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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 ‘Traditional Tales’. We will be listening to lots of traditional tales, thinking up actions for them, retelling them and drawing story maps. We will act out Goldilocks and the Three Bears, learn a the Three Bears rap and try some different porridge toppings. We will help the Three Little Pigs to build strong walls to keep the wolf out and make 'wanted' posters to help us catch the wolf. We will think about all the jobs the Little Red Hen does to help her grow the wheat and will use her flour to make some bread. We will explore music and musical instruments and produce some beautiful works of art and develop our modelling skills.

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 continue to 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 and 3 letter sounds.  They are now starting to write more and we will be giving the children lots of opportunities to develop these new skills.  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 carry on working on 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, counting, estimating, adding and subtracting, matching, patterns and sequences, measuring and comparing length, weight and capacity and start to learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.