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Village Acedemy

Aspen Class

A message from the class teacher, Mr Whitnell.


Dear Parents and Carers,

Only a few weeks have passed, and yet 2017 seems such a distant memory! Mr Whitnell, Ms Coomber and Mrs Archer have welcomed back Aspen class for what promises to be an exciting term.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break, and welcomed the New Year in style. We have enjoyed hearing from the children about all the exciting things they have got up to and new things they have learnt about the world.

Our topic this term will be Water, and through this we will be exploring the River Nile and Ancient Egypt, with lots of exciting projects linked to this! Our topic might well lead us to learning about pyramids, mummies and hieroglyphics as well as the geography of Egypt’s great river.

This term we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division, and Fractions and Decimals in Maths. We will continue to develop our knowledge of using written methods for calculation, as well as problem solving and reasoning type questions. Please continue to help your children to practise times table facts and KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts), these are very important and are a great boost to the work we do in school.

Last term, the children produced some fantastic writing including persuasive letters, instructions, and metaphorical poems. We will be continuing to look at a range of writing styles. Our class book this term is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, through which there will be opportunities for the children to write diary entries, poetry and autobiographies.

As always, if you would like to speak with a member of the Aspen team, please do not hesitate to book an appointment via the office, catch us at the end of the day or pop a note in your child’s reading record.

The Aspen Team J

Things to remember:

  • PE kits are needed for PE on Tuesday and Thusday afternoons but should be in school every day in case of any changes to our timetable.
  • Reading records and reading books will come home with the children at the end of each day, so that children can read these at home. They then need to be brought back in to school at the start of each new day.
  • Spelling lists will be sent home weekly for children to learn for a test the following week.


The Aspen Team consists of:

Mr Whitnell - class teacher

Mrs Coomber- teaching assistant

Mrs Archer - teaching assistant 


  What will we be learning this year?   ASPEN CLASS CURRICULUM MAP

Creative home learning    Home learning term 1


Investigating Electricity! (10 images)

Aspen class had a brilliant time investigating insulators and conductors in our science lesson today.

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