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Welcome to Ash Class


Ash Class is a mixed class of reception and year 1 children. Our teacher is Miss Bleakley, and Mrs Hartness is our HLTA. 

We are lucky to have our own outdoor learning area and enjoy playing outside come rain or shine! The ethos of our class is to develop happy, confident and independent learners who are willing to try their best and find success in their everyday learning. Every child is unique and we aim to tailor lessons to the individual needs of the children.


On this page you can find weekly updates about our learning and any special adventures we have been on. We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey!



Ash Class Weekly update: wc 28th September 2020

It's been a busy week as usual in Ash Class! It is wonderful having our reception children in school full time now and I am so proud of how well they have transitioned into school and the wonderful team reception and year 1 have become. This week in English we have started exploring a book called Naughty Bus. The children are loving role playing and exploring the story together. They recreated images from the text this week and thoroughly enjoyed making Naughty Bus drive through a plate of baked beans!! Naughty bus has been up to no good in Ash Class this week so we are keeping an eye out for any more of his antics! Reception have been working hard to write their name carefully and to hold their pencil correctly. 

In Maths we have been exploring numbers to ten in more detail and have been finding one more and one less than a given number. We are working hard on our number formation and understanding of place value to ten. Reception have been focusing on recognising numbers to ten and touch counting accurately. In Science we are learning about different materials and have been exploring their different properties this week. We have been practising using scientific words to describe their properties. 

Year 1 enjoyed another Balanceability session on Wednesday with Mrs Marriott and the whole class have been having fun in PE as we develop our coordination and agility skills. Along with Puddleducks, we enjoyed our Friday afternoon forest school session in which the children were creating art work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. They collected natural objects and materials and created some great art work! 


We are looking forward to another busy week next week!


Miss B 

Week Commencing 7th September 2020


What a fantastic start to the new school year! We have been so excited to welcome everyone back to school and it has been great to see the children so keen too! It's been a busy week in Ash class: We have been using a book called Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers to explore our feelings and thoughts about the world. Year 1 made an advert for planet Earth which you can see here:  and we have also been using Google Earth to find our school. The children have been discussing things that they enjoy doing in school and have recorded their ideas. 

Year 1 had a fab first outdoor PE lesson on Friday morning in which they worked in teams to problem solve and had to work together to gather code words. A good challenge for our year 1 children! We have also visited the school library this week and year 1 have chosen a library book to take home. Please ensure these are returned on a Friday ready to be changed. These books are for you to share together at home and promote lots of lovely discussion. Your child will not necessarily be able to read it independently. 


On Friday afternoon, we had our first forest school session. We have been thinking about what makes our world wonderful and the children have been collecting 'wonderful' small natural things from the school grounds. This promoted lots of discussion and we enjoyed exploring the schools grounds, including our wild garden along with Puddleducks.

Year 1 have also been fantastic role models for our new reception children who have been in for a taster session this week. I was so impressed at how confidently reception all came in and how well they settled and explored our classroom and outdoor space. We are looking forward to welcoming them all in next week 8.50am-1pm. 

Enjoy a restful weekend!