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Ash Class is taught by Mrs Wiedman (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and Miss Taylor (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Autumn Term 2021

On Wednesday 1st December everyone in school enjoyed a delicious Christmas Lunch to begin the Season's festivities.

Ash Class enjoyed a snowy trip to Carlisle Cathedral to compare this special Christian place of worship to their village Church, St Bride's.  The children had a tour around the Cathedral and then took part in some practical workshops.

As part of their RE topic the children visited St. Bride's Church.  Rev. Bryan told the children all about the main features of the church and about the history of church and Kirkbride. 

The class along with Acorn Class thoroughly enjoyed their session with Razzamatza- Theatre School exploring and developing their performance skills through dance, acting and singing! 

As part of their science topic all about Seasons the children enjoyed a scavenger hunt around school looking for signs of Autumn.  We are so lucky to have lots of trees and nature in our school grounds.

The children enjoyed their 'Forest School' day at Stocks Wood - they used nature to re-create faces and explored the woodland for different natural resources to use. They also took part in activities and games around the woodland. 

Everyone in school enjoyed our annual Harvest Assembly with Rev. Bryan.

Ash Class have had a busy start to the new school year... a Multi-skills Festival at Nelson Thomlinson School and some spring bulb planting!

Summer Term 2021

End of times...

Ash Class had fun 'baking' in the sun.  They listened well, followed a recipe, learned new skills and made delicious banana bread as part of their Fair Trade topic.  Thank you to Miss C. Taylor for coming into school to help.

All the classes enjoyed a brilliant time with Professor Pumpernickel.  A fantastically funny yet educational show. The children were hooked by his scientific stunts, mind bending magic, fire explosions and lots of mess.

Our annual Sports Day was great fun!  Although a little different the children all participated in all the events and the winning house was 'Great Gable - Yellow' who showed best team spirit! 

Ash class travelled my coach (which was very exciting) to Tullie House in Carlisle to explore the exhibition all about 'Driggsby' the fin whale who was found on the in beach in Cumbria. 

They loved exploring and investigating all of the multi-sensory activities and learning about whales including seeing the huge whale bones!

Ash Class had an exciting sporting morning when they travelled to Nelson Thomlinson and competed in a Year 1 and 2 Multi-skills Festival!  The children were praised and awarded for their amazing team spirit. Go Kirkbride!

The class took part in a science workshop with Mrs Salkeld from Watchtree Nature Reserve to investigate the creatures living in the school grounds including the pond and woodland area. 

Ash Class had a very a enjoyable drumming workshop with Zozo learning all about beat and rhythm.

The children enjoyed their SCARF Workshop with Jackie Baker, from Life Education learning all about the body, parts of the body and how to stay healthy and clean.  Harold the Giraffe sang a lovely song all about the body. Thank you to Jackie for helping the children with their SCARF and Science learning.

The class decided to enter the 'Royal Mail Stamp Design Competition'... honouring heroes of the coronavirus pandemic on stamps. 

These are some of their entries which we think are fabulous!

The children enjoyed trying different foods which were kindly donated be Asda.  The children enjoyed talking about likes, dislikes, flavours and textures.  After tasting, the children were able to make their own kebabs.

Ash Class thoroughly enjoyed their day at Stocks Wood with their Reception friends.  They learned about food chains, talked about where food comes from and read the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar'  And of course independent free time in the forest learning areas and a yummy treat  - toasting marshmallows on the fire and eating s'mores! 

Ash Class love their outdoor provision where they can build on their learning from EYFS and enjoy working together or independently.  It's always great fun..especially when the sun is shining.

In PE they have been working with the CUFC Dance Coach...

The children enjoyed during their Literacy lesson talking to a papaya based around the story 'The Papaya that spoke".  They explored this new fruit and some enjoyed tasting it! They also enjoyed learning about and playing some African music using some percussion instruments. 

Ash Class have been looking at the colours and patterns used in African art, textiles and pottery.  In the outdoor area they enjoyed creating some of their own African patterns on the paths with chalk.

Spring Term 2021
Ash Class and Acorn Class enjoyed a Springtime walk to the Kirkbride Community Garden.  They searched for Easter eggs, had an Easter picnic and  sang some spring time songs.  What a 'Hoppy' Day they all had! 
Ash Class had lots of fun creating block diagrams this week.  They were able to sort objects  make tally charts, displays results and interpret data.  Brilliant mathematicians!
The children enjoyed a week of maths lessons learning all about measuring. They had fun learning about capacity - using mathematical language, estimating, comparing and measuring with increasing accuracy. 

