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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 Shorrock and Mrs Lewis. 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 Celebrations.  We will be thinking about all the celebrations that are important to us and our families; birthdays, baptisms and naming ceremonies, weddings etc.  We will think about the religious festivals of Diwali and Christmas.  We will also mark Remembrance day and Guy Fawkes night.  We will be doing role play, art and craft and making music.  We even hope to have some (virtual) visitors to tell us more about these special times.

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. We are asking each child to bring in (or put on Tapestry) a photograph of them enjoying a celebration with their family which we will encourage them to speak about in detail.  Every week, the children will continue to have the opportunity to share interesting items from home and talk about exciting events that have happened to them.

The children will continue to have a small group, 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 also continue to 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 continue working on cursive letter formation in our handwriting sessions. 

In our daily maths sessions, 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, counting, estimating, adding and subtracting, time and sequencing events, measuring and comparing length, weight and capacity and learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.