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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.

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Update from Mrs Stuart Monday 22nd January 2023

What a busy start to the term we have had!  I have noticed this term that the children are more settled and their stamina and concentration during adult led sessions is increasing, enabling the children to focus for longer and take on more challenging tasks.


You will notice that we are now working on Phase 3 Phonics where the children are learning that two letters together make one sound e.g. ch.  Please look out for more information about this and ways that you can support your child in your child's reading record.


We will be having a focus on developing fine motor skills for drawing, writing and using other tools such as scissors and paintbrushes.  To support this at home, your child could screw bolts on and off nuts, add and remove clothes pegs using pincer grip to a piece of string, peeling and applying stickers carefully, completing jig saw puzzles, tracing shapes with their finger etc.


As always, if you have any questions, please speak to myself or a member of the team at the pupil door.

Mrs Stuart  

Reminders - Spring Term January 2023


  • PE - Monday & Wednesday
  • Reading books - Monday (please note that that yellow reading records will be returned on Tuesday)
  • Library - Monday

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.

  • Coats

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.  

  • 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.