Welcome to Aspen Class!

Parents As Partners

We believe that home-school communication is vital to ensuring a high quality learning experience for your child therefore; we have an open door policy and welcome your visit before and after school. In addition, we also have Celebration Afternoons, Termly Newsletters, Assemblies, Facebook and Twitter page which we update regularly. We hope that you will follow us on these pages and watch as our learning journey unfolds!

Termly Newsletters As well as school newsletters, you will also receive a bulletin all about Year 1. This will come to you via your child’s book bag.
A weekly Dear Parents letter This will give you reminders and information about the week ahead as well as ways to support your child at home. You will find this in our Activity Area windows as well as on our website.
Terrific Tree Toppers Each Wednesday you are welcome to come along to your child’s classroom to stay, play and learn. 9.00 am until 9.30am.
Our website pages Here you will find copies of our Newsletters, Dear Parents, Termly Updates as well as photo galleries.
Social Media Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Term Six

Tuesday, 9th May, 1:43 PM
PSHE

The children will focus on managing and understanding their emotions. The children will have lots of opportunity to share their feelings and learn strategies to manage their emotions effectively. The children will also be developing their social skills through participation in many socially interactive activities, where the emphasis will be to develop their social language, sharing and taking turns.

At the end of each week, the children will celebrate their strengths and identify the areas they need to develop. The children will be asked to think of the thing they are most proud of from the week and will be recorded into an Achievement Book, where the children will add events and work from the week that they are particularly proud of.

Cooking On Cooking, the children will be making a selection of starters, savoury and desserts. The focus will be for the children to develop their cooperation skills and try a range of different foods that they can enjoy sharing together.
Out Door Learning

As part of the Nurture Provision, we are fortunate to have a new outdoor area where the children will participate in a wide range of activities that will help to develop their social skills, eye contact and gross/fine motor skills. This will also help the children accept losing in a game and build on their self- esteem.

The children will also continue to develop a planting area where they can take part in gardening and explore different types of plants and the insects they may attract, as well as how to maintain and look after the garden.

Forest School
This term the children will participate in Forest School. Each week the children will visit the woods and take part in a range of activities from identifying the trees and animals in our woodland to using tools, making fires and building shelters.

Art Therapy This term the children will take part in Art therapy. This is an opportunity for children to explore feelings through creative action. Children will use a range of media and themes to delve into their emotional landscapes. Media includes clay, charcoal, paint, sewing, mosaic, collage and 3-d crafts. Each activity builds on the children’s self-esteem and encourages them to go through a process, building on their own individual ideas with the techniques they are gaining knowledge and awareness of. The work will offer a space to discuss and share their real and imagined stories and ideas. The children are encouraged to evaluate the work and to relate it to how they feel, with ideas in how to use creativity as a means of powerful expression to aid their learning and emotional wellbeing.
Art This term in Art we will be studying the artwork of Alfred Wallis. The children will explore how to improve mastery of art and design techniques to make artwork related to the sea and seaside.