Welcome to Ash Class
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 Term: Investigators
Term Focus: Dreams and Goals
School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude
Rodrigo, our travelling mouse, set us the challenge to find out all about the scientist Charles Darwin and the journey he made to the Galapagos islands aboard a ship called ‘The Beagle’.
We have been understanding how to be scientists, just like Charles Darwin. We have carried out our own experiments growing broad beans, investigating what they need to grow successfully, how to make it a fair test and recording our findings in a weekly diary. We have taken our beans home now and are excited to see how big our beanstalks grow.
In literacy we have been exploring fact sheets and non-fiction writing. We have made tree fact sheets, labelled plant diagrams and written information about topics that interest us to share with our friends. Ask us to share what we know with you!
Just like Percy we have been busy problem solving in maths, using everything we know about our timetables. We have also been practising sharing, we know it’s important to make sure everyone gets an equal amount!
During our ‘Ready, Willing and Able’ sessions we have used our courage to hold giant snails, our self-discipline not to eat a sweetie on our tongue and our sense of justice to make sure everyone gets a fair share.
The children in Years 1 and 2 are all excited to find out what adventures Rodrigo will be taking us on next half term!