Welcome to Ash Class.
Our class teacher is Mr Senft, supported by Miss Jafrato, Miss Ditch, Mrs Vora and Mr Ereira
Main Topics and Trips for 2023/2024
This year, Ash Class will learn about Ourselves, Celebrations & Festivals, Transport, Traditional Tales, Growing & Habitats. You will find more information about how each topic is covered in our curriculum maps, which are at the bottom of this page.
Our trips and visits for the year will be: Puss in Boots (cinema), Bronze Age (virtual workshop), Science Museum, Cinderella (panto), Freshwater Theatre Company, a local visit for Geography and The Tate Modern. Perform's Drama4All is on offer twice a year, kicking off with Journey Around the World with Phileas Fogg.
Our life skills programme consists of some kind of cooking, an active activity such as yoga and something arty, all part of the ever popular Mash Friday. The children regularly head across the Green to the local corner shop to buy some of the products for this. Sensory circuits, sensory and attention activities, Lego Therapy and social interaction are all a daily part of learning.
Physical Education (PE)
Our PE day for the Provision is Thursday. 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 set of spellings 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 on Monday's and Friday's to be checked and 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, certificates every Friday and stickers.
Texts/Books for the Year
Autumn 1 - Ourselves
We Are All Different
All About Families
Just Like Grandpa Jazz
Autumn 2 - Celebrations & Festivals
Where the Poppy's Now Grow
The Scarecrow's Wedding
Ning and the night spirits
The Jolly Christmas Postman/
T'was the Night Before Christmas
Spring 1 - Transport
The Night Pirates
Mrs Armitage on Wheels
The Train Ride
Little People, Big Dreams: Amelia Earhart
Spring 2 - Habitats
Bring the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Commotion in the Ocean
Be Brave, Little Penguin
Summer 1 - Growing
What the Ladybird Heard
I Will Not Never Ever Eat a Tomato
Spring 1 - Traditional tales
The Three Little Pigs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Gingerbread Man
Jack and the Beanstalk