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Verwood Church of England First School and Nursery


Welcome to Ash Base

Year 4

The School Day:

8:30am Ash Base Doors Open
8:40am Registration
9:00am Learning Starts
10:40 - 10:55am KS2 Breaktime
12:00 - 12:55pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:30pm Worship
3:00pm School day ends for Ash

Ash Base topics:

Autumn Term

  • All About Me Verwood Vs Champtoceaux
  • Great Britain Anglo Saxons 

Spring Term

  • Significant Individuals: Winston Churchill (WW2)
  • Our Wonderful World: The Rainforest

Summer Term

  • Communities: The Egyptians
  • Create and Perform

Ash Base team:

The teachers in Ash Base are Miss Tizzard and Mr Luford. We are extremely fortunate to have two wonderful teaching assistants Mr Bishopp and Mrs Safder.

Information about Ash Base:

Ash Base children are the role models for our school. We behave responsibly and demonstrate how to be good learners. As the eldest children in the school, we demonstrate our understanding of the 6 Rs of learning. We know that good learners are responsible, respectful, resilient, resourceful, reflective and reciprocal. We also know that these are just as important outside of school! We show and model these in our learning, our behaviour and in the completion of important jobs around the school. These jobs include; setting up the hall for worship and helping organise playtime games in our role as positive play leaders.

We have two classrooms in our base which can be separated by a screen. The screen is usually shut for Literacy, Numeracy and Guided Reading. We love using the ICT suite, which is right next door to us. We use this to help our learning, but we also get to use it in choosing time. Choosing time is when we are rewarded for our good behaviour throughout the week. We can also choose from different activities, such as playing on the Wii, arts and crafts activities or playing games. We are fortunate enough to have Mrs Pagden come in every week to help us make exciting things. 

We are the only base that have our own trays to keep our bookbags and things in. If our handwriting is really neat, we get given a pen licence which means we can use our pen in literacy.

Ash base is a fun and exciting base to be in. In the summer term we go to Springhead in Fontmell Magna for three days. Here we learn about plants, animals and our environment. We can even drink from the spring! 

Ash Base Governor is: Mrs Anna Kennedy.