Welcome to Ash Class

Mrs Gadsby (Mon, Tues & Wed)

Mrs McLaughlin (Wed, Thur & Fri)


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


Non-Fiction – Can you write a fact file about a polar bear? What are the key features of instruction writing? Can you use connectives such as: and, but, and, so, if and because to give more detail?
Fiction – Can you predict the ending to story? Can you write your own version of how a story should end? What noun phrases and intereresting words can you include in your story writing?

Poetry – Can you find rhyming words and repeating patterns in poems? Can you learn and recite a poem?


How far can you count? Can you find the number before and the number after a given number? Ten more or ten less? Can you count in twos, threes, fives and tens? Do you know what each number represents in a 2 or 3 digit number? Can you recognise odd and even numbers?

Can you choose and use the correct operation to solve a problem? Can you use number line?

Can you name and describe 2D and 3D shapes? What criteria can you use to sort shapes?


Science - How do you make ice? What is a reversible change?
Find out about animals that live in the polar regions. How do these animals keep warm?

Computing - How can you stay safe online? How do you you search for information using a computer? Can you use a mouse to move around a computer? How do you use the learnpads? Can you make a stop frame animation?


Art – Can you draw a self portrait? Can you use a stencil to make a piece of art? Can you choose ‘cool’ colours? Can you make a penguin themed piece of art?
DT – Can you use sugar cubes to design and make an igloo?
Music – Can you learn and perform songs to an audience? Can you tell the difference between a tuned and untuned instrument?


PE – Can you bounce and catch a ball? Roll hoops and quoits? Hit a ball with a bat? How can you improve your skills?
Can you move like different animals? Can you perform a penguin dance?

PSEE – How can you make our classroom a happy place? How can you be a good friend?


Geography – Where is Antartica? Can you compare the weather in Acton Turville and the weather in Antartica? Can you write and perform your own weather reports?
History – Can you find out about a polar explorer?
R.E. - How and why do we celebrate? What different
celebrations can you think of? Can you retell the Christmas story in your own words?

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