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Welcome to Ash Class

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We regularly update it with pictures and tweets about different things happening in our class and as a whole school.

Welcome back to the  second half of the Autumn term. This is always a very busy and exciting half term. Thank you parents  for your wonderful support and well done to the children for making such a fantastic start to the school year!


If you have any queries or problems I will be available before and after school and will be happy to help you.  Can I remind you that Ash children are picked up at 3.25 at the door down the side of the building in the KS1 outdoor play area.

Please do check the notice board and your children's book bags daily for any letters and information about events.




Important Dates

Monday 28th October               Return to school

Friday 29th November              Our annual visit to the pantomime at Oldham Coliseum

Tuesday 3rd December            Children to bring a tree decoration into school for our tree decorating service.

Wednesday 11th December     Key stage One Nativity am and pm.

Friday 16th  December             Carol Service at 6.30 pm.

Tuesday 17th December          Christmas Party children come to school in party clothes.

Wednesday 18thDecember      School closes for Christmas holidays at 2.00pm










Festivals of Light

The children will find out about the continents and oceans, They will look at some winter light festivals and compare our area with an area in India.


Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in:
Subtraction within 10

Position and directions

Numbers to 20

Addition and subtraction
Phonics- We will be working on phase 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.


We will be working on the books " Man on the Moon (A Day in the Life of Bob)" by Simon Bartram and "Pattan's Pumpkin" by Chitra Soundar
       The reading skills we will be developing are:

- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately
- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words
- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable
- Reading aloud accurately
- Discussing the significance of the title and events
- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
- Developing pleasure in reading
The writing skills we will be developing are:
- Saying out loud what we are going to write about
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
RE-  Jesus a friend to everyone and Christmas.

SEAL- Getting on and Falling Out
Science - Parts of Animals continued and The seasons.

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets.

Look at changes that occur throughout the year in temperatures ,light, weather and nature.

Observe closely, using simple equipment

Perform simple tests

Identify and classify.


PE days are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days.
Learning at Home
Spellings will be sent out shortly.
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every fortnight- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change Year 1's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every fortnight.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme  for 20 minutes daily.

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Ash Class Photos

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