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Year 1 - Ash Class

Welcome to the Ash Class Page  

I hope you have all had a lovely half term break! . We are ready and excited to welcome to the children back for another action packed and exciting half term. We are excited to begin our new topic and are looking forward to exploring some more engaging texts!

Below you will find key dates and curriculum information which hopefully you will find useful. Please try to catch me before or after school or via an email to the school office if you have any questions or queries. As always you can follow along with some of our learning on Twitter or Facebook via the links below!

We look forward to working in partnership with you during the coming year. 

Miss Founde and Mrs Liotti 

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 (ccwalshaw@bury.gov.uk)  or by ringing the school office (01204 883415) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please inform us if someone different is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16).
Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily.
As the weather gets cooler, please make sure your child brings a suitable coat each day.
Please can all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces in particular be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
Reading books get changed every Friday. Please ensure you child reads regularly throughout the week. It is so important that children are reading as much as possible, please don’t forget you can access Bug Club at home too.
Just a reminder that any children who aren’t collected after ten minutes at the end of their school day will be placed into After School Club which is located in the porta cabin.

·Please make sure you have all your child’s logins for Seesaw, Purple Mash, Bug Club and Numbots

Key Dates
·        Tuesday 1st November- School resumes. 

·        Friday 4th November- Space Theme Day- see separate letter. 

·        Tuesday 15th November- Flu vaccines. 

·        Friday 18th November- Children in Need- letter to follow.

·        Wednesday 7th December- Lion King- see separate letter. 

·        Friday 9th December- Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day-more details to follow.

·        Monday 12th December- Home Learning Challenge due in.

·        Tuesday 13th December- Nativity performance 9:30am

·        Thursday 15th December- Nativity performance 9:30am

·        Tuesday 20th December- Christmas Party Day- more details to follow. 

·        Wednesday 21st December- School breaks up for the Christmas holidays. 


Autumn Term 2 Curriculum


This half term the Year 1 children will continue to consolidate their learning of Phase 5i whilst also learning all of the Year 1 English spelling suffix rules. 


In English this half term we will be using 'The Puffin First Book of Fantastic Poems'. From this text we will explore Acrostic Poems and explore the use of similes in poetry. After that, we will immerse ourselves in the work of Julian Gough and Jim Field by exploring their book 'Rabbit & Bear'. Using this text, we will write our own Non-Choronological Reports and learn the art of letter writing.


 Subtraction within 10, Numbers and place value to 20 and addition and subtraction within 20.


Year 1- 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.

Topic- History and Design Technology

Our topic question is 'How Did We Reach the Moon?'.  For this first half of this half term, children will learn about a significant individual Neil Armstrong and the race to land on the moon. We will explore space travel chronology and order key events on a timeline. After that, our learning will focus on D.T. We will explore, design, create and evaluate our own moon buggies. 

R.E- This half term we are learning about Remembrance Day, Creation and The Christmas Story. 

PSHE- This half term we are explore the theme 'Valuing Differences'. 

P.E- Our P.E days are still Tuesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays we are learning about Gymnastics and on Fridays we are learning the ABCs (Agility, Balance and Catching).