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Welcome to Ash Clas

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

A very warm welcome to you all. We hope you had a wonderful Summer! 

We have an exciting time planned ahead hope the children are looking forward to their learning journey in Year One.


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

Wednesday 4th September       Return to school

Tuesday 17th September         Individual photographs









Ball skills

Please check your child's book bag for letters and information daily.


Thursday PE kit


PE kit

Reading book due in

Bug Club set fortnightly


Our Curriculum Focus this half term

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

Numbers to 10 and beyond

Number bonds

Addition within 10

Subtraction within 10


Phonics- We will be working on phase 4 and 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.

English- We will be working on the book " The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis
       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


SEAL- New Beginningsw


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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