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Exe Valley

Ash Class

Welcome to Ash Class! We are Year 1 and Year 2.

Our teachers are Mrs Woolacott and Mrs Harris. We are supported by Mrs Skinner and Mrs Manns. We are a positive, friendly and hardworking group of children who love to learn! We are working on developing a growth mindset and know that we can achieve anything we set our mind to!

Each term we explore a new topic, with a geography or history driver. We aim to find the information needed to answer our big question. We make links between all subjects where we can. In Ash, we believe that learning should be engaging, exciting and focused! We really immerse ourselves in our topics; creating, finding and exploring as well as independently searching and discovering answers for questions that we find interesting. We believe in collaborative conversations linked to learning, sharing ideas and debating different concepts and views. This allows us to have greater responsibility and power in taking control of our own learning and we find this method rewarding and beneficial! Have a look at our rolling programme. More detail, including key learning, subject overviews and curriculum statements, can be found under the Curriculum tab.

KS1 Rolling Programme

Reading is REALLY important in Ash Class. We have daily phonics (Y1) sessions, following the Little Wandle systematic synthetic phonics programme. We also read in small group 3 times a week, developing our fluency, prosody and comprehension. Each week we visit the school library and choose a new 'reading for pleasure' book. The librarians help us vary our reading diet.  

Phonics Programme Overview

This half term our topic has a geography driver, and is called 'Sensational Safaris!' 

This topic focuses on the geography of Kenya through focusing on the main human and physical features of the country. Children will learn about the key geographical features of the country including Kenyan wildlife, landscapes and culture. 

We are hoping to visit the zoo and see some of these animals for ourselves!

Sensational Safaris Learning Map Sensational Safaris Knowledge Organiser

Sensational Safaris Pick and Mix Home Learning Sensational Safaris Cover Page





There is lots of information about how to support your child's learning on the 'how to help your child at home' page under 'home schooling'. CLICK HERE 

 Here we are enjoying our Grandparents tea party as part of our 'Toys from the past' history topic:

We love to perform! Here we are on stage during our Harvest Festival: 

We are very lucky to have undercover outdoor provision. This helps us bridge the gap from continuous provision in EYFS to more structured learning in Y2. 

Here is our classroom: