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Ash ...Year 1

Mrs Linsey Derounian

I have had a diverse and wide-ranging career in education and teaching.


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Mrs Biddy Wilshaw

I have responsibility for Form Ash, working closely with Mrs Derounian. Prior to this, f...

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Mrs Fiona Beck

My first full time teaching post was as a Class Teache...

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Mr Nick Baynham

I have a passion for sport and coaching; in particular rugby, swimming and football.


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Support Staff

Mr Matthew Medhurst, Mrs Pauline Drury, Mrs Jane Dale

About Ash

Year 1 is a very important time for children at Airthrie School. During this year we witness the children taking great strides in terms of both personal and academic development. As they move from the Foundation Stage the time spent on play-based activities diminishes and learning becomes more subject based. There is still a strong emphasis on learning through practical activities and we pride ourselves on creating a stimulating, safe and engaging learning environment for our pupils.

We recognise and encourage children’s social development, helping them to grow in confidence both with their peers and with adults. We go on visits to a wide variety of venues: in the recent years we have been to The Cheltenham Literature Festival, @Bristol, the Cotswold Farm Park, Cotswold Wildlife Park, kite flying on Crickley Hill and strawberry picking at a local “Pick your Own”. We also have a number of invited guests who visit us in the classroom to share their experiences and skills.


Recent Ash News


Building Castles

Pupils in Year 1 have been very busy making castles. The...
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Swim Gala - Years 1 and 2

Yesterday was the occasion of our annual Key Stage 1...
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Cotswold Farm Park

The pupils in Form Ash had a super trip on Monday to th...
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