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Ash Class

Hello and welcome to Ash Class!


Year 1 are based in Ash Class


Ash Class Teacher: Miss Martin

  Teaching Assistant: Mrs Vale


Curriculum Insight

Our Classroom


What does learning look like in our classroom?


The classroom environment has a range of continuous provision and formal learning. All the children have access to any resource they may need to support their learning and are encouraged to engage practically in all lessons.


We start the day with some great energy, music and movement! A combination of Dough Disco (to work on those fine motor skills!), Squiggle while you wiggle and wake up shake ups!



We follow Read, Write, Inc. scheme for Phonics. 

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a method of teaching reading and writing, which is centred around learning the sounds of the letters (phonics) and then blending them together to read words. The children also learn to break down words into individual sounds in order to write them. Children are encouraged to use their sounds to read as much as possible in and out of school.



We use Topic based approach to teach English alongside phonics. This engages our learners and promotes a love of reading and writing, keeping children our children engaged and enthusiastic about applying the skills they have learnt in Phonics and to be able to use their writing skills independently.


The Topics we are covering this year are:

  • Dinosaurs
  • Cavemen
  • Once upon a time
  • Jack and The Beanstalk
  • Paddington Bear
  • Journeys



These are some of the book's we are looking at this year!


The focus of our Mathematic teaching in Year 1 is to help pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This involves working with numerals, words, and the four operations. The children use practical resources to support their understanding, then move onto visual images of the concrete items (practical objects) before introducing the abstract (numbers and symbols).


At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare, and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. They will use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time, and money.



Shape, Space and Measure


In Science we are looking at;

  • Animals (including humans)
  • Everyday Materials
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Plants