ASD Base – AS1 Class

Beech Grove Primary School
ASD Base – AS1 Class
Spring Term 2020


Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2019/20 is a good one for our whole school community.
I hope that you have all had the chance to read our really positive Ofsted report from June of last summer. One thing that stood out is how well our children achieve, conduct themselves and really try their very best in all lessons. Something which I’m sure you are just as proud of them as I was and indeed am!!!
Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

John Dixon

Our work for this term


This term we will be concentrating on developing and improving basic sentence writing skills.
We will be writing character descriptions and descriptions of settings. KS2 pupils will be learning about diary features and how to write a diary extract. We will be developing and extending vocabulary.
Reading books will be sent home. Please support your child by sharing the book with them at home and writing a short comment in the Home Reading diary.
Handwriting with correct letter formation will be a focus.

This term in Maths, we will be learning about Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, 2 and 3D shapes, and telling the time.
We will be supporting and encouraging children to justify their answers and explore different ways of working out answers.

EYFS- our topic will be Will you be my friend? We will be supporting children in building positive relationships and finding out about people who help us.
KS1 – Topics this term will be, Moo Zoom, finding out about the history of Space Travel and significant individuals, The Planets and about Materials and their uses. Then, Paws, claws and Whiskers- learning about taking care of pets. This will include a visit to school of some furry and scaly friends.
KS2- The topic Tremors, will be Geography and Science based, finding out about different types of rocks and soils and how different phenomena such as earthquakes and erosion affect our world.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
The children will be learning about rules and routines in the classroom and the playground. We will focus on our FIVE GOLDEN RULES and ensure children understand what each rule means. We will talk about why we have rules to keep everybody safe and happy. We will also show children the correct way to use our climbing equipment in the outdoor area.

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:  Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020
Half Term:      Monday 17th February 2020 – Friday 21st February 2020