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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 All About Me and People Who Help Us.  We will be getting to know all about each other.  The children will share their Chatterboxes and tell us all about themselves, their families, homes and pets.  We will be painting self portraits and drawing a family portrait too.  We will think about who the special adults in our lives are and think about how they help us. We will find out about other people who helps us such as doctors, nurses, dentists, police officers, fire fighters and members of our school community who help us on daily basis.  

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 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 begin to learn 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, matching, patterns and sequences, measuring and comparing length, weight and capacity and start to learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.