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 Sarah Woodman.

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Recent Ash News

School's Back! Hurrah!

We are pleased to announce that, following a great deal of planning and re-organisation of space, we are able to welcome back the remaining Year-groups for the last few weeks of term.  The return of... Read more

Miss Allsop models PPE

Our lovely pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were given a demonstration of the appearance of an adult dressed in PPE (this, following our successful fire drill using new, separate exit... Read more

Saskia spends Easter supporting the NHS

One of our pupils has spent her Easter break helping to make free scrubs for the NHS staff that are much needed at this time. Saskia, in Ash class, has been learning how to cut pockets and what all... Read more

Airthrie Christmas Movie

An excellent Christmas Market was organised by the ever enthusiastic Class Reps and Claire Haines.   The total raised was £960.00.   What a wonderful achievement!  A big thank you to all of the... Read more

Year 1 & 2 Visit to the Literature Festival

Ash and Beech had a fantastic time at the Literature festival on Tuesday where they received a talk by Tracey Corderoy author of 'Cooking up a Baddie'.See what the children had to say in their write... Read more

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