Oak Class 2020/21

Classes

Reception - Oak Class
Welcome to Reception Class 2020/21
Hello and welcome to Reception's page.
Mr Postans is our Class Teacher - We are supported by Teaching Assistants, Mrs Hills & Miss Shekells.
 
We are very busy in Reception learning lots of new skills and solving problems. 
 
We enjoy singing and dancing activities and making lots of things with junk!! We can't wait to use our outdoor environment as much as possible where we learn and play in the various areas such as construction, water and den building. We love reading books and enjoy social time with our friends when we get to chat and tell stories about our home and families. We have daily phonics and maths lessons and learn about the world through our Fantastic topics which are:
All about me
Space
Celebrations and Christmas
Frozen Planet 
Dinosaurs
Animals
Traditional Stories
 This is the final foundation year for your children, they will have access to a range of areas of learning including:

Four Specific areas of learning:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design
 
Three Prime areas of learning:
  • Personal, Social & Emotional development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language
 
Forest School:

On a Tuesday afternoon we go to Forest School, during this time the children will have chance to explore the outdoor grounds. They will have the chance to build different objects, explore the outdoor musical instruments, search for mini beasts and take part in lots of nature walks. The children should have a pair of wellies and waterproofs in school at all times. The school can supply a purple all in one waterproof suit for a small cost, if you are interested please speak to the school office.

PE:

Oak class take part in PE on a Monday afternoon. Children are to come to school in PE kits. Please ensure that every item is clearly labelled.
What we been up to this year.
Welcome to school - Autumn 1
 
We have had a fantastic start to school this half term. We have spent lots of time getting to know each other and our new classroom. We have really enjoyed being able to access inside and outside at all times during the day. 
Our topics this half term have been All about Me,  Space, Autumn & Halloween. We really enjoyed learning all about the planets and stars. We even had a planetarium on the roof. 
Forest School - Autumn 1
 
We have had lots of fun in the forest this half term. We have spent lots of time exploring our environment and learning all about the importance of the trees. We all picked our own tree to take care of this year. 
We have also had lots of fun building our class stories in the forest and also finding all the fantastic creatures that call the forest home. We even had fun with mud. 
Halloween 2020: 
 
We had lots of fun during Halloween week. We carved pumpkins, sang songs, made magic potions.
We even had our first school disco and got to dress up. We had lots of fantastic costumes. 

Autumn 2

This half term we have been focusing on celebrations. Take a look at all the exciting things we have been doing. We even had a leak in the roof which was very exciting and we helped Mrs Pardoe come up with some ways to fix it. We found our best solution was Sellotape. 

PE- Autumn 2

This half term in PE Mrs Mansfield has been teaching us all about the fundamentals of PE. We have played lots of games and learnt how to use lots of pieces of equipment safely. We even got to slide along benches and through tunnels. In the final week we had a special PE treat and got to try out some of the new equipment that had been delivered. We can’t wait till next half term when we will be doing Gymnastics. 

Forest Autumn 2

We have had so much fun in the forest this half term. We have made bonfires and boats, been on nature hunts and explored different parts of our school site that we had yet to visit. We are so lucky to have so much outside space to explore. 

Christmas 2020

We have had a very magical Christmas in Reception. We started off learning all about the Gingerbread Man and we even designed and made our own. Outside we helped set traps too, to try and catch the fox. Out in the forest we read ‘The Tree That Was Meant to Be’ and decided to then decorate a tree in the forest that looked all alone and not its best. 

In the final week we had a magical virtual visit from Santa and his elf, who then left us gifts to find in the forest. In the final week we had our party day where we made party crowns, had a visit from Mrs Claus and it even snowed! We had so much fun and are now all ready and excited for Christmas day.