Year 1

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 recent years we have been to The Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cotswold Farm Park, Cotswold Wildlife Park, kite flying on Crickley Hill and strawberry picking at a local Pick your Own site.  We also have a number of invited guests who visit us in the classroom to share their experiences and skills.

Class Parent Representatives are Mrs Natasha Cunningham and Mrs Claire Jackson.

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Recent Ash News

Dear Greenpeace

The children in Ash were writing letters to Greenpeace as part of their Literacy, the work produced was outstanding. Here are just a few examples from the... Read more

Our Outing to the Airport

An exciting morning at Gloucestershire Airport today for our Year 1 pupils.  The children were able to climb into two helicopters, pull the levers and try on the headphones for size!  This was... Read more

Christmas lunch with all the trimmings!

A delicious Christmas lunch was served to all pupils and staff today...turkey, roast potatoes, sprouts, stuffing balls and lots more, followed by a tasty Christmas pudding.  Thanks to our kitchen... Read more

'Silly' Cylinders in Year 1

We're learning to recognise and name 3D shapes in Year 1.  We have enjoyed creating our cyclinder puppets and are putting them on display in the Class... Read more

Year 1 and 2 at the Literature Festival

There was plenty of audience participation required during Year 1 and 2's outing to the Cheltenham Literature Festival last Thursday.  We were delighted that out of such a large audience, George in... Read more

Swim Gala - Key Stage 1

Yesterday morning we held our Fun Swimming Gala for Year 1 and 2 pupils at the Cheltenham Ladies' College pool.  The 2 width Championship Race was our first event and Charlotte was the winner... Read more

Westonbirt Arboretum - Science Outing

Willow, Ash and Beech pupils have recently enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of their Science learning.  This event consisted of activities including quizzes and... Read more

Easter craft in Year 1

Happy Easter to all Year 1 children from Mrs Wilshaw and Mrs Derounian.  We've enjoyed seeing your bright and beautiful chick paintings on the classroom wall and we hope you enjoy your Easter... Read more

Kouign-Amann Pastries

Huge thanks to Mr Hellerstein for bringing such delicious pastries to our Year 1 French lesson.  We are very lucky to have a chocolatier and baker making these wonderful items for our children to... Read more

Learning about Judaism in Year 1

Our thanks to Mr Hellerstein who visited Airthrie yesterday to talk to our Year 1 pupils about Judaism and Jewish everyday life.  He told us that he was born in Jerusalem and then read a story from a... Read more