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Father's day Act of worship

One world week

Platinum jubilee celebrations

Odds farm trip!

Life cycle of a duck

Easter celebrations

Science week

The mystery egg!

Mother's day

Supertato to the rescue!

World book day!

Cake Sale!

80's day

Mental health week

Number day

A special visit!

Pyjama day!

Terrific teeth!

People who help us

Christmas fun

Odd socks day

We love gardening!

Happy Halloween!

Joseph Coelho and Black History Month

September 2021-July2022



Sports Day

We had a very special visit.......

In Ash Tree Class we have been learning how to use the Interactive White Board 'Paint Programme' to draw, practice writing our names and looking at shapes.

Remembrance Day!

We love exploring in Outdoor Learning

Ash Tree Class have been busy recognising numbers 1-10. We are putting the right amount of beads onto the pipe cleaners to match the numbers.


July 2020

Dear Ash Tree Class,


Thank you for a great year children! We had a lot of fun learning together and you are going to do wonderful things in Year 1. Have a wonderful and safe summer and enjoy the video!


All the best, 

Miss S. 

Our adventure!

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Dear Parents and Carers of Ash Tree Class, 


We would like to thank you for following the government's advice on handwashing, social distancing, and other measures they have put in place to protect the people of this nation. These are difficult times as we are all trying to understand this unprecedented situation but please know that you are not alone and that as a community, we will get through this together.


In the meantime, we will be posting various things on our class page that will help your child continue their learning at home. Please check back regularly as we will post links to websites or suggest fun home projects to complete. We are committed to providing the best educational experience for your children, whether on school premises or not. 


We wish good health for you and your families during these times!



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With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your children's learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their educations during school closure.

Every week, on this section of our class page, we will upload new learning activities to do independently or with adult support and links to specific websites and interactive games to support the learning.

So, keep looking, keep learning and stay safe everyone!



Welcome back!!!

I hope everyone is well and had a lovely Easter holiday. We are now in the Summer Term and we have prepared lots of exciting activities for you.

Keep healthy and happy! I look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay safe.

Miss Slavcheva 


We will continue uploading learning opportunities on this page for your child to complete at home with your support. In reception, we value learning through play that is why we have planned lots of 'learning games/activities' for you to engage in. As parents, try to extend and develop the play through questioning and suggesting ways to incorporate new vocabulary/writing/counting etc. So don't worry if your child won't sit and do school activities for long periods! Motivation to do activities at home can be tough - try to keep a routine for 'school days', have short learning activities followed by a period of play, let children know the end point of the activity (finish the task to completion or use a timer for a set period), and use lots of praise/rewards. You will know how your child works best though! We also appreciate all the other responsibilities that you have during the day and so please use the resources flexibly - some days will be more successful than others for everyone!

I would love to see what you are up to at home and you can do this by taking a photograph or writing a note and uploading your learning onto

Summer Half Term Break

Easter Break Home Learning

Home Learning week 2

Home Learning Week 1

Websites and activities to support your child's learning at home:

This may help provide structure for children who may need support without the regular school routine.

List of websites and apps to use to support home learning.

A page of quick ideas to explore and promote some thinking.

A list of ideas to get you moving.

Science experiments at home!

Science experiments are integral in fostering curiosity and love of learning. They promote questioning and discovery which children naturally do on a regular basis in the world around them. So let's encourage the scientist in your child by conducting science experiments at home! It is a wonderful learning opportunity where children can write a list of materials, instructions, labels and results -without it feeling like a writing exercise. More importantly, have fun and get messy 


Here is a link to a website that has many child-friendly science experiments to do at home. Please follow instructions carefully and ensure that an adult is always there to supervise and conduct the experiment with the child/children.

Reading at home!

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Please continue reading on a daily basis with your child! 


To help expand your at-home library since the public libraries are closed, we have included a link to an award winning children's literacy website where stories are read aloud. Research has shown that: "Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading." 


Please have a discussion after reading the story asking questions such as these:

1. Did you like the story? Why or why not? What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it?

2. Who was your favourite character? Why? Who was your least favourite character? Why?

3. What do you think happened after the story ended?

4. What happened if...

5. How was this character feeling? How do you know?



We have PE every Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please make sure your child has their PE kit with everything named. It would also really help your child if you help them practise taking on and off their school uniforms themselves.

