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Welcome to Reception!
Oak Class

Class teacher: Miss Hannah Goodman
TAs: Miss Elaine, Mrs Cane, Miss Hoque,
Lunchtime Assistants: Mrs Sustins, Mrs Leonard

PPA Cover: Mrs Gratwick

If you would like to hear how we pronounce the sounds that we teach the children, please look at this articulation of phonemes video. If you would like to know more about how to help your child read at home, please take a look at the "Reception reading" powerpoint below, which we shared at our reading meeting in September. You will find it underneath the text on this page

We are using this class page to share information, and photos, so do check it regularly. It will be updated about once every half term.

Class Routines

PE is on aTuesday afternoon and this half term the children are focussing on dance and marching music.
Please get your child to change their reading book every morning.

Your child needs a water bottle in school every day.

Please send your child to school in weather appropriate clothing, (warm coats, hats and gloves on cold days, a raincoat and with wellies in a bag if it has been raining or rain is forecast.)

Children need their book bags and reading records everyday and they need to change their reading books every day.

The Reception Gate opens at 8.45am. Please be vigilant for your children’s safety before the doors are opened in the morning and after they open at the end of the school day. This is especially important when your children are on climbing equipment. Toys in the outdoors and covered area are kept safe and tidy, please leave them packed away after school, ready for staff to set up for the children in the morning.

Homework: Simple letter sound practice and some fun maths will be sent home each Friday, related to the learning we have been doing that week. If the children bring this back during the week, they will get a fun stamp on it.

If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us briefly in the morning. If you need more time you can make an appointment to see the class teacher in a Monday Surgery session.

We are encouraging the children to be more independent. You can help by asking them to put their own things away in the morning. We are also encouraging them to assess their own safety when they are climbing trees and using our outdoor den building equipment. We ask them questions such as:

  • Are those branches strong enough to hold you?
  • Can an adult reach you if you get stuck?
  • Can you get down safely? If not don’t go that high
  • Can you lift it on your own or do you need a friend to help?
  • Did you bend your knees? (why do you need to bend your knees when you lift?)
  • Are you looking forwards? (don’t walk backwards)
  • Are you holding the stick pointing to the sky?

Our Learning This Half-Term

You can find out which phonemes and maths the children will be focussing on each week during this half term, by clicking the link for "Phonics and Number Spring 2nd half 2017" pdf below.

Our topic title this half term is Arctic Explorers. Click on the pdf document below, entitled "Growing Spring 2nd Half 2017 Topic Plan" to find out more about what is being covered in this topic. There is also a gardening vocabulary mat to see what kind of vocabulary you can discuss with yrou children to help them with this topic.

The section at the very bottom of this page is full of stories and songs that the children have been enjoying.

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