Welcome to Ash Class

Mrs Gadsby (Mon, Tues & Wed)

Mrs McLaughlin (Wed, Thur & Fri)


You can now download the class HOMEWORK mat for term 5 by clicking on button below.
Please scroll down to Important Communications for class spellings for Term 5 for Years 1, 2A and 2B.


Non-Fiction: Instructions. Can you write an effective set of instructions? Can you spot the features in a recipe/game rules etc.? Can you use bossy verbs and command sentences to make your instructions make sense?
Fiction: What are the features of a story? Can you change and adapt a story to make it your own? What are the features of a diary? Can you write a diary entry as if you are another character? Can you join your handwriting? Can you write neatly and on the line? Can you include correct punctuation? Have you added expanded noun phrases (e.g.: ‘the tall, withered tree’) to add interest to your writing?


Can you estimate to check your answer? Do you know how to round up/down to the nearest ten? Can you count in twos, threes, fives and tens? Can you finish a sequence from within these tables (e.g.: 6, 9, 12, _, _)? Can you complete mental maths calculations quickly? Can you solve, addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problems? What are the key vocabulary to look for?
Can you reason about your maths? How did you reach your answer? How do you know you are correct?


Can you explore and compare the difference between things that are living and dead? Can you explain how habitats are suited to individual creatures? Can you compare habitats across the globe? Can you describe micro-habitats? Can you observe and describe how seeds grow, identifying different plants and their features? Can you identify different food chains?
Can you use information gathered during Science to produce a graph?


Art – Can you make sustainable art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy?
DT – Can you make a minibeast collage?
Music – Can you put music to a poem? Can you learn a song based on our topic?


PE – Dance
Can you move to the rhythm? Can you make up dance using a sequence of moves?
PSHE – What makes a good friend? How are you a good friend? What do you like about your friends?


Geography – Can you use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment? Can you use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right]?
RE – Talk about things that are important to your family.

Class Timetable (subject to change)

School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths RE/PSEE/Activities
Session 2 Phonics & English Phonics & English Phonics & English Phonics & English Maths
Session 3 Topic Handwriting/Reading Topic PE Computing
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 4 Topic PE Topic Music/Show & Tell Computing
School Ends