Bumblebees and Butterflies
Welcome to our Reception page.
We have two classes in Reception, Bumblebees and Butterflies.
Bumblebee Class is our mixed YR/Y1 Class and Butterfly Class is YR.
Teacher - Mrs Spencer
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Gray
Teacher - Miss Bell
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Small
1:1 Teaching Assistant Support - Miss Lisa
PPA Cover and Reception Lead - Mrs Duffey
Follow us on Twitter - @OaktreeYR
Meet our Reception Team...
Welcome to all our new Reception starters! And a big welcome to all our new children who have joined us from different Nurseries! We are going to be learning lots about each other this term as our topic will be All About Me. We are going to make some class rules, draw self portraits, talk about families, look at parts of our bodies and think about our home lives and important people in our lives. We are also going to be enjoying getting to know our school and finding out where everything is.
We are going to be doing lots of name writing practise and starting to learn lots of new sounds to help us with our reading and writing. We will learn lots of new songs to help us with our letters, so please ask your child to sing them to you at home!
In Maths, we are going to be focusing on number and looking at each number individually from 1 to 10. We will be learning about the different ways to write each number and be doing lots of counting and number recognition.
We are also looking forward to History Week, where we are going to be learning about Beatrix Potter and looking at some of the books that she has written.
We will also be learning our Harvest song ready for our Harvest Festival Assembly that we are taking part in.
In PE, we are going to be playing lots of games that require us to do lots of great listening.
Take a look at our photos from our First Day at School!
Oaktree Reception @OaktreeYR
17 Sep Butterfly Class have been doing their Funky Fingers today! Lots of shoulder, elbow, wrist and palm exercises to get… https://t.co/Oz0u7vz7cw
12 Sep We are learning about number 1 today! We can all show one finger and write number 1 in sand, flour, salt and glitte… https://t.co/LXFBmWcjOv
11 Sep Meet Jack the Bear! He is our Home Bear in Butterfly Class. Each Friday, a child will be chosen to take Jack home w… https://t.co/TL2JNtFzea
10 Sep We have been learning the letter 't' in Phonics today! Such wonderful writing from Butterfly Class! https://t.co/YyPe1kMnLL
7 Sep Welcome to our new starters! https://t.co/7e85HPugiI
Here is our weekly timetable so you can see what we are up to and when ...
Here is a list of helpful websites that you can use with your children at home:
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - This is a useful website to help with your child's phonic learning. It will help them with their segmenting and blending.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/mathematics/countingsongs - This is a useful website full of counting songs to help with your child's counting.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html - This is another useful website to help with your child's phonic learning. There are lots of games that your child can play to help with initial sounds and segmenting and blending. They can explore the games under phase 2 or 3.
Throughout the year children will be set individual next steps. These will be sent home so you can see what your child's targets are. You will also be given some blank WOW slips where we would love you to tell us what they have been doing at home either towards their next steps or anything else exciting you have been doing. If you run out of WOW slips blank slips can be found on the noticeboard above Bumblebee's pegs.
Don't forget the following dates:
Monday 3rd September - Teacher Training Day
Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September - Parent Induction Meetings
Thursday 6th September - Children's First Day
Thursday 6th and Friday 7th - Children finish at 12pm.
Monday 10th - Friday 14th September - Children finish at 12pm.
Monday 17th - Friday 21st September - Children finish at 1.30pm.
Monday 24th September - Children are full time, finish at 3.00pm.
Thursday 27th September - Photographer - Individual and Sibling Photos.
Friday 12th October - Non - Uniform Day, please bring a donation for the Harvest Festival.
Monday 15th - Friday 19th October - History Week.
Monday 15th October - Harvest Festival at 9.10am.
Friday 19th October - History Week Tea Shop.
Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October - Parent Consultation Meetings.
Wednesday 24th October - Last day of Term 1.
Monday 5th November - Start of Term 2.
Wednesday 7th November - Flu Vaccinations.
Monday 3rd December - Advent Assembly.
Wednesday 5th December - Nativity Dress Rehearsal to the School.
Thursday 6th December - Nativity to Parents - 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Friday 14th December - Christmas Fayre - 3.00pm.
Friday 21st December - End of Term 2 - Finish at 1.30pm.
Information for New Starters:
Foundation Stage Newsletters:
- Please bring your book bag everyday.
- When you read with your child at home please record this in their reading diary - the more they read at home, the more rewards they will get!
- Please help your child learn their key words - when they can read the set sent home, without any visual reminders, they will be given a new set.
- Please provide your child with a PE kit in school. We do PE every Friday. PE kits are sent home before the end of term to be washed. Please bring back into school at the beginning of each term.
Stay and Play
We will begin our Stay and Play sessions once the children are fully settled into their new classroom. We will let you know when we will start them.
Don't forget that our Stay and Play sessions are every Monday from 9-10am.
We would love for you to come and join us for an hour to see how we learn.
We will hold a coffee morning each term as follows:
Term 1 - Phonics
Term 2 - Interactive Learning Diary
Term 3 - Maths
Term 4 - Interactive Learning Diary
Term 5 - Reading
Term 6 - Meet a Year 1 Teacher
A letter will follow each term with further details and dates.
If you have any ideas for coffee mornings please speak to Mrs Hooker in Nursery.