ASD Base – AS1 Class

Beech Grove Primary School
ASD Base – AS1 Class
Autumn Term 2019


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

We will continue to work in our Read, Write Inc groups each morning. During the first half of the term our topic reading and writing will be based upon ‘The Greedy Bee.  During the second half of the term we will be learning all about Non – Fiction texts. We will be using contents and index pages to help us research lots of facts for our Beach Combers topic. Then we shall use all this great research to help us write reports. Our spellings this term will be taken from the year 2 National curriculum common exception and rules list (Please see your child’s class teacher if you would like a copy of this.)

During the first half term we will consolidate our addition and subtraction of two 2-digit numbers using written methods. This will be followed by work on recalling and using multiplication and division facts, including work on fractions. Please keep practising the X2, X5 and X10 tables at home as this will really help your child J The second half term will see us revisiting time and 2D/3D shape. This will be followed with more work on measures and finally problem solving involving number sequences.

Our topic for the first half term is called The Scented Garden. During this topic we will become plant experts. We will be growing a variety of plants from seeds and bulbs. We will spend lots of time in our school grounds learning about plants in their habitats. We also plan to visit Albert Park to help us with our topic.
We are hoping to have our annual visit to Daisy Chain.
Our topic for the second half term will be Beachcombers, which will involve us spending time researching and learning all about the creatures that you can find at the seaside. We will be using secondary sources such as books and the internet to help us learn lots of interesting facts and we will even create and make our own imaginary seaside creatures.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will teach children about the importance of staying safe in the sun. We will also be discussing how to keep safe at the seaside and what to do in an emergency.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:  Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Friday 20th December 2019
Half Term: 
Monday 28th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019