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1 ASH - Mrs Ward / Mrs Goodrich

Welcome to 1 ASH




Mrs Ward -

Mrs Goodrich -


You can find out what we are currently learning on our Curriculum Newsletter.




At our school we place a great importance on nurturing a love of Reading and we teach phonics and reading using the Little Wandle scheme. As part of this, the children will bring home 2 types of books each week: a sharing book and a reading book matched to their phonics level. The sharing book is a book to enjoy reading together, perhaps at bedtime. The reading book is read in reading sessions during the week and brought home at the end of the week. We would encourage you to listen to your child read this book and celebrate their achievement as they read it independently.

Please return your child’s sharing book to school on a Friday and their reading book on a Monday. It is important that these books are looked after and returned promptly.



Reading Challenge

Each half term the children can earn raffle tickets each time they read 5 times with an adult. At the end of each half term a winner from each year group is then picked out.

We also set a class target each half term and our reward for reaching it is a new class book to share. Please date and sign your child’s yellow reading record each time they read with an adult at home including their sharing book.



This half term we have PE lessons on Tuesday and Friday. The children should bring their PE kit to school on these days (white t-shirt, navy/black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms, a hoody or jumper and trainers/pumps). It should be labelled with your child’s name please. You may also wish to send a waterproof jacket on these days.


Drinks and Snacks

We ask the children to drink water at regular intervals during the day so please provide them with a named, durable water bottle (water only, not juice). A fruit or vegetable snack is provided everyday for the children which they eat at morning playtime. You can send your child with their own piece of fruit or vegetable if you so wish but no other snacks are suitable, thank you.


And lastly, thank you for your support and if you have any questions or would like a chat, please catch a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.


Thank you,

Mrs Ward, Mrs Goodrich and Mrs Endicott

Being thankful

After listening to the "Thankfulness Coat" in Collective Worship, some children chose to make their own thankful coats and say what they were thankful for.

Science - identifying plants in our school grounds

How old are the trees?

After looking for plants in our school grounds, the children wanted to find out how old trees are. We researched and found out that if you measure around the trunk of a tree in cms and then half it, it tells you roughly how old the tree is in years. The biggest tree we found was a Beech tree in the playground that measured 200cm which meant it was 100 years old!

Learning the parts of a tree

We have loved reading "The Colour Monster" and learning about our feelings through lots of different activities.

Maths - Matching numbers, words and representations

First Rugby lesson

We had our first Rugby session with the coach. We worked on evading and dodging skills by playing different types of tag games.

We have had a wonderful first week in Year 1. We've been impressed with how well the children have all settled. You are all superstars!

Here are some pictures of some Maths where we've been sorting and counting objects and Science where we have been drawing around and labelling parts of our bodies, and also some fab independent learners!