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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 Webber. Ash is taught by Mrs Roberts. We also have Mrs Maycock, Mrs Russell and Miss Day who assist the children in many ways.

Our topic this term is ‘Ourselves and People Who Help Us’. We will be thinking about what makes us special and talking about our families. We will do a self portrait and draw a picture of our families. We will learn about parts of the body and think about our senses. We will think about the people who help us at home, in school and in the community. We are hoping to welcome some special visitors in to the class to tell us about the jobs they do.

The children will 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 will have daily phonics sessions following the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics scheme. They will work on their listening skills to develop their ability to hear sounds and learn the Phase 2 letter sounds.  They will start to learn segmenting and blending skills.  You will be able to practise these skills with your child at home when they bring books home to share. They will also take part in lots of fun activities to develop their fine motor skills which will help them to developing their confidence with pencil control.  We will introduce cursive letter formation. 

We will play lots of number games and take part in activities that will develop our counting and number recognition skills. We will also be working on ordering, matching, patterns and sequences and start to learn about the properties of 2D shapes.