Welcome to Ash Class
Ash Class is the youngest class in our school and contains Reception children. The Class Teacher is Mrs Fawkner and the Nursery Nurse is Mrs Morton.
Our topics for the second half of the Spring term are : Animals, Pancake day, Spring and Easter.
3/4/19 Today we had a Toy Day kindly paid for by the PSA to whom we would like to give our thanks. First we looked at lots and lots of old toys and we were allowed to play with them! After break we were archaeologists and used a paint brush to carefully uncover bits of long lost toys. After lunch we made our own toys. We had great fun and learnt a lot from all the hands on experience. Our thanks also go to the parent helpers who came in for the day.
We have been finding out about Vincent Van Gogh and enjoyed painting 'Starry Night' in his style. We thought carefully about the colours and shapes we could see and were all pleased with our final masterpieces!
What a mess...
We were all surprised and horrified to come back in after lunch and find a HUGE mess in the classroom!! What could have happened? Who could do such a thing? Who is going to clean it up? were all some of the questions that were asked by the children. We talked about how Christians believe that God created our wonderful world and everyone and everything in it and that is our job to care for it and keep it clean and tidy. We worked as a team and cleared up the mess on the carpet and then tidied our whole classroom. We have all made a promise that we will keep Ash class tidy from now on!
After reading 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson the children worked in groups to design their own farmyard. Once complete they directed 'Bee-Bot Baddies' around their farm to try to steal the prize cow! Each child attached a different coloured pen to their Bee-Bot so they could see how accurate their trail was. It was lots of fun!!
As part of our 'Plants' study in Science we have been undertaking some experiments to find out what actually happens to the water when we water the plants. We really enjoyed making predictions about how plants drink and what would happen if we put white carnations and celery in coloured water. We were surprised by the results!
A Royal Wedding!
Today we have had 'Royal Wedding Fever!' We have loved learning about the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. We spent the morning writing letters to the happy couple, making wedding cards, painting pictures as a wedding gift, designing wedding cakes and dresses fit for a princess, and building castles with 3D shapes for the royal couple to live in. Then we all made crowns to wear and flags to wave to our very own royal wedding event!
This afternoon we watched our very own prince marry his princess! What a glorious wedding it was-we even ate cucumber sandwiches!!! SUPER WORK EVERYONE!!
24/4/18 Construction club.
Following on from our story we continued to think about why the cross is an important symbol for Christians. We did this by re-telling the Easter story, making our own crosses and working in groups to design Easter gardens.
For our RE lesson today we had 2 special visitors, Christine and Anne, from The Discovery Centre in Bury Cathedral. Christine told us a very special Christian story called 'The Sad Day'. We listened really well and then answered three 'I wonder' questions.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK.
Today we celebrated World Book Day. Look at all our wonderful costumes.
We had real snow today!
First we used chalks to draw a snowy picture.
We went on another exciting trip to Piper's Vale today.
Some super repeating pattern work by the Reception children in Maths today.
Today in our History lesson we found out about all the different jobs people did in the Medieval castle and compared them to jobs people do today.
In Science we are learning to identify, name, draw and label basic parts of the human body. We had great fun labelling each other!
Today year 1 have been making two digit numbers with tens and units apparatus.
Look at the fantastic Medieval castles that Year 1 have painted and labelled.
This half term we are learning all about the history of castles. In Literacy we have been looking at traditional stories with castles in them. Today we read Jack and The Beanstalk and then thought about what we would like to find at the top of our own beanstalk. All of the children thought of some good ideas and the Reception children tried really hard when writing their sentence, using phonics to spell words, remembering finger spaces and even including adjectives.
Today in Literacy we read Rapunzel and learned how to write a character description using adjectives. Look at this super star writing.
Welcome back everyone, we hope you have had a super holiday and are ready for lots of hard work and fun this term.
The reception children have been working hard on their fine motor skills using threading beads and the sewing boards.
We look forward to seeing you at our Nativity Service at 2.15 pm on Tuesday 19th December in St Mary's Church. Here are a few photos from our rehearsal today.
It has been a ‘Snowman’ day in Ash class today. In Literacy the Year 1 children learned how to write an acrostic poem using the word SNOWMAN. They were brilliant at thinking of words beginning with the right sounds to start their sentences and all came up with some fantastic ideas. Great work Year 1!
Santa has arrived in the class grotto!
Although it was just a little sprinkle, the children in Ash class were SO excited to see the snow-some of them for the very first time! It was only fair, after a very busy day of writing, maths, reading and science, that the children got to have a little play in the snow. We had a challenge of who could catch the most snow-the children were very creative with how they chose to catch the snowflakes!
Topic: The Year 1 children have been busy learning all about the countries that make up the United Kingdom and their capital cities. Today we completed our UK fact files. Everyone has worked really hard and remembered lots of interesting information about the different countries. All of the children had to answer some questions to receive a treat of Scottish shortbread-we were impressed with your knowledge!
Well done to Planets group who took their work to Mrs Friar, Mrs Fawkner and Mr Palmer and received a golden sticker.
Today in Maths the Reception children have been exploring doubling by choosing a number card and printing the correct number of dots. They then folded the paper in half to make double the amount and then counted how many dots they had altogether. The children carefully wrote the correct numbers, some of them even used a + and = sign to make a number sentence. Great number work everyone!
Every Monday morning the children have the opportunity to write about all the exciting things they get up to at the weekend. This gives them the opportunity to practice writing in sentences, using capital letters, leaving finger spaces and remembering full stops.
Today in Literacy we listened to the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. The Year One children's challenge was to innovate the story ready to write a new version next week. Look at their fantastic ideas...
Maths: This week we are learning to recognise and know the value of different coins. Mums and Dads, please empty your pockets and encourage your children to talk about and sort the different coins. You could even have a go at playing the game we played at school today to help them. Thank you!
What a super Literacy session we have had today! The Reception children worked in their groups to re tell the story of The 3 Little Pigs.
We are hoping the snow is on its way! Look at our amazing number snowmen. The Reception children have been practising their careful counting and are learning how to order numbers.
We had a great time building a house for a little pig. We had to choose a material we thought would be strong enough not to be blown down by the Big Bad Wolf! We did lots of predicting and scientific reasoning. Look at our houses...
Year 1 are exploring fractions in maths this week. Today we learned how to find half and a quarter of a shape.
This week is anti-bullying and kindness week. In our PSHE lesson we watched a video called 'For the birds' which taught us that we must be kind to everyone-even if they look different to us or behave differently or like different things. We agreed that everyone is the same on the inside and deserves to be treated with love and respect.
In PSHE this week the children have been learning more about Armistace Day. We listened to the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ then the Reception children painted a poppy field using forks to
make the grass effect and then adding poppies by printing with an apple. The Year 1 children cut 2 circles out of red paper and added a green leaf to make poppies for a wreath. As we all worked we enjoyed talking to each other about the importance of remembering the brave soldiers.
In Maths this week we have been exploring symmetry. Look at some of the Reception children’s fantastic symmetrical penguins!
In Science we are looking at seasonal changes. To find out more about the season we have been on a walk to look for the signs of Autumn and have investigated Autumn objects such as pine cones and conkers. We have done some great leaf printing by mixing our own Autumn colours and have written amazing Autumn poems in Literacy.
Welcome to our new web page! We will use this page to keep you up to date with all of the exciting things we are learning about in Ash Class.
We have had a super first half term...here are some of our highlights.