. We only allow the children water to drink in class but you can put a fruit drink in their pack lunch if you wish.


Please remember to name your child's PE kit and school uniform - it makes it so much easier to return if lost.


Now it is Autumn we will no doubt get some rainy days, please make sure your child has a coat for playtimes  as we still go out to play unless rain becomes really heavy!


Dates for your diary


Thursday 28th September - whole school drop in


Friday 6th October - class trip to Banham Zoo


Wednesday 11th October - visit from Fire Service for fire safety presentation


Wednesday 18th October - Pobble writing day





Reading at Home

As you know, reading is life skill all children need to master. In order for your child to continue to make good progress in this area please try to read with them as many times a week as you can. A huge thank you to those of you who already regularly hear your children read at home.


We are trying to encourage the children to read more with the use of our new reading reward scheme "Book Band-its". Each day your child reads at home they will move up 1 block on the Book Band-its graph. When they reach 50 reads they will get a red wrist band, 50 reads = blue wrist band, 90 reads = silver wrist band and 130 reads = gold wrist band and an invite to a tea party at the end of term.  We are really hoping this motivates the children to read more at home!

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely summer holiday. Squirrels have made the move across the classroom and now have a loveyl large classroom and outdoor area to enjoy. Please explore our class page and find out more about our topic for this term and the exciting topics we will be exploring next. We will be sharing news and photos throughout the year in the school newsletter.

Thank you

Mrs Boote (Teacher)

Mrs Hodkinson, Mrs Townsend, Mrs Rogers and Mrs Baker (Teaching Assistants)

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