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

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Welcome to Ash Class

(Reception and Year 1)

This year Ash Class is a mixed group of 23 Reception and Year 1 children who are supported by Miss Linthorne and Mrs Baker. Mrs Fear will also be teaching the class on Thursday afternoons. 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 enable us 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.

Autumn Term 2021

This term our topic is 'What’s Around Me?' We will be reading and learning about stories and texts which have different localities as their central theme. We will continue to develop our knowledge of phonics using Read Write Inc and we will be starting our phonics teaching with the reception children. We will also be developing our writing by learning about different genres through The Write Stuff. In Science our topic is 'Seasons’ and we will be looking at the changes we can observe between summer and autumn. In PSHE we will be talking about ourselves in our topic ‘Being Me’. In Art we will be using collage to create our own artwork and developing our knowledge of colour mixing. We will also be creating wax resist pictures. In RE we will be learning about what Christian’s believe about Jesus (Incarnation). We will be talking about some of the wonderful things that Jesus did, as well as learning about the birth of Jesus. In Humanities we will be studying our local area, looking at some of the key features that the children might see. We will be learning to play the ukulele in music this term and in PE we will be developing throwing and catching skills. The children will therefore need their PE kits in school every day.

We are looking forward to a productive and exciting term. 

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! 



Class Information