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Welcome to Ash Class


Hello and welcome to the second half of the Autumn term. Well done to the children for settling in so well to KS1 and thank you to you, the parents for your brilliant support. We have another fantastic half term planned with many exciting events to look forward to including a visit from the poet Ian Bland and our annual trip to the pantomime. 




Our school day begins at 8:45am and collection is at 3:25pm. Please try to be prompt so the children can register, settle quickly and get ready for phonics.

Please always inform us if someone different than normal is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16)


We are always here to help so please feel free to contact us if you have any worries or concerns about your child via the school email address (  or by ringing the school office (01204 883415) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Thank you for your support,


Mrs Shivnan -Taylor, Mrs Rothwell and Miss Barnes.


Important things to remember:

Water bottles- To come into school and go home each evening. Please label bottles. Water in bottles only.

Uniform and coats - Please label all uniform especially coats and shoes. Uniform is often left on the main school playground after break and lunch and will be collected up and stored in main school so labelled uniform is easily identifiable. Children will be changing for PE in school unlike in Reception last year so PE uniform must be labelled as well as shoes to help support children to dress independently.



Important dates:

Monday 1st November term begins

Tuesday 2nd November Ian Bland poet  to visit school

Monday 8th-12th November - Maths Week England

Monday 8th November - NumBots/TTRockstars meeting for Y1-Y6 parents via Zoom 6-6:30pm:

Meeting ID: 784 6412 4905

Passcode: maths

Monday 29th November Home Learning Challenges due in

Tuesday 30th November Aladdin Pantomime at Oldham coliseum Theatre 

Tuesday 21st December School closes for Christmas break




In the Autumn Term 2 we will start by looking at Poetry including poems from "The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems" edited by June Crebbin followed by" Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits" by Julian Gough and Jim Field

We will be writing using lots of different genres including, writing poems , describing characters and learning to write in sentences.



In Autumn Term 1 we will begin by revising and consolidating completing Phase 4  and then moving on to Phase 5 Please see the spelling letter for Autumn 2  which will inform you of the weekly spellings your child needs to learn.



We will be using  Maths No Problem in which we will be covering:

Subtraction using concrete objects, number bonds, subtracting by counting back and making subtraction number stories 

Ordinal numbers, naming positions in a queue and naming left and right positions.

Numbers to 20, counting to 20, writing to 20, comparing numbers, ordering numbers and number patterns.



Changing Seasons

In this unit children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.




We are continuing with our topic comparing Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria. This half term will be focusing upon Queen Victoria 

and her reign .The children will find out some of the important events that happened whilst she was on the throne. They will find out about her family tree, the importance of the textile industry and  how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.


This half term the children will be looking at the  topic "Good News"  in which the children will look at the  Christmas story . 



Please send your child in with a school PE kit to change into on PE days. 

PE days  Thursday and Friday.

Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be removed/covered with tape.


Home Reading

Reading books will be going home on a Friday. It is really important to read these with your child and ask questions about the book too. Please ensure that you bring the book back in on a Friday so that it can be changed ready for the weekend.