Welcome to Ash

Instructor - Ash Nikki Thornton
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Ash Class is a small bespoke class consisting of four pupils with a curriculum tailored to the individual needs of the pupils including;

  • Improving their social skills
  • Support in self-managing their emotional needs
  • Accessing the community
  • Improving their independence
  • Improving their tolerance to challenging environments and situations
  • Making progress across the academic curriculum7

Autumn Term 1 Timetable 2019


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning- Roald Dahl Autumn Term 1 2019
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsWe are going to re visit mass and weight of objects by comparing ourselves to our peers in class. We will record lour findings in graphs and charts. Compare mass and weights of objects around the home and within the community.
English We will be studying a range of Roald Dahl books including the enormous crocodile, The giraffe, the Pelly and me and George’s marvellous medicine. We will be looking at a range of writing styles to include rhymes, alliteration and similes. Share your favourite Roald Dahl book. Have you seen any of the films? Who’s your favourite character?
I.C.T We are looking at e-safety and the security of our online digital ownership. Start to think about taking ownership of your digital areas by creating a personalised desktop or by sending an email to a friend or family member.
PSHE and CitizenshipASDAN out in the community. Practice accessing the community appropriately and safely.
D.TWoodwork – we will be replicating out favourite funfair rides with a variety of tools and materials. Visit the funfair to find out your favourite ride. Explore and experience using tools around the home.
GeographyWe will be looking at plans, maps and designs of the school from a birds eye view while considering position and size of objects.Find a map of your local area and work out how to get to your favourite area using positional language.
ArtWe are continuing the topic of drawing. We will use a variety of mediums including HB pencils, charcoal, oil pastels and watercolours to draw/paint pictures of Roald Dahl characters and scenes. We will learn how to draw like Quinten Blake using our own interpretation. We will consider how to improve our work through analysis and feedback activitiesTry and follow a step by step drawing activity on you tube for beginners. Try to draw a picture of your favourite Roald Dahl character.
ScienceWe will be growing our own plants and investigating how light affects the growth of a plant. We will be investigating results with simple equipment and recording data accurately to form accurate conclusions.Explore and experience What grows in your garden. What do plants need to grow?