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

The Wonders of Woodlice

Today, Ash class had some little friends to visit in their science lesson! They talked about the ideal habitat for woodlice and even sang a song about it! They used magnifying glasses to look deeper... Read more


Today, the pupils in Ash wrote stories about their toys and shared them with each other on the carpet. Great imaginations and readings... Read more

Minibeast Adventures

Today, Ash and Beech used magnifying glasses to discover as many minibeasts as they could outside. They found worms, ants, woodlouse, flies and beetles! They had so much fun exploring the trees,... Read more

School's Back, September 3rd - Hurrah!

Further to our announcement in June that, following a great deal of planning and re-organisation of space, we  welcomed back the remaining Year-groups for the last few weeks of the Summer term, this... 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