Welcome to Oak Class
Our Class teacher is Miss Heard and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bowles and Mrs Smith.
English – In English the children are encouraged through Morning Activities to recognise and write their name, and to develop their fine motor skills. Through taking home reading books for the first time the children are developing their awareness of print and illustrations in stories, learning to make predictions and comment on they see/hear/read. In Oak Class we are beginning to recognise initial sounds, and in child initiated sessions the children have been introduced to writing for a purpose; linking sounds to letters. We will be talking about what we are good at and what we can do now that we couldn’t as a baby. This will lead us to sentence building, starting with the words ‘I can’.
Maths - In Maths we have been focusing on numerals that are familiar to us. Through singing and games we have been practising to order these, counting forwards and backwards. We have enjoyed using natural resources to support our counting, numeral recognition, and forming of numbers. We will be working together to form a whole class number line! To put counting into a context and to relate it to our enquiry we will also be carrying out our own surveys and having a go at measuring our friends using handprints, using language such as ‘more’ or ‘less’, ‘bigger’ or ‘smaller’, ‘taller’ or ‘shorter’.
Our enquiry this term will be on Traditional Tales, which date back from the 1800s. Oak Class will be looking at key texts such as ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Mischievous characters will feature in our Maths and English learning! We will apply our wide breadth of Mathematical knowledge to the stories, as well as practising our addition in Number. Oak Class will continue to build upon their Writing skills, by labelling and writing short sentences about the stories we will be sharing in class. We will be comparing different versions of the texts, and thinking about how we could mix up the Traditional Tales by giving them a different ending! Oak Class will transform into budding actors, bringing drama and music into our enquiry.
We are very excited about how far your child has come on their Learning Journey since September, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow as the year goes on.