Welcome to Ash Class
Ash Class is the youngest class in our school and contains Reception and Year 1 children. The class teachers are Mrs Fawkner & Mrs Deeth.
The classroom has a role play area, writing area, making area and a reading corner. There is an interactive board that the children and teachers use. The outside area is used to enhance the curriculum. The children are able to choose some of their learning.
The children enjoy getting house points and certificates for their achievements. These are celebrated in our Friday assembly. There is a ‘WOW’ board where achievements from home are shared.
Our topic for the second half of the Autumn term is: Travelling around the country to explore the countries and capitals of the UK. Our famous person study this term is Helen Keller.
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!
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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.