Oak Class


New Parents 2019-2020 Presentation:


 Class Teacher: Mrs Pierce
EYFS Practitioner: Miss Begum 

 Support Staff: Miss Rusch & Miss Shimbles 


 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 ‘Marvelous Me’.  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. 

 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:

... to follow


Photographs from transition week:




During this half term the children will begin Phase 2 of the Letter and Sounds phonics program. 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.

As discussed at the parent information meetings in July, the children will be reading with an adult in a group three times per week and so may not read their own book to a school adult every week.



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

Our Talk4Writing text is Little Red Hen.  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.



This half term we will be investigating numbers 1-5 in depth as well as practising our careful counting and numeral recognition.

We will be sorting groups of objects in different ways, comparing heights of objects and ourselves and making patterns.



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


Our library day is Friday.  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 high frequency words for you to practice reading and spelling with your child. 




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