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Spring has sprung at Ashbeach school! A surprise has arrived and something eggciting has happened !!

7th March World book day-Snuggle down and read a book!

Autumn 2 was extremally busy-getting ready for Christmas-A Christmas concert-A pony visiting to deliver presents-Santa dash to keep us fit and a Christmas party. Fun was had by all!

Autumn 2 has been busy!

We love reading at Ashbeach School!

We have choosen 10 of our favourite books-enjoy reading them at home.

We enjoy visiting the school library.

We start Little Wandle our validated phonics scheme in week 1. Please help your child practice what has been taught in class and share their reading book and pleasure for reading book at least 3 times a week.

Thank you for attending the Phonics-reading cafe.

Welcome to Penguin Class

September 2023

we started the year exploring the Ashbeach school environment-What fun we had!

Autumn Term Classroom activities 2022

Little Wandle-Phonics-Homework Help

Ashbeach School, are delighted to be working in partnership with

'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds' to improve outcomes for all children.


We have introduced the revised ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ which is a complete systematic, synthetic phonics programme.


Little Wandle Letters and Sounds draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.


Phonics begins in Nursery – Daily ‘phase 1’ activities are introduced to embed the foundations for phonics. This will ensure children are well prepared to begin grapheme–phoneme correspondence and blending at the start of Reception. Daily phonic sessions continue into Year 1 and the Autumn term in Year 2.


Throughout the phonics programme, progress is tracked and monitored closely to identify children who require ‘keep up’ sessions. These short sessions will be specific to individual needs and will take place throughout the school day.


Children in Key Stage 2 will continue to receive ‘keep up’ interventions until they have a secure knowledge of phonic phases 1-5.


We will be informing you shortly on each phase, how phonics is taught in school and how you can support at home.

We had an unexpected visit from Aliens...…(please be aware the children have been informed this is fantasy)

A letter arrived on our 'Alphabet' dress up day saying......

Dear Ashbeach School,

I am writing from the UK Alien research team,

There has been an Alien siting within the school grounds and it is up to you to investigate this!  Explore and investigate the crash site, taking photographs.  Take the evidence back to the classroom and then unlock the code!

We then had so much fun descibing what we had found and informed Mrs Challinor of the findings.  This has been the start of our Poetry work, watch this space to find out more!


Spring 2022:

Happy New Year !

It is lovely to be back after a disruptive stint in school before Christmas.  We have enjoyed exploring our theme 'Winter' and we are looking forward to exploring the Curriculum topic 'The Wider World'.


Welcome to Penguin Class-Reception/Year 1.

Autumn 1:


How excited we have all been to be back into school, it is starting to feel 'normal' after such a difficult period.

The adults have been getting to know us and we have been carrying out baseline activities.

We carry out a phonics lesson everyday, have a look at what activities we carry out.

'The Train Ride'-Story Time Phonics

We always start the session with a story and hands on experience.  We enjoyed making binoculars to go on a autumn hunt-'ee' 'ee' 'What can you see?'

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