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1 ASH - Mrs Ward / Mrs Goodrich

Welcome to 1 ASH




Mrs Ward -


Thank you for taking the time to look at our class page on our school website.



At our school we place a great importance on Reading and we would ask you to encourage your child to read their school reading book everyday and record this with a signature and a message if possible. Obviously reading stories to your child is still valuable and enjoyable for both children and parents.

Please return your child’s reading book to school everyday so that we can change the book if it has been read and also so that we can record if the child has read at school.


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.


Home Learning

The children will all have login details for Mathletics, Reading Eggs and EdShed which can be found in the front of their reading record. These can be accessed at home and the children can earn certificates for earning points or completing tasks.



This half term we have PE lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. The children should wear their PE kit to school on these days (white t-shirt, navy/black 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.

We also do daily physical activity in the form of a Daily Mile or an indoor exercise (e.g. BBC Supermovers or Go Noodle) to get our bodies moving as much as possible.


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

Science Day

We would just like to say a massive thank you and well done to all of the families for putting in such a brilliant effort with costumes and outfits for Science Day. We were very impressed, not only by the quality and range of costumes but by how much the children knew about different scientists! Fantastic! Thank you.


Here's our class picture, but you can see all the Science Day photos here.


Science - We have started our Supersenses topic. We worked out which parts of our bodies were associated with each sense and then explored our senses in order to answer the question "Which sense is best to help us detect food?" 


Art - We started our Art unit on Piet Mondrian by looking at primary colours and then making our own piece of art inspired by his piece 'Trafalgar Square'.


Maths - To start our work on addition and subtraction we played a game to practise mentally adding by counting on.


English - We loved Michael Rosen's poem "Chocolate Cake", especially when we saw him perform it himself!



Children in Need

We have had a great day dressing up and raising money for Children in Need.


We had a visit from Roger Parkinson from the Woodland Trust who taught us all about the importance of trees. We learnt lots and had fun. Ask your child to tell you why trees are important. We are going to become tree guardians and teach everyone else in school how wonderful and important trees are. Roger is going to come back later in the winter to help us to plant 52 trees in our mini woodland. 


Art - Painting the Seasons

We've started reading a new book called 'Squirrel's Busy Year'. It's helped us to think about seasons and how they differ throughout the year. Can you spot some signs of Autumn with your child? What is your or their favourite season and why? One activity has been painting a tree in different seasons...


We walked to the park and used our knowledge of directions to help us get there. We looked at the different types of trees in the park and their leaves. There were lots of signs of Autumn for us to spot. We found lots of conkers and sycamore keys and saw lots of busy squirrels!

We also had another go at some outdoor art with the things we found. It was a lot of fun!


Year One walked up to St Peter's church. We were excited to see inside. We did a church trail where we found out about lots of things that are a special part of the church such as the font, the altar and the pews. We talked about why a church is an important place to Christians and how it is a community. We really enjoyed our visit.


Year 1 had so much fun on our Art Day looking at Andy Goldsworthy. We learnt about the artist and how he makes sculptures outside using natural things. We then visited an 'Art Gallery' showing some of his work and discussed what we thought about it, recording our ideas in our Art Sketchbooks. To finish off we went outdoors and made our own Goldsworthy inspired art. We had so much fun!

Science - making a working tree!

In Science, we were learning the parts of a tree by making a working tree as a whole class. Ask your children if they can remember and point out the different parts and what they do. Sound effects definitely help with the explanation!!! 😁


Maths - Finding pairs to 10

PE - We have loved working with our PE coaches to learn rugby skills.

We have been so impressed with how well the children have settled into Year 1. They have all been working hard and playing hard! Here are some pictures of playtime, COOL (Choosing Our Own Learning) time, independent work at tables and some number work.