Ash (Reception & Y1)

Welcome to Ash Class

Teacher: Mrs Wilson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wheeler 

Ash Class is a mixed age class with Reception and Year 1 children. 

Don't forget to send us photos and a short email about your home learning every Friday to put on our class page. Email them to:
 
ash@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk 

Greetings Ash Class.

I hope you are all keeping well and remembering to smile every day!

I am missing you so very much, but it won’t be much longer hopefully.

Below is the new weekly timetable, with any attached documents that you may need. Any links for websites can be found on the weekly plan. I will look forward to receiving more photos of your home learning on Friday.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their work. It has been delightful seeing all the hard work you are putting into your home learning but I am still missing some though :-(  If you have not yet sent in any photos, please email them to the class email address:

ash@st-johns-warminster.wilts.sch.uk 

If your child is in Reception, you can upload your photos straight onto Tapestry. For those of you who have already done that, you should have received a response from me.

I have uploaded some more stories for you to listen to. I hope you are enjoying them.

Take care and stay safe.

Remember to keep smiling everyday.

Mrs Wilson x

 

Home Learning Information
Ash Class Home learning photos

Our school day

Morning activities

We start the school day with a writing or Maths activity which is displayed on the interactive whiteboard.  The children come in and get on with this task independently.

 

Maths

This term we have been focusing using the solving addition and subtraction problems using the part-part-whole model. We have also been looking at 2D and 3D shapes.

Play games to embed maths knowledge on the following link:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

Phonics

We split into year groups for Phonics with the Year 1 children being taught by Miss Markham and the Reception children being taught by Mrs Wilson. 

The Year 1 children are currently working in Phase 5, looking at alternative pronunciation and spelling.

To access some fun games click on the following link: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Writing

We shall be starting the term writing a recount of what we did in the holidays. During book week we will read ‘Katie and the sunflowers’ and think about adjectives and how to use them in our writing. Following our school trip to Haynes Motor Museum, we will again write a recount and our favourite way to travel. Finally, finishing the term learning the features of a postcard.

 

Handwriting

Mark making is vital in a child’s development and learning. It teaches them how to hold writing implements and develops their handwriting skills. Through making marks, children are strengthening their pencil grip and controlling the marks using their muscles. In Ash Class, we provide lots of opportunities to allow the children to mark make with a variety of mark making tools. Once they have mastered holding a pencil and making controlled movements they then start to form recognisable letters. This is when they begin to learn letter formation and where to start and finish letters. It is important that children have a good sitting posture, a strong pencil grip and think about the speed at which they write – slow and careful!

 

Reading

Each child has their own reading book and reading record. We aim to listen to them read individually at least twice a week. To develop independence the children are responsible for taking their reading record and book out of their bag and if it needs to be changed we will do that with them. The more your child reads at home the quicker they will become an independent reader.

You can access lots of ebooks on the following website:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Afternoons

During the afternoons the reception children and the year one children join together in a whole class carpet session that covers Geography, History, Science, Art, DT or computing. The reception children then break away and continue their learning through play. There are lots of resources to stimulate them to be creative, curious and solve problems. The adults use questioning to build on the children’s knowledge and provide the next steps in their learning. The year one children have a more focussed afternoon that includes individual or small group work.

Useful documents
Mrs Wilson's story time.
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Mrs Wilson's Outtakes!
I thought you might like to have a little chuckle at these 'out takes'. Making story videos isn't always as easy as you think!! Hope this brings a smile to your face.
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