Welcome to Oak Class!
We have had a lovely term so far learning about school. We have started to learn routines such as lining up, sitting smartly (like strong gorillas) and taking part in group activities. We have begun to learn some sounds and have even practised making and reading some simple words. We are looking at numbers to 5 this half term and are practising using these in our play. Our topic, ‘Who am I?’ has led us to talking about our families, what makes us special as well as drawing and painting pictures of people in our lives. We have loved being creative with the art materials, playing in role play area and with the dolls’ house and building using a range of construction materials
What we are learning about
Autumn Term 1 - Who am I?
Our homework in Reception is linked to our current topic and you will have received a topic overview and suggestions of homework earlier in the term. The suggestions given will link in with what we are learning in the classroom and will help to consolidate your child’s learning, however we would value any other learning your child does at home. We would encourage you to go with your child’s interests when they are learning at home and use play as a means to learn. There is huge value in playing together as you can create opportunities for turn taking, number skills, speaking and listening…the list is endless! Sometimes we will send home extra paper based homework such as Phonics which we would ask for you to do together. Your child will also come home with a reading book and a library book. The reading book is to share together, encouraging your child to talk about what is happening and join in with some words if they can read them. Library books are chosen by the child for you to read to them at home. Any reading can be recorded in your child’s reading record. There are also some book based challenges at the front to do too. We do not have a homework book in Reception but instead would love to see photos or videos of what your child has been doing at home; these can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively if your child has created some art or a model, they are welcome to bring it in to show us.
FOTAS 5p Class Challenge
The 5p Class Challenge is back for the month of October - raid your money boxes, look down the back of your sofa and help your class to fill their bottle.
Each class has their own bottle for collecting 5p's, once the challenge has been completed the coins will be counted and the class with the most 5p coins will win a treat!