Events

Classes

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Badger class

Welcome to Badger class!

Mrs Hayes and Mrs Lewis are the  class teachers and Mrs Mead is the teaching assistant in Badger Class. 

We value play in Reception and know that children learn best when they are active and engaged. You will see the doors to our beautiful garden are open all day as children free-flow between the inside and outside environments. We work together as a team in Badger Class, treating people and resources with respect. Even though we are the youngest in the school, we are bright, inquisitive, independent and creative! 

Term 1

After the teachers have visited every child and their family at home, children will start school on a part-time basis before staying for lunch and then all staying for whole days. This allows children and staff to get to know eachother in a calm environment before all sixty Reception children are in! This term is all about settling into school and learning about the routines. Fun and engaging phonics lessons will start when the majority of children are ready and children bring home a book to share when they are all full time. If you have any questions, concerns or information you want to share, please don't hesitate to speak to one of the team at the start or end of the day. If you feel you need a longer time to speak to us, you are welcome to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time. 

Meet the Oxford Reading Tree Characters 

the oxford reading tree characters

Useful Links for Term 1

Click here to see the presentation from our Phonics Meeting For Parents Mon 24th Sept 2018 (Pdf, 706Kb).

Advice for reading with your child at home

How to say the sounds your child will learn in phonics:

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Hedgehog class

Welcome to Hedgehog class

Mrs Gurnsey is the Class Teacher and Mrs Roach and Miss Johnson share the role of Teaching Assistant. Mrs Roach works on a Monday and Tuesday and Miss Johnson on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

In Hedgehog class we value play and know that this is how children learn best. We love children to choose their own learning and have the freedom to get out any resources that they would like to help enhance their play. You will see that our classroom runs as a free-flow between Badger class and also the outside garden area. Whatever the weather the outside doors stay open for the children to be able to make choices of where they would like to play.

In Hedgehog class we value everyone and we follow our daily routines and class rules with care. We show respect to both the other children around us and also the adults.

We are a really happy bunch and look forward to having an amazing year with your children.

Welcome to Term 1

It is so lovely to come meet all of our families at home and get to know you all a little better. This is such a valuable experience for us to meet you in the comfort of your own home surroundings. We especially like seeing so many bedrooms and toys. The term now begins with the children having half day sessions which allows them to get used to their new surroundings in a calm environment before all 60 children are in! At the end of their first week they will get to experience having lunch at school too.
As we move on to full days you will begin to hear more and more about all the exciting activities that are filling your child's day. This term is all about settling in, learning routines and making friends. Once all of the children are in full time and we feel they are ready we will begin fun and engaging Phonics sessions and your child will also bring home a reading book to share with you.
We always have an open door policy so please don't hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or concerns. If you need slightly longer with us then we will arrange a time that suits so that we can meet.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school each day and now that Autumn is here please send in a pair of wellies so that they can enjoy our Reception garden to the full.

Meet the Oxford Reading Tree Characters

the oxford reading tree characters

You will soon become familiar with Biff, Kipper, Chip and Floppy as your child brings home their Reading Books for you to share at home.

Phonics

Click here to see the presentation from our Phonics Meeting For Parents Mon 24th Sept 2018 (Pdf, 706Kb).

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

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Otter class

Welcome to Otter Class!

We are Otter Class. Welcome to Year 1. Our teachers are Mrs Seal and Mrs Evans and our teaching assistant is Mrs Stride. We are really looking forward to a successful school year.

In English we are learning how to read with understanding and write sentences forming our letters correctly. In Maths we will be doing lots of counting, estimating and ordering numbers and learning our number bonds to 10 and then 20.

 We are looking forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities.

We are always available if you have any concerns or queries, feel free to come to the classroom door at the beginning or end of the day to arrange a suitable time to talk.

Click here to read our Term 1 Curriculum Letter.

Here are some photos of Otter Class making Super Veggies!

Making Super Hero Veggies

Making Super Hero Veggies 

A collection of Super Veggies made by Otter Class.

 

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronclass making ounce sounds or phonemes.

 

 

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Squirrel class

Welcome to Squirrel class!

Our teacher is Miss Williams and we are very lucky to have Mrs Stride as our wonderful teaching assistant to help us with our learning throughout the school week. 

