Peterchurch Primary School

Ash class

(Reception and Year 1)

Welcome to Ash Class!

Ash class is a mixed Reception and Year 1 class with a fantastic learning environment with indoor and outdoor spaces.  We split into our year groups for a lot of our learning, making most of the additional classroom we have use of. 

If you have any queries, please come and speak to us.

Teachers: Mrs Hill (Monday – Thursday) and Mrs Reynolds (Friday).
Teaching Assistant: Ms Nash (Monday – Friday).
Starting School Brochure 2021



Curriculum Overviews

Please click on the attachment below to find out more about the Curriculum content for each class.

Ash Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Ash Curriculum Overview Autumn 1

Ash Curriculum Overview Autumn 2

Ash Curriculum Overview Spring 1

Ash Curriculum Overview Spring 2

Ash Curriculum Overview Summer 1 2022


Our current topic is The Mesozoic Era (dinosaurs) and we are very excited about it.  We have started to learn about different dinosaurs, their diets and their unique features.  We have started to put together a simple time line to show when certain dinosaurs lived and to help us to understand how long ago it was that they lived on Earth.

We made our own salt dough fossils to use in our imaginative play and in our planning discussions we had hoped to go on a fossil hunt to find something real…

Fossil Hunting in Porth-yr-Ogof

What an amazing day underground!  In October we visited Porth-yr-Ogof in the Brecon Beacons.  Initially we explored the surface area and learned about the 320million year old limestone, and how the caves are formed.  We walked to the resurgence (which is where the river emerges from the cave) followed by our lunch - hidden from the rain in the van before putting on our kit to go caving.

Once kitted up, we headed down a slope to find the large main entrance where we looked at the old red sandstone (400 million years old) that had been washed into the cave by the river over time.

We all learned how to switch on our own lights and headed further into the cave.  We found some daylight shining through an aven which we’d seen when we were exploring the surface.  After much excitement about the daylight, we crawled across a passage to find another aven with a little challenge.  All the children amazed us with their confidence and after watching Mrs Hill slide down, had a go themselves!

This led us to the passage with the main ammonite fossil we wanted to find.  We talked a bit about how fossils are formed and luckily we remembered some of what we had learned in class.

From here we explored a little more of the cave, spotting some stalagmites and stalactites on our way out.

We are very proud of everyone in the class, they behaved impeccably and showed such confidence and enthusiasm throughout the day!  Well done!

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Reception Baseline Assessment - Information for Parents Sep 21