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Gothic Mede Academy

Reception - Ash & Oak

Welcome to the home page of Ash and Oak classes

There are 2 Reception classes in our school. Oak is taught by Mrs Lewis and Mrs Eatock-Musk. Ash is taught by Mrs Roberts. We also have Mrs Maycock, Mrs Russell and Mrs Taylor who assist the children in many ways.

Our topic this term is ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. We will be enjoying the poems in the book Rumble in the Jungle, learning about jungle animals, reading non-fiction texts and writing about jungle animals. The children will enjoy opportunities to create jungle and camouflage art and will be making animals maks. The children will visit Paradise Wildlife park and present their learning to their parents in an assembly on Friday 22nd March at 9.05am.  Towards the end of this term the children will enjoy preparing for Mother's Day and Easter.

The children are welcomed in to class between 8.40- 8.50. The children experience a variety of activities which promote learning through play both in the classroom and outside in our playground. They also start to learn about our Growth Mindset principles. The children hear about ‘Go for it Gorilla’, ‘Concentrating Crocodile’, ‘Creative Chameleon’ and many other animals in our ‘Learning Zoo’. The children soon develop a ‘can do’ attitude to school. Adults work closely with the children to develop their learning.

The children will be developing their speaking and listening skills in front of the class and with groups of their friends during play, circle times and show and tell sessions. Every week, children will have the opportunity to share interesting items from home and talk about exciting events that have happened to them.

The children soon develop their confidence with pencil control. Gothic Mede Academy introduce the children to cursive letter formation. All of the letters start on the line. This makes it much easier for the children to remember where to start a letter when writing. The children have a daily phonics session following the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics scheme. They soon start to sound out and blend words. You will be able to practise this together daily when you share the reading book that is sent home.

The children in Ash and Oak are fantastic and we are all so proud of them.  It is so important that the children feel happy and motivated to learn at school.  We are looking forward to all the fun learning opportunities we will experience together this year.