Reception Ash


In Ash Class, you will find Mrs Patel-Martin, Miss Bartle, and Mrs Ross-Smith (on Fridays) - any questions speak to us in the morning at the gate or you can email on:


Our topic this half term is ‘Getting to know you’ and ‘Families’ 

We have a class mascot called Sidney Sloth. He will go home with a member of Ash Class on Friday to have some adventures. Please bring Sidney back on Monday.


We use the outside area as our second classroom so please make sure the children bring suitable clothing and wellies (named) as they will be outside whatever the weather.


In Ash class, our P.E lessons are on a Wednesday morning and a Friday afternoon.  P.E kits need to be in a named bag hanging on their peg, we will send them home every half term to be washed. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled.

Week Beginning 28.9.20 

The children have continued to settle in really well this week and are getting used to the school routine. They have enjoyed exploring the areas inside the classroom and particularly enjoyed playing in the outside area. The sandpit has been a favourite! We also had our first ‘Celebration Assembly’ and said well done to two stars of the week for ‘Settling in’ and I am pleased to say that Felix and Harley were the stars of Ash class.

We are continuing to get to know the children and our topic will be ‘Families.’ We will be reading and exploring the story book ‘Five Minutes Peace’ by Jill Murphy. We will be talking about the Large family in the book and talking about how each of the characters might feel throughout the book. A link to the video of the story is below.  



We will discuss our own families and what we like about our family. We will have a go at drawing our own pictures of our families and who lives in our home. The children will be continuing to practise writing their name in a range of different ways. 



Our number of the week this week is number 2 and the children will similarly learn about the ‘twoness of two.’ We will look at number 2 song on YouTube: . The children will build on their maths challenge from the previous week and will make up their own number 2 song using the grid to place the objects in. “Two shells, two hearts, two pinecones, two dice and two elephants” - the children can sing it to any tune they like 🎶 



This week in phonics we will be teaching them three new sounds ‘m’ ‘d’ and ‘g’ and then revisit the other sounds we have learnt. The children have particularly enjoyed joining in the Jolly Phonics actions so feel free to encourage them to sing this at home and teach you the actions. The link for the Jolly Phonics songs is on our class page. The children practise their letter formation during the week at the phonics area. 

Week beginning: 21.9.20

Miss Walker and I have been very impressed with all the children in the way they have enjoyed their first few weeks at school settling in and learning new routines. They have been very busy exploring inside and outside, trying new activities and making new friends, being creative and using natural resources to make self-portraits as well as a painted portrait too. Some of the other activities we have been exploring include copying patterns, building strong structures at the STEM table and junk modelling where the children have impressed me with models such as a robot and a rabbit puppet. We also introduced the letters 's' 'a' 't' and looked at the sounds they make as well as how to form them.

We have introduced two books 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' and The Colour Monster' (links below to share at home). These two books are part of our 'Favourite Five' books for this half term which means they will be hearing them a lot over this half term. The books have been chosen so that the children can make links with home and their feeling and emotions.

Colour Monster

The Tiger who came to tea

What a busy few weeks!



This week we will continue to think about our feelings and draw things that make us happy, sad, angry and calm. We will also be thinking about things we like and things we don't like. As an ongoing activity, the children will be learning to form the letters of their name by starting in the correct place.


In Maths we will be exploring the oneness of one and looking at the Numberblocks song video for ‘one’ 

We will then make up our own number 1 song  - "one shell, one heart, one pinecone, one die, and one elephant" - the children can sing it to any tune they like. 🎶 

We will also be learning to recognise numerals 1-5 and counting up to 5, then 10 objects, including an irregular arrangement. To help with this the children will learn the song "1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive".


In Phonics we will continue to go over 's' 'a' 't' and introduce 'p' 'i' 'n' 'm' 'd'. We have added the Jolly Phonics songs for you to go over them at home. 

Jolly phonics 42 sounds & vowel song

Phase 1 Phonics Letter Sounds (Set 1)

These Phase 1 videos help to introduce letter sounds and new vocabulary.

Phase 1 Phonics Letter Sounds (Set 2)

Week beginning 14.9.20 This week we will be.......

Wow! What a fantastic start to the term. Miss Walker and I are amazed at how well everyone has settled. Thank you for bearing with us during pick up and drop off as we appreciate that this has been a learning curve for us all. In order for this to work, please be mindful that different families have different circumstances.
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