Our PE days this term are Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

We have golden time on Fridays and 'show and tell' also on Fridays.  Our parents' reading morning is on Wednesdays. 

Learning is fun in our busy classroom and we take pride when our work is displayed on the walls. We value being kind to each other and have lots of friends in the class. We often work together in groups and look forward to our practical activities. We love to learn through exploring and sometimes we are able to do this outdoors. We always enjoy reading stories together and writing them too. We also look forward to P.E. and working in teams. We get opportunities to make lots of interesting things during Art and D&T activities and love to use our imaginations to design and build, being Useful Unicorns. If you would like to visit our classroom, we would be very happy to see you.

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let Miss Williams know!

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can even vote for your favourites.

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

 

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Owl class

Welcome to Owl class!

Miss Goebel is the Class Teacher in Owl Class. Mrs Butler, Mrs May, Mrs Bridgeman, Mrs Sears and Miss Johnson support us with our learning.

Our Owl mantra is ‘#owl family forever’ and we focus on working well together in a team. In Year 2, we take pride in being the eldest pupils in the school, setting high expectations of ourselves and being role models to our younger members of the school. We believe that learning is like a tree, we need to provide children with strong roots in order for knowledge to grow. Our aim over Year 2 is to support and encourage independent learners who strive for a challenge.

We will continue to Build Our Learning Power over the coming year. Pupils will be immersed in rich learning tasks that allow them to learn, practice and master skills in core subjects and across the curriculum. During Year 2, pupils will explore many topics and will use their pupil voice to steer our learning to new and exciting places. Throughout each topic there will be opportunities for children to showcase and share their learning to an audience, ensuring purposeful, context driven learning.

Term 1 – To Infinity and Beyond

Hopefully you will already know that our topic for this term is themed around the awe inspiring topic of ‘Space’. The children will take on the role of researchers, scientists and artists when preparing for a celebration of learning at the end of the term (watch this space!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

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Kingfisher class

Welcome to Kingfisher class!

Miss Willington is the Teacher in Kingfisher class. Mrs Butler and Mr Trenchard support us with our learning. Mrs Richardson is our Teacher on a Friday morning too.

Our Kingfisher mantra is ‘#kingfishers fly high’ and we take pride in being the eldest pupils in the school, setting high expectations of ourselves and being role models to our younger members of the school. We believe that learning is like a tree, we need to strengthen our learning roots in order for knowledge to grow. Our aim over Year Two is to support and encourage independent learners who strive for a challenge.

We will continue to Build Our Learning Power over the coming year. Pupils will be immersed in rich learning tasks that allow them to learn, practice and master skills in core subjects and across the curriculum. During Year Two, pupils will explore many topics and will use their pupil voice to steer our learning to new and exciting places. In each topic there will be plenty of opportunity for children to showcase and share their learning to an audience, ensuring purposeful, context driven learning.

 Term 1 – To Infinity and Beyond

As you may already know, our topic for this term is themed around the awe inspiring topic of ‘Space’. The children will take on the role of researchers, scientists and artists when preparing for a celebration of learning at the end of the term (watch this space!).

Forest School

This term we are excited to be taking part in Forest School at the Junior School forest area. During our first session we showed lots of different learning power skills including co-operation, resilience, resourcefulness and learning outside of our comfort zone. Please enjoy looking at our photographs and see what we discovered.

Maths

We have been focusing on number facts and place value so far this term. Using lots of practical strategies we have explored the value of numbers beyond 100 and have started to notice patterns using the 100 square.

Please use these links at home to support our learning in Maths.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/archeryDoubles/index.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

English

We have been writing about Bob Man on the Moon this term and have enjoyed being the authors of our own 8 page books. We are focusing on stretching our vocabulary and using adjectives to make our sentences more detailed. In addition to this we are learning our Year 2 common exception words so any extra practise at home would be fantastic. Be as creative as you like!

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Phonics workshop for parents and carers

Thank you to all of the parents and carers that attended the workshop in school. If you were unable to attend, but would be interested in an early evening workshop then please come and let us know. If we have enough interest, we will hold a second session.

Please see the phonics presentation (Pdf, 1mb) we shared during the morning, with lots of great information to help you support your child with reading and writing. 

Phonics

Phonics is a key part of children's reading and spelling tools. Watch and listen to the short phonics film on the correct way to pronounce sounds or phonemes.

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