Year 1

Our Teachers

Miss Shacklady (1ES)

Born in Southport, I moved to Stoke-on-Trent to do a Law degree at Keele University. I then enjoyed working with families in a Child Protection role for three years, before re-training for my PGCE at Nottingham University in 2015. Here, I specialised in EYFS and KS1. I then undertook my first year of teaching in Year One in a school in Nottinghamshire. I joined Ash Green in 2017 where the children are exceptional, and every day is an adventure. I am particularly enthusiastic about immersive, active learning using multi-sensory approaches and the outdoors wherever possible. I think that a day without fun and laughter is a day wasted! I lead PE in school alongside Mr Wignall and Miss Gurney.

Mr Wignall (1MW)

I have worked at Ash Green Academy for two years in Reception and Year 1. Before this I completed my teacher training at Keele University after working in the private sector for 10 years. I love working at Ash Green as the children are brilliant and have a fantastic thirst for learning. I am looking forward to working in KS1 this year with more fantastic children and a fantastic team.


What we're learning this term

Maths Year-1-Spring 

Year 1 Writing Spring

Helpful links to support home learning

My Maths homework website:

Spelling Shed homework website:

Timestable Rockstars website:

Our Year 1 memories so far...

A visit from the Teddy Bears' Hospital Our trip to 'Manchester Runway Visitor Park' The Sikh Gurdwara visit Making marmalade sandwiches