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.


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Recent Ash News

World Book Day 2021

One of my personal favourites - World Book Day.  Everyone dressed up as book characters today to celebrate our favourite books. Spot the staff who joined in too!It's such a shame not everyone could... Read more

Ash & Beech bake biscuits

This week Ash and Beech class were tasked to make biscuits for their space topic. The children in school made theirs with Mrs Hodges and the children at home produced some lovely biscuits with... Read more


Ash and Beech have been learning about advent and made Christingle's. We do hope they enjoy lighting them at home (with adult... Read more

Christmas Lunch

Our cooks did a wonderful job preparing and cooking our Christmas lunch today. It looked and tasted wonderful so thank you to all of you. Here is a photographs of Ash and Beech enjoying theirs with... Read more

Nativity Teasers

Today Ash and Beech classes performed their Nativity for the camera. It's sad that they don't get to have an audience this year but the camera made them just as shy! They did brilliant - here are a... Read more