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

ASPIRE to be the best you can be; always.


The Classroom

Welcome to Ash Class

(Reception and Year 1)

This year Ash Class is a mixed Reception and Year 1 group of 24 children who are supported by Miss Linthorne, who is the class teacher and Mrs Baker and Miss Nurcombe. We enjoy a play based curriculum in the Early Years and aim to do lots of our learning through a range of active tasks in Year 1 too. 

In Ash Class we enjoy working hard and striving to be 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. 

Summer Term 2021 Terms 5 and 6 

This term our topic is 'Would you be friends with a pirate?' We will be reading and learning about stories and texts which have pirates and the seaside as their central theme. We will continue to develop our phonics using Read Write Inc and we will also be developing our writing by learning about different genres. In Science our topic is 'Plants' and what they need to grow well. We will be studying different types of plants and using our observation skills to investigate how they are similar and different. In PSHE we will be talking about relationships and changes that occur during our lives. In Art we will be investigating different media, such as drawing and printing to make our own topic-related art work. In RE we will be talking about the Jewish faith and learning about key festivals that are celebrated and what they mean to people of the Jewish faith. In Humanities we will be learning about the oceans and the continents of the world and also investigating famous pirates. We will be learning about maps and making our own treasure maps while learning in our pirate ship role-play area. 

At the bottom of the page you will find examples of knowledge organisers which will support your learning during this topic. 

The children will be continuing to join in with physical activity and so PE kits will need to be in school everyday. As the classrooms will continue to be well ventilated, we would ask that the children bring an extra layer of clothing to wear over their school uniform during the colder weather. 

We look forward to seeing you all back and ready to continue your learning on Monday 19th April 2021. 

The Learning Environment and Class Displays


What have we been doing?

We have been counting objects and matching them to the numbers. 


We had a fabulous 'Pirate Day' in Ash Class. We enjoyed lots of pirate activities, including making coins, building pirate ships and walking the plank!

We also had a visit from 'Captain Comber' which the children really enjoyed!