Oak Class



 Class Teacher: Mrs Pierce
EYFS Practitioner: Miss Begum

Trainee Teacher: Miss Bull 

 Support Staff: Miss Rusch & Miss Shimbles 


 Autumn Term 2

Welcome back Reception class!  We hope you have had a fun holiday and are ready for some exciting learning this half term! 

This half term our topic is 'Traditions'.

For the first few weeks back in school we will be continuing our learning about autumnal changes and celebrations (Halloween and bonfire night).  After that our learning will be based around the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs'.  During December all of our learning will all be linked to Christmas.  Mrs Pierce and Miss Begum are really excited to start practising our Nativity performance!

Please take a look at our topic web and the detailed information below to find out more about the experiences and learning we have planned. 

Topic Web


 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



Important dates:

w/c 11th November: Anti-Bullying Week

w/c 18th November: Art Week

16th December: Christmas Lunch

17th December: Evening nativity performance

18th December: Afternoon Nativity performance

19th December: Carols around the Tree @ 9.15 (school hall)



Photographs of our recent learning:  




We are going to begin by revisiting last half term's learning.  We will then begin Phase 3 of the Letter and Sounds phonics program where the children will continue to learn new phonemes, to read and spell tricky words and to read and write words and sentences.


Our focus story this half term is The Three Little Pigs.  We will be reading many other books linked to our topic: Leafman, Jake Bakes a Halloween Cake and The Nativity.

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 and creating a class book. 

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



This half term we will be counting, recognising, ordering and writing numbers to 10 and beyond to 20.  

We will be comparing like and unlike groups of objects and finding and saying 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 5 then 10.

We will be investigating time linked to what we do in a day.



Our PE day is Friday.  Can you please make sure your child has a pair of pumps in their PE bag.



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 a range of books to your child. 

You can also practise their phoneme flashcards and reading and spelling the tricky words that can be found on their bookmark.

Read books together on the Bug Club website (password in the back of the yellow reading record).

Project homework will be given later in the year.





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