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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 ‘Growth and Change’. We will be reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and thinking of our own ideas for what could be at the top of the beanstalk. Then we will plant bean seeds and watch them grow over the course of the term, filling in a bean diary as they grow. We will read the books 'Oliver's Vegetables and Oliver's Fruit Salad', visit the allotments to see what is growing there and make our own delicious fruit salads.

The children will continue to develop 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 are developing their confidence with pencil control and are making great progress forming cursive letters. 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 continue to have a daily phonics session following the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics scheme. They are sounding out and blending 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.