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Welcome back to school and Aspen Class.


We are so happy to see you all after a long break. Although things look a little bit different to last year, we will soon adapt to the changes and get back into routine ready for an exciting year ahead!


This year Aspen's teachers are Mr Phipps and Ms Greenwell and Mrs Waddell is our teaching assistant. 


So what's in store?


In English, our whole school will explore the wonderful book "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers. It was inspired by Oliver's desire to make sense of the world for his infant son but it is also a gift for all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and the role they play in it. 


Our second English unit will be on the text "The Butterfly Lion" by Michael Morpurgo. We will be focussing on writing diary entries, letters, descriptions and writing a non-fiction report.


A group of fearsome warriors called the Anglo-Saxons will feature in our Area of Study this Autumn. We explore who they were and where they came from, as well as the reasons they chose to arrive on our shores. 


In Science, we are learning about materials and their properties and further developing our skills of investigation. 


Reading remains a huge focus here at Buckingham and it is important that pupils are encouraged to read on a daily basis. 


Oh and something to look forward to in the second half of this Autumn term - we will be meeting the legendary hero "Beowulf". The story of his battle against a fearsome monster called Grendel is an epic poem considered to be one of the most important works of old English Literature.   The story of this valiant warrior and his adventures is guaranteed to make your spine tingle!