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. 


Hi Ash Class!


I hope you and your families are all keeping well. Once again the sun has been shining for us and my family and I have been taking full advantage of it. We made a target using an old piece of card and cut out different sized holes. Each hole was given a random multiple of 10 and then we took aim with our Nerf Guns to see how many points we could score. It was great fun! Needless to say Mrs Wilson needs to work on her aim!


It would be lovely to hear about things you have been up to, or send a picture that we can put on the website. Keep up with the home learning and remember to have fun!


Tonight my family and I shall be on the doorstep at 8pm to clap for all those people who are continuing to work during this difficult time. I hope you will all be joining in too!


As always, keep smiling and stay safe. 

Sending you all a big hug!


Mrs Wilson




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.



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:



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:



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.



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!



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:



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.

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