Oak Class (Reception)

Welcome to Oak Class 
Oak Class is for our Reception children. Miss Adams is our Class Teacher and Mrs Tait is her teaching assistant.
The Reception children are able to access the whole Early Years unit both inside and out alongside the Nursery children to help develop all their early learning goals. Every Thursday afternoon, our Dance teacher covers for Miss Adams. 
Welcome to Oak Class:
We are running things a little different this year to ensure all the children are kept safe during COVID. As a result we are not mixing with our Nursery class. We have some of our learning resources put away and rotated on a daily basis. Children sit in forward facing rows for their lunch in the hall.
Our weekly routine only requires the children to bring their book bags in to school on a Friday, that's the day everything happens!
- Reading books are changed and reading logged for the reading ladder
- Phonics sounds are sent home with our new weekly sounds
Children are to wear their PE kits on a Tuesday and for Little Movers and a Thursday afternoon.
Please make sure wellies are in school every day as we access our outdoor area daily. We also visit our forest school on a Monday afternoon.
The children have settled into the new normal of Oak brilliantly and I am immensely proud of them all. Here are some of things we have been doing this term: 
Exploring Pumpkins 
We have had lots of fun exploring pumpkins. We have used our senses to describe what they look like, smell like and feel like. We put the pumpkins in the water trays so that we could get messy and use the scoops and funnels. We also had a pumpkin as our funky fingers activity. We used elastic bands to create shapes and patterns on the pumpkin, this strengthens our fine motor skills. 
Harvest Festival 
We worked so hard learning the words to our song 'Cauliflower's Fluffy' for the Harvest Festival. We then decided to make up some actions. We practiced it for weeks and then recorded it for the festival. We have been learning all about harvest time and we even painted our own fruit and vegetables to wear as headbands. 
European Languages Day
We had a great day celebrating our annual European Languages Day. This year we watched videos through Lingotots and learnt all about the Netherlands. During the day, the children sampled a range of foods and learnt some key phrases. It was a great day of fun!
Little Movers
We love having Fiona for our dance lessons on a Thursday afternoon. We have been working on our listening skills and practicing each dance move. We even got to perform the dances we had learnt.

Outdoor Learning

We love our outdoor learning space. We regularly visit our forest area. We spend the day exploring the pond, outdoor classroom, daisy bridge and fire pit. We used our imaginations to pretend we were having a camp fire and roasting marshmallows around the fire. We hunted around for mini beasts and signs of Winter. We always have a fantastic morning playing in the woods. 



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