Reception Ash

Mrs Makinson- Class Teacher

Miss Begum- Teaching Assistant  

Mrs Margrove (covers PPA)


Welcome to Ash class if you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.


Our P.E lessons are on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure P.E kits are at school on these days.


We use the outside area as our second classroom so please make sure children bring suitable clothing for the weather as they will be outside whatever the weather. If possible please leave wellies (named) in school as we have a digging area, water wall and mud kitchen that children have daily access to. 


What we are learning: 

WC: 16.7


As we enter our very last week in Ash class we would firstly like to say a very big thank you to our parents. This year has been a real partnership and we couldn't have achieved what we have without your help. We wish you a wonderful 6 week break and look forward to welcoming you back in year one!  


We would also like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers this year: Mrs Pipkin and Miss Murray. Thank you for helping us each week with our learning.  


Finally we would like to say a huge well done and thank you to all 30 members of Ash class! It had been an absolute pleasure watching you grow. Your attitude towards learning and giving things a go is so commendable. Have lots of fun in your 6 week break and stay safe. We will see you in year one!

From Mrs Makinson and Miss Begum


Some key dates for the last week: 


Monday: sports day (am) please ensure P.E kit is in school. 

Wednesday: beach party (children to bring sensible clothes and footwear in a named carrier bag) 

Friday: school finishes at 1.45 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.



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