Oak Class

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

Teaching Assistant: Miss Rusch (Thurs/Fri pm)

Summer Term 2

Welcome back Reception class!  We hope you have enjoyed the holiday!

Our topic this half term is 'Dungeons and Dragons'.  Our learning will be linked to lots of different books about princesses, knights, dragons and castles.

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. 


Important dates:

Monday 18th June - Summer trip to Thornton Hall Farm Park

Monday 2nd July - Sports Day

Friday 6th July - Sponsored Run

Monday 16th July-Friday 20th July - Transition Week

Wednesday 25th July - Last day of term 

23rd May 2018: Oak Class Pyjama Party

Well done for earning our class reward by working as a team and keeping our classroom tidy! 



A selection of photographs showing some of our recent experiences:




In phonics we have now covered ALL the phonemes (sounds) that children need to know in Reception class.  This half term we will be practicing everything we have covered so far and begin to read and write longer (2/3 syllable) words and words with adjacent consonants. We will continue to learn to read and spell tricky words and practice reading and writing words and sentences. There will be more emphasis on applying what we know independently.


To link with our topic, our main focus books this half term will include Cinderella, Zog, George and the Dragon and The Kiss that Missed.

We will continue to focus on talking about story events, characters and settings. We will be having a go at our own story maps and re-writing stories.  We might even have a go at writing our own stories.

In our written work this half term our main focus will be writing sentences.  We will also be practicing writing words containing digraphs and trigraphs and spelling tricky words correctly in our work.  We will have a go at writing recounts, recipes, invitations, lists and our own non-fiction book about castles.




This half term we will continue to solve subtraction problems in different contexts.  

The children will be revisiting lots of the concepts we have covered this year.  For example, measuring their heads to make crowns and using shapes to make castles..

We will be counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Using our bean plants we will be measuring, comparing and finding the difference


Our PE day is Friday.  Can you please make sure your child has their full indoor PE kit on their peg. Please name all items of PE kit.  This half term we will be playing games and practicing sports day events.



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.  Please apply sun cream before your child comes to school.


At home, please try and hear your child read every day, even if it just a couple of pages. Alternatively you could practice their tricky words, phonics flashcards or cursive writing.  Little and often is the best approach, rather than trying to get your child to read a whole book when they are not in the mood!  


Tropical World - 29th January 2018

Reception class visited Tropical World to experience first-hand some of the animals we have been learning about this half term.  The children were amazing and should be very proud of themselves.  Thank you to the team of parent volunteers who gave up their time to help out on the day!


Autumn Walk at St Ives - 7th November 2017

We had a great time at St Ives, thank you to everyone who helped out.  The children had a great first hand experience of autumnal change and had lots of fun on the playground!


If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of staff when you drop off or collect your child and we will do our very best to help.

 Thank you!
The Reception Team