Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Welcome to Ash Class- Reception

Class teacher- Miss Bull     Teaching Assistant- Miss Rusch     Support Assistants- Mrs Clay and Mrs McCarthy

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Important dates to remember:

Thursday the 4th of May- Our visit to Ponderosa 

Friday the 5th of May- Coronation Creation Competition 


 Key days of our week:


 Phonics folders and homework book containing the homework tasks for the week will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on the following Wednesday. 


Reading books (group reading and phonics targeted book): changed on a Friday. Please ensure the reading record is signed. 

Library book: changed during our library session on a Friday.


Fridays (Please send your child to school in their P.E kit).


Please remember to send your child with a water bottle.

Summer 1 

Our Topic Question:

How does your garden grow?

Our Key Texts:

Supertato and Jasper's Beanstalk


Consolidating our number bond facts to 5 and 10

To 20 and beyond 

First, then and now

Our visits and visitors:

Mr Price is going to visit Ash class to answer some of our questions about gardening and having an allotment.

The children have thought of some questions to ask:

  • What is an allotment?
  • What do you grow?
  • What tools do you use? 
  • How do you know the vegetables are ready to dig up/pick?

Ponderosa Zoo- A wild workshop and a tour around the zoo with a zoo keeper. 

The Garden Centre- To see different kinds of flowers. 


We will also be making close observations of our environment around us, including the seasonal changes and thinking about special celebrations that are going to be taking place and why they are special to certain people in our community.


Here is some of our learning so far...


Phonics videos for parents 

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

 Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception 


How we teach blending