Oak: Reception and Year 1
Welcome to Oak Class - Reception and Year 1 - taught by Mrs Hampton.
Reception children in Oak Class enjoy learning through creative and cross- curricular termly topics that cover all areas of the EYFS Curriculum. We have a large and well resourced classroom, and daily opportunities for play based learning in our fabulous new outdoor area.
We enjoy exploring our school grounds and local area and going on trips further afield. We also welcome visitors to the class – many of our parents have enriched our learning with their wealth of different experiences and talents.
Year 1 children in Oak Class share the same termly topic and many of the same learning experiences as the Reception children.
Both year groups have a phonics lesson in small groups each day. Phonics teaches children the necessary skills to read, and to apply in their writing, the different letter sounds (phonemes) that combine to form words.
Year 1 children develop confidence in writing, through regular opportunities to write about their own experiences, through instructional writing and by exploring stories in depth. Children learn to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using conjunctions such as ‘and’ ‘because’ and ‘but’ to join their ideas. They develop an understanding of adjectives and past tense verbs.
In Mathematics children learn first by using real or concrete objects to develop their understanding of number and quantity, and then by recording pictorially, before moving on to more abstract number stories.
In Year 1 we develop our understanding of number bonds, of place value, and of multiplication as repeated addition.
We encourage parents to hear their children read as regularly as possible at home, and to make sure that reading record books are kept up to date.
Please ensure your child’s book bag is at school each day.
We celebrate and share children’s learning at home and also have regular home learning projects linked to our topic.
Year 1 children have weekly spellings to learn at home and also addition and subtraction practice to develop accuracy and fluency.
PE Lessons are on Tuesday afternoon so please ensure children have full, named PE kit in school on this day.
Forest School and Outdoor Learning
Please ensure children have named wellies at school as we enjoy learning outside in all weathers and with the arrival of Spring, we will be doing lots of planting in our new raised beds.