Ash Class are our Reception and Year 1 children. We follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 in Year 1 and the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) in Reception.
Child initiated play alongside adult directed activities are central to our learning. They allow us to develop new knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst providing rich opportunities to consolidate and practise what we know and can do.
Ash class is taught by Mrs Stuart each day with the help of Mrs Goatley.
Other adults who work regularly in the classroom are Mrs Patterson and Mrs Thornhill.
If you have a message or query about your child, you are welcome to speak to the staff member at the door in the morning, Mrs Stuart at the end of the school day (once she has seen the children out) or by contacting the school office to arrange a meeting or phone call.
Please ensure that children wear clothes that they can manage to take off, turn the correct way out and dress themselves in easily on these days.
Please note that yellow reading records will not be returned until Tuesday to give Mrs Stuart time to write in them. To support consolidation and fluency, children will be bringing home one reading book each week. Fluent readers can read quickly, accurately, and with appropriate stress and intonation. This means reading the same text over and over again until they no longer need to sound out the words. Most books can be read in one session but as the children progress the books may begin to get longer so may need to be read over two sessions.
Children visit the school library each week to independently select a book that looks interesting to them and bring it home for an adult to read to them. You can never read too many books to your child and this is a very important step in developing reading for pleasure, especially when children can not yet read for themselves or the level of text they can decode is less exciting than what they can comprehend.
Both Reception and Year 1 children have access to the outdoors for both play and learning every day, come rain or shine! Please ensure that your child has a named coat available in school every day.
All children in Ash class are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable each day. Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day. Children in Reception will use snack time as an opportunity to develop the value of service as well as self help skills by setting up the tables and pouring their own water. Year 1 children should bring a water bottle to school each day, please ensure it is no larger than 500ml, clear and with a suitable sip lid that does not allow water to leak out when knocked over.