Hello and welcome to Oak class. Each week you can read what we have been up to and hopefully see some photos too!
This week have started to learn the first 5 letter sounds within Set 1. We have learnt m, a, s, d and t and have also practised writing the letter in our books. The children started by associating a picture with a sound (mountain=m, apple =a, snake= s, dinosaur=d and tower =t). After this we played games with the sound and then we practised writing it. The children will bring home these first letter sounds to have a go at writing and saying. Please encourage them to have a go at these as and when they feel up to it. Also, please feel free to practise saying the sounds using the flash cards in the reading folders. We will be giving guidance at our parents/carers evening on Wednesday about how we say the sounds correctly. If you look in the gallery, you can see some examples of the children's mark making and letter formation. For those children who are new to the tripod pencil grip, we have pencil grips for support and have a nifty little rhyme to help hold a pencil...grip it, flip it, nip it! We can also demonstrate this at the parents information evening on Wednesday.
As a school we are now introducing a new way of teaching our English lessons. This filters down to EYFS, where we share the same text as the other classes, but our learning is much more suited to our age range. To start the term, we have begun to learn about the ‘the Fox and Star’. The story is about fox, who learns to live with star guiding his way, but when star goes missing fox is scared and lonely and must learn to be brave and do things for himself. After a heavy rainstorm, the star reappears and fox realises star has always been there, just hiding behind the clouds. Activities we have taken part in are discussing what stars do (shine, twinkle, glow), discussing our favourite parts of the story whilst checking for understanding and drawing things we wish for on stars and sharing it with our friends during circle time.
This week we have continued our theme 'What makes me unique' by sharing photographs of our families. The children loved showing their family picks of mums, dads, grandmas and grandpas as well as brothers and sisters and uncle, aunties. We saw that all our families were different but also shared the same quality - love! Some children then painted pictures of their families.
In REAL PE, (this is the name of the PE scheme - it doesn't mean the other PE lesson isn't real!!) the children pretended to be riding bikes. They balanced on one leg to get on and off the bike, rode up hills and did wheelies and jumped up and down in the rain - it was good fun! In our other P.E. session we played valleys and mountains and then played games with the parachute! This was great fun!
The children are doing incredibly well and we are so proud of them. Please support them with their phonics by sharing a book, going over m, a, s, d, t using flashcards and the handwriting sheet and playing games with them. Thank you for supporting us and your child in the beginning of their school journeys.
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