Welcome to Year 1

Frog Class is taught by Mrs Cowden and supported by Mrs Bradford, Mrs Kean and Miss Porter.

Dragonfly Class is taught by Miss Beresford (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Goodfellow (Wed-Fri) and

supported by Mrs Pledger.

Butterfly Class is taught by Miss Cole and supported by Mrs Mitchell.


There is also additional information for parents at the bottom of this page.

AUTUMN TERM 1: How can we be superheroes? The principle of Diversity


Curriculum Map Autumn 1st 2017

Year One dressed up as Superheroes for Superhero Day and did lots of good deeds around the school.  The children commented on how they felt  ' good' and were happy to do exciting jobs that they had never done before.  Some of their good deeds included - sharpening pencils, tidying book corners, sorting lost property and sweeping leaves outside.  Great job Superheroes!

Harvest Festival

Year 1 shared a poem and song to Grandparents about our school grown produce and how it all starts as a little seed.

A little seed for me to sow, 

A little soil to make it grow.

A little hole, a little pat.

A little wish, and that is that.

A little sun, a little shower.

A little while, and then a flower.

This is our allotment, there's such a lot to see.

With our growing vegetables, there is no place we'd rather be.

Have you been here before or not, well let us show you what we've got.

A spade, a fork, a wheelbarrow.

Cabbage, runner beans, tomatoes and a marrow.

Watering can, a trowel, some seeds.

Cabbage, lettuce, a couple of weeds.

With our veg and plants, 

We can sing and dance.

See them sprout, watch them grow.

Pop along and say hello.

There's so much they can teach us all.

We'll laugh and learn, we'll have a ball.

It's such a special place to be.

In Ashley school's nursery.


Year 1 participated in Superhero training to see if they had the qualities it takes to be a superhero.  They participated in physical challenges, learnt how to care for animals and brain busting puzzles!  All of them achieved Superhero status and were awarded Superhero certificates and badges which they made a finger print on to show their unique ID.  

The children have also been dressing up as Superheroes and writing about their special Superhero powers.  They have been using capital letters, full stops as well as 'and' to extend their sentence.


Information for parents

Suggested books for Year 1 

Maths progressions in calculations

Year 1 Number Targets

Click on the above links to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.