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Welcome to Ash Class


Hello, Mrs Rothwell and I would like to welcome everyone back to school after your summer break. We hope you all had a great time in the holidays and enjoyed getting out again! This is our first term in year 1 and we have got lots planned and will support the children with their transition from EYFS to KS1.


If anyone has any worries or concerns regarding transition we are more than willing to support with this so let us know how we can help.


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 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 Mrs Evans.


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 6th September - term restarts

Tuesday 14th September- Meet the teachers  Zoom meeting 18:00-18:30 ( Code to follow)

Tuesday 21st September- Individual Photographs

Monday 11th October and Wednesday 13th October 4-7pm Parents evenings

Friday 22nd October- Last day of Autumn 1 half term




In the Autumn Term 1 we will start by looking at the book, The Secret Sky Garden followed by The Bog Baby.

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



In Autumn Term 1 we will begin by revising and consolidating Phase 2 and 3 and completing Phase 4 from reception. We will also be focusing on capital letters and their correct letter formation in readiness for writing sentences. We will begin Phase 5 after the half term.



We will introduce the children to Maths no Problem! which is the programme used throughout the school from Year 1 upwards. This term we will be focusing on new strategies to support children with counting to ten and understanding number value within 10 including number bonds and introducing strategies for addition and subtraction skills within ten..



Parts of Animals - In this unit children will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Also to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

We will also be looking at the changes in seasons - Autumn



Our new topic 'Who was the most powerful queen - Elizabeth 1st or Queen Victoria' will focus on developing the children's History skills. Children will focus in Autumn Term 1 on Queen Elizabeth 1st and understanding what a Monarch is, rules of law, developing an understanding of a timeline as well as life in Tudor times.



This half term the children will be studying the Bible and visiting stories from both the Old Testament and the New Testament.  They will explore stories they are familiar with as well as learning new ones.



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

PE days TBA

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.


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