⭐️ Another fantastic week of learning in Oak Class! ⭐️
The children have enjoyed learning all about Diwali this week. We have been creating rangoli patterns with cotton buds and colouring pencils, making diva lamps from salt dough and decorating them and also creating some Mehndi hands using repeating patterns. We have listened to relaxing Indian meditation music to create a calm atmosphere for our learning.
In Phonics this week, we have been recapping and applying the sounds we have learnt so far this term. The children have learnt Set 1 from our Read Write Ink program and are having some assessments early next week to monitor their progress. It has come to light that the children’s oral blending is fantastic and we are impressed with how quickly they are picking up new skills with their Fred Talk.
We have also been learning and talking about road safety and the importance of this. Super cat's story was a great age appropriate way of introducing this and gave us a platform for discussion during circle time.
Tomorrow evening, you will receive your child’s interim report. I will send these across in a PDF in a private Dojo message after school.
I am looking forward to introducing a new topic this coming week, learning all about ‘people who help us’.
Mrs Nuthall. 🌈
What a wonderful start to the week! The children coped so well last week having supply and are continuing to make fantastic progress with their learning.
This week we are learning about Fire and Light, in particular remembrance day and the significance of this. We have made poppies and poppy wreath which they will be bringing home towards the end of the week.
We are having a huge push on reading at the moment in school and expect parents to read with their child for 5-10 minutes each day. This considerably helps their development by practising the skills they are learning in class. I understand it may be frustrating and time consuming, especially as most children are at the stage of sounding our c-a-t, but cannot blend to cat yet. Please support us at home - this would be amazing and we are starting a new reward system for reading in class too. :)
As always, please message me with any queries or questions. It is a real pleasure teaching your children and watching them grow, and would love for you to all be on board with their learning too.
In the four weeks now leading up to half-term, our wider curriculum topic in Reception is 'Autumn', with a focus on harvest, woodland animals and changes in the outdoor environment. We will be focussing on four key texts: The Little Red Hen, We're going on a Bear Hunt, Owl Babies and The Gruffalo.
This week, our learning has focussed around learning new sounds and letter formations in Read Write Inc phonics, all about the number four and The Little Red Hen. We joined in with a special Harvest assembly with our local Reverend and have even planted our own cress seeds, ready to harvest soon.
Oak class children are based within the foundation stage unit (FSU) learning together with the Acorn class nursery children and are taught by Mrs Nuthall. Learning opportunities in the FSU are interactive, multi-sensory, fun, exciting , challenging and child centred, whilst a theme runs alongside. Both Acorn and Oak Classes follow these themes. We centre our curriculum on the government publication 'Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage', focusing on the seven areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Physical Development.
We have a fantastic Foundation Stage Unit team and believe our FSU is a great place for children to grow, learn, work together and achieve their full potential.