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

Spring term 1 Timetable


Curriculum Information for parents. Thematic Planning-Gangsta Granny by David WalliamsSpring Term 1
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
MathsThis half term we will be learning how to skip counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will be practicing our number bonds to 10. We will be revisiting 2D and 3D Shapes. Play skip counting games like hopscotch. Make up and practice your own rhymes when adding number bonds to make 10. Read number bonds nursery rhymes together.
English In English we will be reading the book ‘Gangsta Granny’ By David Walliams. We will be reviewing the characters using descriptive words and by creating Venn Diagrams. We will be learning about Onomatopoeia, Alliteration and writing, using different writing styles. Watch the film ‘Gangsta Granny’ together. Share and enjoy the story together. Practice your own made up Alliteration sentences when out and about.
ScienceBiology – The digestive system. We will be covering a healthy diet, oral hygiene, where our food goes and how it affects our bodies. We will be learning about the organs within the digestive system and their functions with fun practical experiments. When eating dinner think about what you are eating…… can you group foods into carbohydrate, protein, dairy and fat? Try to think about what happens when we swallow our food.
I.C.TIn ICT we will be using different computer programs to create wanted posters, and sales adverts. We will be creating interactive stories using different writing Apps. Watch clips of the film on you tube. Explore with different Apps on the IPad or use different software to create your own pictures.
PSHE and CitizenshipIn PHSE we will be learning about and challenging stereotypes. We will learn about growing from old to young as well as basic road safety. Look at photos of different older members of the family. Compare when they were younger to now. Discuss how they have changed.
D.T We will be designing and making jewellery boxes, and using different materials and tools to create the Crown Jewels and The Tower of London. Look at pictures of famous landscapes and monuments and enjoy messy, sensory play creating your own paper Mache structures and painting.
Humanities In Humanities we will be studying London, Italy and St. Petersburg studying maps, architecture and culture. Look through photos, pictures or videos of different places you have visited and discuss similarities and differences.
ArtWe will be designing and making our own jewellery; we will learn to generate ideas based on preferences of others and use a variety of tools and materials to make a variety of pieces of jewellery. Do you have any jewellery at home? Have a closer look and use as inspiration. What material is it made from? How has it been put together?