Here are the Reception children in Ash class.

Here are the Reception children in Ash class.

Bromley, Maisie, Alfie, Callum and Toya are the Year 1's in Ash class.

Bromley, Maisie, Alfie, Callum and Toya are the Year 1’s in Ash class.

Welcome to Ash Class

Hello and welcome to Ash class. We are a mixed Year 1 and Reception class and we like to have fun with all of our learning.

 

Who’s who?

Mr Richard Coath– Teacher
Mrs Leigh Chick– Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Stephanie Barratt – Teaching Assistant/ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Spring term

 Well here we are in the Spring term and the children are busy learning. Our topic this term is based on a book called ‘Belonging’ by Jeannie Baker. It looks at the way a place changes over time and views the changing panorama as the area develops. We are focusing on ‘Our world’, how people affect it and how we should look after the animals and plants that live in different environments.
In Literacy we are finding out about trapping dragons. We will see how we can trap them if they ever come to too near to Crewkerne!
For further details of our topics and learning, please see our Spring newsletter and topic web below.

 

 

 

Our Autumn Topics

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl in September, we have been learning about his wonderful stories. We have looked at the tale of the Enormous Crocodile and the children have taken part in ‘Marvellous Medicine’ day. We loved doing some whizzy and exciting experiments as well as inviting our grown-ups in for a tea party!

As part of our Reception children’s learning, we have also been talking about people who help us. Our role play area has been a school and a fire station and we have been lucky to have a visit from a police officer.

For more information about our topic please see our Topic web.

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Below are some examples of our activities. Come back and see us again. We will keep you up to date with our learning.

 

Coombe Farm visit

We were lucky enough to visit Coombe farm as part of our topic about people who help us. Ash class from Ashlands and Oak class from Misterton were able to share this excellent experience. We talked and looked at where our food comes from and we took part in lots of interesting activities such as smoothie making and food tasting. We saw the cows being milked and visited the fields where they live. Here are some photos from our exciting day.

We were very excited travelling on the bus.

We were very excited travelling on the bus.

 

We learnt how to milk a cow by hand and we practised on Charlotte the wooden cow.

We learnt how to milk a cow by hand and we practised on Charlotte the wooden cow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all talked about our food and the main things we need to eat to stay healthy. We got to try all the food groups. It was delicious!

We all talked about our food and the main things we need to eat to stay healthy. We got to try all the food groups. It was delicious!

We found out what goes in to a smoothie and then we got to make them using milk, yoghurt and fruit.

We found out what goes into a smoothie and then we got to make them using milk, yoghurt and fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making the blender work using a bike to power it was very hard work.

Making the blender work, using a bike to power it, was very hard work.

We all had a great day.

We all had a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016

We have been looking at Autumn and the signs of the season. We went to our wildlife area to see what we could find.

We have been looking at Autumn and the signs of the season. We went to our wildlife area to see what we could find.

Ellie and Jack are looking for things you might find in Autumn.

Ellie and Jack are looking for berries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked around carefully, looking hard.

We walked around carefully, looking hard.

We worked together and found different coloured leaves, berries and nuts.

Albert, Raffy and Tyler found different coloured leaves, berries and nuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2016.

We used the story of the Enormous crocodile and the Selfish crocodile. Here is or story map.

We used the stories of the Enormous crocodile and the Selfish crocodile to develop our story telling skills. Here is or story map.

We invited parents in to a tea party on Marvelous Medicine day.

We invited parents in to a tea party on Marvelous Medicine day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second part of our learning is based around people who help us. The Year 1's made a fire engine for everyone to play with. children

The second part of our learning is based around   people who help us. The Year 1’s made a fire engine for everyone to play with.

We also had a visit from a police officer.

We also had a visit from a police officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe captured Mr Coath!!

Chloe arrested Mr Coath!!

We also got to see and hear the police car.

We got to see, hear and get in to the police car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommie looked good as a police driver, all ready to go out on duty.

Tommie looks good as a police driver. He is all ready to go out on duty.