Oak Class

 Class Teacher: Mrs Pierce
Nursery Nurse (Mon-Thur): Miss Riley

Teaching Assistants: Miss Rusch (Thurs/Fri pm) & Mrs Kirk (Fri am) 


 Autumn Term 1

A big hello to all our new children and parents, we are delighted to be welcoming you into our school community.

For the first few weeks in school we will be spending lots of time getting to know each other, learning the classroom rules and routines and doing lots of activities to introduce the children to the different opportunities available in our classroom and outdoors.  We will also be starting our first topic of ‘Marvellous Me’.  Please take a look at our topic web  and the more detailed information below to find out more about the experiences and learning we have planned. 

Please visit our web page to see photographs of our learning and important dates and reminders that will be added throughout the half term.

 A few reminders for the start of the new term:

  • Please keep a full set of spare clothes on your child's peg
  • Name ALL your child's belongings
  • Children can bring their own drink to school each day in a named bottle - WATER ONLY PLEASE 


Important dates:

To follow...



During this half term the children will begin Phase 2 of the Letter and Sounds phonics programme. This is where we will begin to link letters to sounds, put letter sounds together to read words (blending) and separate sounds to spell words (segmenting).  

Your child will bring home their first reading book this half term.  You will also be invited to our 'Early Literacy Event' where more information will be given on how to support your child's reading at home.  More information to follow.



To link with our topic, our focus books this half term will include Pete the Cat, Rosie's Hat and But Martin.

We will focus on talking about story events, characters and settings.  We will be sequencing and retelling stories using puppets, story maps and role play.  

In our written work we will be having a go at writing simple words using our phonics and giving more meaning to our marks.

Our Talk4Writing text is Little Red Hen. 



This half term we will be concentrating on counting, recognising, ordering and writing numbers to 10 and beyond to 20.  We will be finding and saying 1 more than numbers to 10.

Linked to our topic we will be sequencing everyday events, sorting objects/children based on different characteristics, comparing and measuring height, creating repeating patterns and investigating 2D shapes.



Our PE day is Thursday.  Can you please make sure your child has their full indoor PE kit on their peg. Please name all items of PE kit.


Our library day is Thursday.  Please ensure your child's library book is in their book bag if they would like to swap it.



Children will spend time in our outdoor classroom everyday.  Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothes for outdoor play - warm clothes for the winter, waterproof coats for the rain and a sunhat (and sun cream) in the summer.


How you can support your child at home

In Reception class we ask that you try and listen to your child read on a daily basis and record what you have done in their reading record. It is also important that you also read to your child. 

During this half term we will begin to send home phonics flashcards and tricky words for you to practice with your child. 

We will send home handwriting practice weekly.  




If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of staff and we will do our very best to help.

 Thank you!
The Reception Team