The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Aspen Class (years 3 and 4)

A message from the class teacher, Mr Whitnell.


Christmas has come and gone, and 2018 is in the past! So here we are, ready to make 2019 a year to remember. Mr Whitnell and Mrs Friday welcome back Aspen class for what promises to be an exciting term.

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

Our topic this term will be Time Travel, where we will continue this year’s adventure through History, exploring the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons, with lots of exciting projects! Our topic will lead us to researching settlements, how towns and villages developed in these societies.

This term we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division, and Fractions 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 and there will be plenty of opportunities for the children to develop their writing further, as we dive into a new class book linked to the mythology of our topic. The richness of the text should immerse the children in a world of ancient storytelling encouraging and empowering them to tell their own mythic tales. Types of writing the children will have a chance to try will be Kennings poetry, free verse poetry, comic-strips, letters, adverts, story-telling and much more!

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

  • PE kits are needed for PE on Thursday afternoons but should be in school every day in case of any changes to our timetable.

The Aspen Team consists of:

Mr Whitnell - class teacher

Mrs Friday- teaching assistant



What will we be learning this year?   ASPEN CLASS LEARNING TOPIC