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Ash Class

Welcome to Ash Class!

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.

Update from Mrs Stuart Thursday 15th September 2022


What an amazing first week of school! 


I am sure that I don't need to tell you that you all deserve to feel very proud of your children this week.  It is not always easy saying goodbye at the door during these early days but the way the children have begun to learn the new routines of a new term in a new school has been really impressive.  There are always a few wobbles along the way but I am pleased to say that all children have been happy and busy throughout their day at school, overcoming any worries or upset quickly to play with their friends, learn songs, speak with adults and develop their physical skills. 


Predictably, some children are already feeling a little tired and there are also those who are not yet confident with using the hand dryer in the bathroom but we have put a few things in place to manage this e.g.

  • a towel is available for drying hands
  • children are accompanied to the bathroom by staff or a friend when they request it
  • other children are sometimes asked not to use the dryer at that moment


One real positive has been lunchtime this week.  The children have been supported by buddies from Years 5 & 6 to carry their plates, cut up their food and help them find their way outside. Once outside I have really enjoyed watching Ash class interact with other children from across the school.


A big thank you also goes to all our lovely parents for your support and understanding during this initial transition.  Without you, things in school would not have got off to such a positive start.

Mrs Stuart  

Reminders - Autumn Term September 2022


  • PE - Monday & Wednesday
  • Library - Monday

Children will start visiting the school library on Monday 26th September where they can select a story or non fiction book for you to share and read to your child at home.  Children are not expected to read these for themselves, reading books will follow in due course.  Books should be placed in book bags each Monday so that the children can return them to the library and select a new one.

  • Coats

Children should have a named coat available in school every day as the weather can sometimes be unpredictable.  All children spend lunchtime out on the school field and playground, even in light rain.  Ash children also have free access to the outdoor area during Freeflow sessions (child initiated play) every morning and afternoon.  

  • Drinks and snacks

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.

Useful Information

Learning Links

Below are some links and websites that the children might enjoy at home, click on the pictures to go to the linked page.  Please note that some of the links are Youtube sites so please supervise your child when they use the internet at home.