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 19 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. 

Autumn Term 2023

Welcome back everyone!

We would like to give a special welcome to the Reception children starting with us this September. 

This term our learning theme is 'What's around me?' We will be reading a variety of different texts, including What the Ladybird Heard, Beegu and Window. Our class readers this term will include The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, The Enchanted Wood and The Little Red Hen. 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 begin to learn the letter sounds and will start to blend them together to read short words, with the help of our Frog called Fred.  In Maths we will use NCETM to support the children when learning about numbers in fun and exciting ways. We are looking 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 continue to 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 seasonal changes and weather patterns.  In PSHE our topics are ‘Being Me In My World' and 'Celebrating Differences'. We will be talking about ourselves and our rights and responsibilities within our class.  In Computing we will be looking at using computers, improving our mouse skills, making algorithms and debugging, as well as talking about how we can stay safe online. We will be learning about our local area in Geography, finding our school on a map and learning about the key features of maps. 

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.  

Ash Class Information

Ash Class Curriculum Overview

Term 1

Term 2


'What's Around Me?' Knowledge Organiser