Ash Class is our Reception class and we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum 2021. Play is central to our learning. It allows us to develop new knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst providing rich opportunities to consolidate and practise what we know and can do.
Ash, Cherry and Elder classes are taught by members of the EYFS and KS1 Team.
Mrs Harding (Monday - Friday)
Mrs Stuart (Monday - Thursday)
Mrs Patterson (Thursday)
Mrs Harris (Friday)
Mrs Goatley, Mrs Lyford and Mrs Thornhill
If you have a query about your child, you are welcome to speak to any member of the team who can direct you to the most appropriate person if needed.
It has been lovely to welcome the children back and begin to see some glimmers of spring in the weather and wildlife around school.
This term we will be working with the children to develop their concentration and stamina for learning as well as their resilience. The children are beginning to develop some good skills and we will be encouraging them to be more independent in using their skills to develop their own curiosity and learning. The phrase we have been using is 'Building their Learning Power' and this starts with managing their distractions, really listening and thinking about what people are saying (not rushing off halfway through an instruction!) and supporting each other by enabling them to do it for themselves.
As always, if you have any questions, please speak to myself or a member of the team at the pupil door.
Children can choose two reading books to take home each week and the selection is updated to include books containing the new sounds that we have been learning. There is also an assigned book available via the Oxford Owl website (log ins are stuck in yellow reading records) that supports the blending of the new sounds taught the previous week.
Thank you for your support for ensuring that have a named coat available in school every day , especially in the cold wet weather we have been experiencing so far this year. All children continue to spend lunchtime out on the school field and playground, even in light rain. Ash children also have access to the outdoor area during Freeflow sessions (child initiated play) every morning and afternoon.
All children in Ash class are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable each day. Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day during freeflow (morning and afternoon) and at lunch time. Please do not send water bottles into school as the children are learning to pour their own water into a cup.