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Welcome to Oak Class!

Miss Cotter, Mrs Hatfield, Mrs Day and Miss Peck

We are all looking forward to starting another fantastic term in Oak Class and we are sure that the children will continue to show us how amazing they are. This half term our topic is called ‘How does your garden grow?’ During this topic we will be learning about different mini beasts, observing life cycles of animals and plants and thinking about the world around us. Our English text for the term is ‘The Sleepy Bumblebee’ and we will be trying hard to apply our Phonics knowledge to writing words and simple sentences based around this story. In Maths, we will begin by looking at patterns before moving onto addition and subtraction.

 The children in Reception are able to access both classrooms as well as the Den. In Oak Class there will be a pretend garden with dressing-up, flowers and gardening tools and in Willow Class there is a garden centre to play in! Both classrooms will continue to have a range of activities and provision for the children to access and lead their own learning. This term we are having a big focus on communicating with each other to help develop our language and social skills. The classrooms have got lots of opportunities for this such as; phones, talking prompts, small world, role play areas and a curiosity cube filled with different things each week.

Our day for PE is a Monday, on this day the children should come in their PE kit so they are ready for the lesson. They are welcome to wear leggings/ tracksuit bottoms and their school jumper.

This half term we are continuing to earn 20 spots on a ladybird and when we do so we will earn a treat. Our last reward at school was a film afternoon with drinks and popcorn. What might it be this time?

Thank you for the most wonderful year. You have made us so proud with your enthusiasm, hard work and amazing progress.

What we are learning about

Autumn Term 1  - Who am I?

Autumn Term 2 - Can you tell me a story?

Spring Term 1 - Who helps us?

Spring Term 2  - Have you been down to the woods today?

Summer Term 1 - How does your garden grow?

Summer Term 2 - Shall we go on a journey?


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 Alternatively if your child has created some art or a model, they are welcome to bring it in to show us.

Reception Trip 

Reception had a wonderful time on their trip to Irchester Country park . We enjoyed walking in the woods, playing, hunting for mini beasts and having a picnic on the grass. Well done Reception for being such superstars, we were all so proud of you 😍






What we have been doing!







Our classroom and The Den