On 8th March 2021 the children returned to school after 'Lockdown'...

In science they started to learn about materials.  As part of this they enjoyed learning about absorbent materials.  This was during their art lesson when they created patterns with felt-tip pens, water and filter paper.  They observed the water and the pen ink absorb into the filter paper.  This made a beautiful pattern!  Once the filter paper was dried the children made paper into their own unique flowers to take home as a special present for Mums and Mother's Day.  A really creative, scientific lesson! 

Autumn Term 2020
We had a really big surprise when Santa and his Elf made a special visit.  Santa read out his 'good' list and he left us presents, we found them in a special sack in our classroom! 
What a wonderful Festive time in school....class parties, a Polar Express Day, PTA Activity Afternoon, outdoor Carol singing and a Christmas jumper day! Wow!
Acorn and Ash Class enjoyed a 'Winter Wonderland' walk to the Kirkbride Community Garden. The children enjoyed exploring the environment, playing with friends, listening to winter stories and drinking hot chocolate! Yummy!
Christmas lunch is always a highlight of the year - yummy food, pulling crackers, wearing party hats and listening to festive music. Merry Christmas everyone!
Ash Class sent some very colourful, festive pictures to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle to brighten everyone's day! 
Ash Class enjoyed a visit from Silverband Falconry with lots of amazing owls.  The children enjoyed learning about the owls, drawing them and getting close up to observe their beaks and feathers.
On the 11th November we held an outdoor Remembrance Service - the children placed their Poppy pebbles on the school playground and listened to poems read by staff and pupils.  Then Mr Stalker played 'The Last Post' and everyone stood very still and quiet for two minutes as a mark of respect for soldier who have fought and died in conflict.  "We will remember them"
Ash Class enjoyed their second visit this year to Stocks Wood Forest School. This time the Reception children from Acorn Class went along for the day they all had a fantastic time working and playing together in the outdoors.  Lots of great team working and exploring around the woods.
Ash Class enjoyed making some sound firework poems using the musical instruments, making chalk firework pictures indoors and outdoors and writing firework shape poems.
There were some very spooky goings on in Ash Class before half term....


The children have enjoyed writing instructions for Paddington Bear to help him make a marmalade sandwich.  They have also worked hard on their observational drawings in art. 

A spring time walk to lift our spirits - March 2020

Spring Term 2020 - Carlisle Music Festival

Spring Term 2020

Acorn and Ash Classes (N-Year 2) had a super day out visiting Wigton Fire Station. They learned about the role of firefighters and the equipment they use, as well as learning more about fire prevention and safety. They have been learning about the events surrounding the Great Fire of London and how these were recorded in Samuel Pepys’ diary. This has included ordering the events in chronological order, comparing and contrasting firefighters now and in the past plus writing in first person as Samuel Pepys.  In art, they designed their own Tudor/ Stuart houses and looked at the structure and lines of the old houses.  Then in DT they made ther own 'Great Fire of London' 3D scene by using boxes and paper.  They have read books of Julia Donaldson, with ‘Superworm’ being a firm favourite. They created their own job for Superworm.

In RE they have been thinking about 'Special Places,' they visited St Bride's Church in the village to learn about the history of the Church and to think about why it is a very special place in Kirkbride.

They have been working hard on their singing skills with Mrs Wiedman and are preparing their performance of action songs and rhymes to take part in Carlisle Music Festival on Tuesday 10th March 2020


Autumn Term 2019

Ash Class (Year 1 and 2) have embraced the time of year by writing Autumn poems and learning Bonfire Night songs. They have been thinking forward to the spring and helped to plant spring bulbs in the community garden with some of the older children in school. They are enjoying their new class book ‘Traction Man’ by Mini Grey and their topic of ‘Toys and Games’. The children brought in their own dolls and action figures from home and wrote character descriptions of them and drew their own pictures. They thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Carlisle United to learn all about Teamwork and to take part in a special PE lesson in the Neil Sports Centre.  They also had a short tour of the ground and even sat in the Directors’ Box!

Our ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ story map

Some of our sea topic art work

Summer trip to Allonby and Maryport Aquarium