Ash Class

Ash class is the name of the combined Reception and Year One class at Wirksworth Church of England Infant School. 

Mrs Emery is the class teacher and Mrs Chapman, Mrs  Flitter and Mrs Rapkin are the Teaching Assistants in our class on different days.

We have a large, bright classroom and a door out on to our outdoor play area. We're next door to the school office, so Mrs Haynes gets lots of visitors! 

We like to go on walks around Wirksworth with our friends from the WI Reception/Year One Class - finding out how the local environment changes through the seasons as well as other curriculum-based fact finding activities like finding numbers in the environment.  

BBC Bitesize resources especially for infants:


Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for very young children:


National Geographic Kids

Free access to the digital edition:


Online Safety

The tradition of making well dressings is an integral part of the Wirksworth festival.  Although the festival is cancelled this year due to COVID restrictions we still enjoyed making individual well dressings and took them to St Mary's church to display.

PE -This week we met Mrs Mitchell who is taking us for PE and played lots of games. 

Ash tree in leaf with ash keys
Ash tree in leaf with ash keys

After reading the story 'The Wind Blew'; we went outside and explored the wind with weather socks/ scarves and windmills.  We had a lovely time! 

We are studying Henri Rousseau in Art. His famous painting 'Surprise' was the stimulus for lots of exploratory work with pastels which we put together after the lesson to make our own painting.  

Today we went on a walk to look for signs of Autumn.  .  We found lots of brightly coloured leaves and noticed there were lots of dead grasses and plants in the hedgerow.  We had a lovely time but had to wrap up warm because it really is beginning to feel autumnal.  

Useful Websites 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well at home. Here are a few websites that you might like to use, they have some useful 'free' resources.  

For the phonics play resources DO NOT login ... you can access the Free games.


Balanceability..... so much fun!


We have been enjoying finding out about dinosaurs this week and using the dinosaur discovery area in the EYFS classroom.