Welcome to Ash, Oak and Pine


For a whole week Year 1 had a very special visitor! Rebecca the Leopard Gecko. We enjoyed investigating the features of the Gecko and finding out how those features helped Rebecca survive in her habitat. Lukas said “Rebecca is great because she has yellow and black bumpy skin so she can hide in the sand.”


Year 1 enjoyed discovering the different toys in the Museum of Childhood. We focused on exploring the changes the toys had made over time. We loved comparing the Teddy bears from different periods and identifying when they were made during our workshop.

Charlie said ” I knew Paddington Bear was the same age as my Mummy”.


Year 1 became true explorers! We have enjoyed a wonderful gardening workshop where we learnt how to recognise different animal trails. We loved making our own animal trails in clay, then went off to discover some real life trails in our school garden. Rana said “Look it’s amazing, I made sharp cat prints.”


Year 1 had an exciting visit from an author last week. Claire Alexander came in and gave the children an insight into her creative process. The children of year one also wrote their own stories in her style and produced excellent illustrations.


Year 1 had an amazing time at the Florence Nightingale Museum. They listened to Florence Nightingale retelling the important part she played to help care for the soldiers. Then they explored the museum acquiring new information to complete their workbooks. Adam said ” I loved dressing up as a dirty, sick soldier”. You can see the exciting photo’s in our class special books.


Year 1 went on an exciting trip to Hackney Library last week. They had fun exploring the wide variety of children’s books available and all had the opportunity to take a book out. They will be able to enjoy these books in the coming weeks as part of our class book corner.


Year 1 enjoyed their first parent reading session last week. It was great to see so many parents and carers joining us in our classrooms to share stories and see where our learning happens. Parent reading is every Friday from 9.00 – 9.15 – we look forward to seeing you there!