West Huntspill Academy, New Road, West Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3QE
Tel: 01278 783842
East Huntspill Academy, New Road, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PT
Tel: 01278 782453

west@thpa.theplt.org.uk / east@thpa.theplt.org.uk

The Huntspill Primary Academies

WE learn, WE achieve, WE flourish


Welcome to Ash Class

(Reception and Year 1)

This year Ash Class is a mixed group of 20 Reception and Year 1 children who are supported by Miss Linthorne and Mrs Wainwright. We enjoy an active curriculum in Reception, which encourages the children to develop their knowledge and understanding whilst helping them to work with greater independence. We give the Year 1 children opportunities for practical learning and open-ended tasks to promote deeper thinking and to support the development of resilience in their learning.

In Ash Class we enjoy working hard to help us to become the best that we can be. We like to put lots of our work on display so that we can celebrate the wonderful things we have been doing and learning. We are friendly, kind and helpful to others and have an excellent attitude towards our work.

We repsect ourselves, respect others and respect our environment. 

Spring Term 2024

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful break over Christmas.  

This term our learning theme is 'What'could it be made of?' We will be reading a variety of different texts, including Traction Man, Cinderella and different versions of The Three Little Pigs. Our class readers this term will include Flat Stanley, What we'll build, Mr Wolf's Pancakes, Lost in the toy museum and Toys in the past.We will continue to develop our knowledge of phonics using Read Write Inc and this will help support our spelling and reading skills. During this term the Reception children will continue to learn to blend the sounds together to read short words, with the help of our Frog called Fred.  The children will bring home reading books as they become happier with blending the sounds. In Maths we will use NCETM to support the children when learning about numbers in fun and exciting ways. We continue to foster a love of Maths in Ash Class this year which will give the children good foundations when they move throughout the school. We encourage the children to investigate and reason about their maths, talking about what they are doing, why they have chosen this method and how they could change their approach when needed.  In Science we will be learning about different everyday materials and their uses.  In PSHE our topics are ‘Dreams and  Goals' and 'Healthy Me'. We will be talking about ourselves, our goals in school and for the future and how we can keep our bodies and minds healthy.  In Computing we will be learning about programming, data handling and learning about staying safe online. We will be learning about history within living memory and we will be finding out about toys that we play with and toys from the past. We will be investigating and designing boats in DT, linking to the materials studied in Science.  

We are looking forward to another exciting term!  

The Learning Environment and Class Displays


What have we been doing?

We have been learning about the human body. 


We have been designing and making puppets. 

We drew our designs and then decided which materials we would use. 

Then we made the puppets.