Oak Class- Reception/Year 1

Welcome to Oak Class
Reception / Year 1 
Mrs. Parker (Full Time) 
Mrs Mapstone (covering PPA time Thursday PM Reception) 
Teaching Assistant 
Mrs Tiley 
New Parents 2019/20 
Term 2
Festivals and Celebrations 
Oak and Chestnut Class singing our Remembramce Day Song. 
Making Fruit Kebabs 
Making Mud Pies and Instruction writing 
Outdoor learning and experiences 
Acting out Helicopter Stories 
This week the children have been learning about how we are all unique and we are all special. They have been thinking of one special person in our class who is poorly and wanted to send him something. We sent a little owl which each child gave a hug to so that they could all send our special member of the class who is missing, a gentle hug. We have been so proud of how caring and kind the children have been this week: sharing their feelings and ideas. 
Reception and Year 1  Christmas Experience
Reception and Year 1 have been thinking about Advent and it being a time of 'Preparation'
As part of their preparation for Christmas and their Nativity, they were treated to a Christmas experience in St. Julian's Church. Joined by George the pony (don't tell him he was a donkey), and Albert the ram, the children re-enacted the Christmas story aided by Tom Benyon, who was in great storytelling form!
The children were accompanied by parents and the family from Wellow Trekking Centre, who kindly brought George and Albert along.
This great Community event was a chance to learn about what the stable would have been like (smelly) and how ordinary people (shepherds) would have been some of Jesus' first visitors.
Letters / Communications to Parents 
Helpful Notes for Parents / carers
PE : Tuesday PM Reception  / Thursday PM Year 1 
(PE kit required in school all week - Kit will be sent home Monday or Wednesday to wear into school on Tuesday / Thursday) 
Please note: Children require a water proof coat / water bottle / reading book and contact book every day.
Can we ask that any letters / payments etc are taken out of the book bag and handed directly to staff within the classroom. Book bags are not checked on a daily basis and therefore deadlines may be missed. 
Having fun with phonics 
Being creative 
Having fun with numbers 
Fine motor skills