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About Us


Welcome to Ash Class.

Our class teacher is Ms Richards, supported by Mr Senft  as our lead HLTA in Ash, Mrs Georgeson  as our lead HLTA in Maple and  further supported by Mrs Barwell, Miss Ditch, Mrs Mitsi , Mrs Senft, Miss Bashford, Miss Williams, Miss Jefrato and Miss Obee.   

Main Topics and Trips for 2022/2023

This year, Ash Class will learn about Celebrations Around the World, Transport Through Time and Traditional Tales. You will find more information about how each topic is covered in our curriculum maps, which are at the bottom of this page. They also have a weekly life skills programme on a Friday consisting of some kind of cooking, an active activity such as yoga and sometimes something arty all based on a weekly theme. 

Our main trip for the year is the Christmas Panto and regular local trips to the shop across the road for their life skills programme, where they buy some of the products for their weekly Mash Friday. Some of the children will also be joining their mainstream inclusion classes for some of their trips, but this is on an individualised basis. We will also have some drama workshops in the school, which all the children will be joining.

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE day for the Provision is Tuesday. Some children will also be joining their mainstream classes for PE, again this is on an individualised basis. 

Your child needs to come into school wearing their PE kit, which consists of a plain t-shirt, plain joggers/shorts and a plain jumper. Trainers are also allowed. Your child will stay in their PE kit for the whole day.  


Homework will be set every Monday, and will consist of a My Mathletics task and phonics on Phonics Play a, set of spelling words (written and on Spelling Shed). There is no pressure  to complete this homework at home though.

Reading and Reading Records

We expect your child to read every day. Your child's reading record must be brought in every day to be signed. Reading is such an important part of your child's development so please prioritise this task. 

Our Class Rewards

We have many rewards in Ash Class, which consist of:

Class dojo points, raffle tickets every Friday, certificates every Friday and stickers.

To earn a raffle ticket, your child will move their name onto the reward image for showing us a behaviour or knowledge which is above our usual expectations. 

Texts/Books for the Year

Autumn Term

Group 1: Ourselves:

Mouse's First Day at School

My Mum

My Dad

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Nursery Rhymes, Humpty Dumpty

Funny Bones

Group 1: Celebrations:

Where the Poppies Grow

Binny's Diwali

Scarecrow's Wedding

The Night Before Hannukah

The Jolly Postman

Cookie's Christmas


Group 2:

Vlad & The Great Fire of London

Astro Girl

Remembrance Poetry

The Jolly Postman


Spring Term

Group 1:  Transport:

Mr Gumpy's Motor Car

Mrs Armitage On Wheels

The Naughty Bus

The Train Ride

Little People Big Dreams - Amelia Earhart


Group 1: Traditional Tales:

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

The Gingerbread Man

Chicken Licken


Group 2:

The Journey Home

Water Protectors

The Kapok Tree

Jim & the Beanstalk

The Owl & The Pussy Cat

Summer Term

Group 1: Habitats:

Commotion in the Ocean

Be Brave Little Penguin

Monkey Puzzle

The Gruffalo

Grasslands (Non-Fiction)

Desert Animals  (Non-Fiction)

Group 1: Growing:

Jasper's Beanstalk


Hungry Caterpillar

Tadpole's Promise

The Tiny Seed


Group 2:  

Funny Clown (Circus Poetry)

Leon and the Place In Between

Peter Spier's Circus

The Dragon's Machine

Rosie Revere, Engineer


Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060