Reception – Oak Class

What We’ve Been Up To This Term

Marvellous Me!


This term we will be learning all about ourselves and our place in the world! Starting with our key text – Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg!

Books you could share with your child at home:

  • Books about ourselves and starting school
  • Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Autumn Stories
  • The Enormous Turnip and Traditional Tales
  • Rhymes and poems about autumn

What are we doing at the moment?

The children have settled in really well and have been fantastic at learning the classroom routines. We have been exploring the outside area by going on a ‘Sound Collectors’ walk.  We are enjoying making new friends, learning about each other and thinking about the initial letter sounds in our names.  We have been learning about skeletons, having great fun joining in with The Skeleton Dance, creating observational paintings of skeletons, and extending our tool and scissor skills by cutting out and rebuilding paper skeletons.  We have been using our wonderful imaginations to create a great variety of imaginative models, both inside and outside.

Autumn Term 1 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Our theme is beginning and belonging. We will be thinking about ourselves as valued individuals within the school community and about how special we are. We will be learning to value and respect ourselves and our peers. We will be learning how to keep everyone safe and about our emotions.
Communication and Language
We will develop our speaking and listening skills through stories, songs, rhymes and role play, as well as through interaction with our peers and adults through a variety of learning experiences, both inside and outside. We will be finding out about one another’s likes and dislikes, favourite colours, stories, things to do, foods and different ways of doing things.
Physical Development
We will listen and respond to different types of music. We will also work on cutting skills and developing our muscles for pencil control and handwriting skills. In our PE sessions we will be building up our basic physical skills, developing our listening skills and our understanding of positional language.
Literacy
We will enjoy many, varied stories, rhymes, poems and non-fiction texts. We will learn some phonemes (letter sounds), and use this knowledge in our reading and writing.
Mathematical Development
We will have opportunities to settle in and learn about the inside and outside areas of provision, as well as key times of day, class routines, where things belong and positional language. We will match and sort and compare amounts. We will compare mass, size and capacity and explore pattern.
Understanding the World
We will be learning about ourselves, our bodies, our feelings, our senses and how exciting it is to grow and change. We will use ICT both to enable and to reinforce our learning. In RE, we will be exploring the topic of God, creation and incarnation, and learning about Harvest Festival and Christmas.
Expressive Arts and Design
We will be drawing, painting, printing and making models, often inspired by stories we read and the artwork we consider together. The children will also have the opportunity to make collages and patterns. We will be listening to music, and learning songs from around the world, as well as playing percussion instruments in the classroom and outside.

Autumn Term 2 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This helps develop the young minds to be well rounded individuals.
Communication and Language
Through a range of techniques we will help the children to develop their communication and language skills
Physical Development
This will help the pupils with their coordination, skills using tools such as pencils, information and support with their health and selfcare.
Literacy
Children will be improving their reading & writing skills through books, rhymes and phrases
Mathematics
Children will become more familiar with numbers, and will become confident counting to 10 and above.
Understanding the World
This will help the children to become open minded individuals that understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will be participating in a range of activities that will allow them to be creative, such as songs, dancing, using colours etc.

Spring Term 1 – Oak Class

  • Mrs Babouris
  • Mrs Aziz
  • PE
  • Friday AM
  • PE Kit
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trainers
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This helps develop the young minds to be well rounded individuals.
Communication and Language
Through a range of techniques we will help the children to develop their communication and language skills
Physical Development
This will help the pupils with their coordination, skills using tools such as pencils, information and support with their health and selfcare.
Literacy
Children will be improving their reading & writing skills through books, rhymes and phrases
Mathematics
Children will become more familiar with numbers, and will become confident counting to 10 and above.
Understanding the World
This will help the children to become open minded individuals that understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children will be participating in a range of activities that will allow them to be creative, such as songs, dancing, using colours etc.