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Year 1 - Ash Class

Welcome to the Ash Class Page  

Welcome back Ash Class! I hope you are well rested and excited for a busy second half of Spring Term. We have lots to look forward to! 

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!

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.

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

·         Monday 27th February                 Return to school

·         Thursday 2nd March                World Book Day!      Children can wear their pyjamas and bring a book they enjoy at bedtime!       

·         Friday 17th  March                    Red Nose Day -bring in £2 donation and wear red/non-uniform

           Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd March-                Parents' Evenings. 4pm-7pm. 

·         Monday 27th  March             Home Learning Challenges due back to school

          Friday 31st March-                 Spring Term Ends. School closes for the Easter holidays. 


A reminder about online safety:
If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 
Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.
Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Spring Term 2 Curriculum


This half term the Year 1 children will continue heir learning of Phase 5.5 recapping looking at new consonant diagraphs and alternative sounds. 


This half term we will be looking at the amazing story 'The Secret of Black Rock'. We will begin by learning how to structure Non-Chronological Reports and we will write our own all about some interesting sea creatures. We will then move on to learning the genre of persuasive writing. We will be delving into the problems around litter in our oceans and creating a piece to encourage others to take care of our world. 


We will be learning about : 

·        Numbers to 40

·        addition and subtraction word problems

·        multiplication 



Types of Animals

In this unit children will observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals. They will learn that animals are similar to each other in some ways and different in other ways. They will begin to start grouping animals by the key features of their appearance.

Topic- History/ Art Focus

We will continue our learning journey of The Great Fire of London. We will explore who Samuel Pepys was and how his diary has helped us piece together what happened. We will then move on to looking at pieces of art depicting the events before creating our own masterpieces using collage.  


This half term our unit is called Easter and Celebrating New Life. Children will learn about Spring life cycles before studying the Easter story and understanding it's significance to the Christian faith. 


This half term we are explore the theme 'Rights and Respect'. 


Our P.E days are still Thursdays and Fridays. We will be learning Multi-Skills and an Introduction to Sport.