Welcome to Ash Class

Welcome to Ash Class
Where Year 1 and Year 2 work and learn together! Rachel Chilcott, Tracey Pitman and Laura Bennett are pleased to welcome you to Ash Class. Teaching and learning is supported by Mrs Mel Herron. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 class with a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment enabling children to continue their learning journey through the Foundation Stage and into Key Stage 1. Our learning takes place through practical, fun activities and experiences. Ask us about our weekly challenges and choices.

   

Learning in Ash Class

Beech, Ash and Hazel Classes take our children through Key Stage 1. Our Year 1 children begin a new journey through school, and our Year 2 children continue to build upon their growing skill set. 

Our aim is for the children to become ‘Ready, Willing and Able' in 'themselves, in their school and in their world', by fostering each child's resilience, curiosity and independent learning. We have a passionate team of staff ready to help each child achieve these goals, all of whom share the belief that our young learners need to access their education in an age appropriate way.

The three classes share the same friendly and accessible characters to help children talk about their learning. They are: Paddington 'the Explorer',  'Keep Trying' Kipper, and Percy ‘the Problem Solver’. See if you can catch your children learning like Paddington, Kipper or Percy at home! If you would like to find out more, please come and look at our working walls or at your child's digital journal. 

Spring: Inventors and Innovators

Term Focus: Goals and Dreams/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

In Ash, Hazel and Beech we will be helping Foxy the Detective to solve her next  mystery…!

We now know what happened to Samuel Chrisdan in the Wild West but how did he get back to England?

We will be investigating transport in the past and comparing it to the transport that we use today. We will also be coming up with ideas about what the transport of the future might look like!

Later in the term we will be holding a parent’s information session about  phonics and the end of Year 1 Phonics test.

More details will follow in due course.

 

Reading at Home

Reading at home is known to have a positive effect on children’s reading progress. To support your child we kindly ask that you read a minimum of three times a week at home. This doesn’t need to be a long session, little and often is best. Each week your child’s reading record will be collected in and they can collect awards for reading regularly, the first is given after four weeks of ‘three reads’. These awards are supported by our ‘Captain Bookworm’ character. Ask your child or class teacher for more information.


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