Useful Links

Online safety

Gardening with Ms. Kurner!

In our gardening lesson, we learned about the different types of weather and how to read a thermometer!

From wrapping paper to red poinsettias...

Come to the Christmas Fair and buy our pretty Christmas ornaments we've made!

This half term we have been having lots of fun with Coach Taggart and have enjoyed playing some team games.
All of Reception went to the hall to do Write Dance to help us with our writing. We moved like volcanoes and then repeated this on our paper whilst lying on our tummies.
Everyday we have been completing our Daily Mile to help keep us healthy. The children have really been enjoying it and have been feeling a sense of achievement and pride.
This half term we have been practising our Harvest Festival songs in our music lessons with Ms Chapple. We have had to listen very careful to help us learn the words.
We had great fun on Friday when Spud and Yam came to visit school. We learnt lots of new songs and experienced new instruments and their sounds.

Spud and Yam

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Metabugs came to visit school and we had so much fun finding out about all the different bugs they had. We even held some of them! We had to be very quiet and still and said they felt tickly on our hands when they were walking!
It has been a fun, busy and exciting start to the new school year and we have definitely been enjoying exploring what it means to be in Reception. In these first few weeks of school, the children are learning to settle on the carpet, learning how to write their names, learning how to make friends and play nicely, as well as attending PE and music lessons! We have also had visitors come in to read us stories and show us unusual bugs – which was very exciting!
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Summer Term


We have had a great and very busy start to the Summer Term in Ash Tree Class! We have been so excited to see new life start in many different ways.


Butterfly Release!

What a fabulous end to our very busy half term! The children were very excited to release our butterflies this afternoon. The whole of Reception and Nursery went to our garden to release our butterflies together. We had to be very quiet and watched carefully as our butterflies flew away one at a time. 

Our Class Assembly

We hope you have an enjoyable and well rested half term holiday! The children have worked so hard this week, doing their class assembly about World Ocean Day. We are so proud of them! We have learnt lots about preventing plastic pollution and keeping the sea creatures safe. 



We have been keeping a close eye on our caterpillars and they have now formed into chrysalis'! We are very excited to see them transform into beautiful butterflies!
This week we have been practising our Under the Sea song for our assembly on Friday 24th May and it would be great if the children could continue practising at home. The children have also taken home a poem to practise their actions to go with it.

Under the Sea

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learnt about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Ash Tree Class received a special delivery of caterpillars. We have been looking after and eagerly watching them grow daily. We are watching first hand their lifecycle to become butterflies. The children are very excited to release them when they become butterflies!

The children have been so excited to learn all about the life cycle that in their independent learning time they have been writing and drawing pictures of the life cycle. Fantastic work Ash Tree Class! 

Life Cycle of a Chick

We have also been watching the life cycle of a chick! Chick eggs were delivered to school and we watched them  hatch into very cute chicks. 

Our Trip to Odd's Farm! 


We had a brilliant time at the farm! The children were so excited to learn lots of different things at the farm, especially watching the cow being milked! We saw many animals and their babies including pigs, donkeys, rabbits, sheep and goats. We were able to stroke the rabbits, feed the sheep and goats and even helped bottle feed the kids. We were very lucky and got to end our day on the tractor ride seeing all the animals out in the fields! We were all very tired on the coach home, after our very busy day!

We have been very busy during the Last few weeks in Ash Tree Class.

We have learnt so much!

Autumn Term 

Christmas Play

A few weeks ago the children did so well in our Play ‘Christmas Counts’ performance.

Well Done Ash Tree Class.



We have learnt that Advent is a time when we wait for Jesus.

We have been learning about the ‘The First Christmas’.

The children each drew a story map and were able to retell the story.


The Polar Express-Chris Van Allsburg

The Past 2 weeks we have been learning and reading the story the Polar Express. We have done lots of good learning!

The children have been learning something each day about the story. They have been thinking carefully about how the boy in the story thinks, feels and the different people that he meets and greets.

We also had a pyjama day on Monday 17th December in which all the children took part in. We made a class train and had hot chocolate and marshmallows- pretending we were the children on the Polar express train going to the North Pole.