Hormead C of E
First and Nursery School

"Love of Learning, Love of Life Itself and Love of God"

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." John 10:10

Ash Class Nursery and Reception

Welcome to Ash Class

We are the Nursery and Reception class here at Hormead; our class teacher is Mrs Guilliam. Mrs Plumb, Mrs Wade and Mrs Livings are our lovely teaching assistants. 

Every Wednesday, Mrs Wignall teaches us at Forest School. We have our PE session on a Thursday. 

On our class page, you will find regular updates on our learning and useful information. Alongside our page, please see Class Dojo for our regularly updated class stories and any new messages. We will continually update yourselves on any key dates, events, reminders or important information, therefore, please check daily.

If you have any questions or any concerns, you are very welcome to message us through Class Dojo. 

Many thanks and kind regards, 

Mrs Guilliam


Our Team

Mrs Guilliam

Class Teacher

Mrs Plumb

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Wade

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Kim Livings

Early Years Practitioner


Our Curriculum 2022-2023


Autumn 1Let's Explore 
Autumn 2Marvellous Machines - (to include a visit to Duxford IWM)
Spring 1Animal Safari 
Spring 2Ready Steady Grow
Summer 1Long Ago
Summer 2On The Beach


Our curriculum topic planning uses Curriculum Maestro, however our daily activities, teaching and learning are also led by the children's own interests and curiosities.

What does a day in Ash Class look like?


Each morning begins with 'busy fingers' (a range of fine motor skills activities) as the children come in and settle, and registration takes place.


We do a daily phonics session following Little Wandle. We also have daily Maths sessions. Throughout the week, we also have a range of other adult-led sessions such as Literacy, RE, PE and PSHE.


We also spend lots of time in 'busy learning' (child-initiated play) where the children have the opportunity to play, create and explore their own interests and ideas. Children have access to our well-resourced indoor and outdoor areas.


In our class, we also love to share stories together and explore lots of interesting types of books!


Spring 1 Sounds - Phase 3

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families to help them support the learning at home.

Autumn 2 Sounds - Phase 2

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2 video is designed to be shared with families to help them to support learning at home.

Autumn 1 Sounds - Phase 2

Ash Class - Fortnightly Update