Reception - Oak and Ash 2020 - 2021

Mrs Benson

Welcome To Reception


This page is for all our reception children in Ash and Oak class. We will use this page to share information with you and also tell you what we have been doing each week. We will also share ideas for activities you can do at home to support your learning. 


Ideas for Supporting your child at home

We use an online learning journey in school called Tapestry. This can also be used at home to share any photos or any activities you have done. You should have been sent an activation email, once you have activated your account you are ready to use. Please email or if you are having any problems activating your account or if you have not received an email.


Week beginning 23/10/20


This week we have looked at making 3 by combining 3+0, 0+3, 2+1, 1+2.  We have put dots on two halves of a ladybird in these different combinations and we have reenacted the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, looking at how many goats were on each side of the bridge throughout the story.  We have also played games such as hoopla with three hoops.    

During the half term we would like you to choose activities from the below:

  • play a game involving a dice or moving a counter
  • throw 3 objects into a container and write down how many you get in.  How many did you not get in?
  • have a go at the number formation tracing sheet that is on the attachments at the bottom
  • watch Numberblocks episodes 'Meet number 1, 2 and 3'



Phonemes we have learnt so far - s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r   

Words we have learnt so far - is it in at and the to

Phonics Play username: march20        password: home

  • Can you play the Giggling Grapheme game  - you can set this to cover the phonemes we have covered so far (+ ck e u r). 


  • Watch Alphablocks  - you can choose to search for a particular phoneme if you would like!
  • Practise writing the letters we have learnt so far using the formation shown on the letter formation attachment below


You might notice that your children start to use words such as 'phoneme' 'grapheme' 'CVC' 'blending' etc at home! This is because we always use the correct terminology when teaching phonics as we find it crucial to their overall understanding of word reading and spelling. The way in which phonics is taught has changed over the years so we have put a glossary in the attachments for reference purposes!

Here is a link to a video showing the correct pronunciation of each sound (phoneme)


Here is a link to a video showing how letter sounds (phonemes) can be blended to read words.



Topic  (Autumn) 

This week we have continued our new topic Autumn.  We have looked at the Autumn event Halloween with our focus book 'Room on a Broom'.  We looked at pictures from the story and sound-talked the words and practised writing them.

Please choose from the following activities to do over the half-term 

  • Watch Room on a Broom  
  • Have a go at writing the words - cat, hat, rat


Meet the Team

Ash class 


       Mrs Benson                                   Mrs Richards 

Mrs Richards will teach Ash class on Mondays and Tuesdays. Mrs Benson will teach Ash class on Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays. 

        Mr Stubbs 

Mr Stubbs is a teaching assistant and will be supporting Ash class. 

Oak Class 

         Miss Ellis 

Miss Ellis will teach Oak class. 

         Miss Webber 

Miss Webber is a teaching assistant and will be supporting Oak class. 


Arrangements for the start and end of the school day 

In order to limit the number of people in the areas outside of school and in the playground and keep keep you, your parents and school staff safe, we are having staggered start and end times. 

Ash class will start at 8.40am and come into school via their outside classroom door and then leave the same way at 3.05pm. Oak class will start at 8.50am and come into school via their outside classroom door and then leave the same way at 3.15pm. We will have notices on the doors and in the playgroud to show you where to go. 


What you need to bring each day

Everyday you will need to bring a coat (we spend lots of time outside), your school book bag and a named water bottle (no juice please).  If you are having a school lunch we ask that disposable packaging is used at this time. 


Ash Class will need to come to school wearing PE kits on Fridays.

Oak Class will need to come to school wearing PE kits on Wednesdays. 


Current topic - Autumn 1 - Exploring Autumn

Exploring Autumn

In the Exploring Autumn project, your child will go on a woodland walk to learn about the seasonal changes that happen in autumn. They will learn about birds and animals that live in the woods and how they survive as the weather gets colder. They will take part in practical and creative activities that will support them to learn about autumn.

Supporting your child at home

  • Go on a walk around your local area and talk about what happens to trees and plants during autumn. Take some pictures to share at school.
  • Collect leaves, seeds, nuts and berries to add to an autumn collection.
  • Make some bird food to feed the birds as the weather gets colder.

Words to use and explore:

  • autumn
  • conker
  • nut
  • berry
  • camouflage
  • hibernate
  • squirrel
  • fox
  • owl
  • mouse
  • hedgehog
  • pumpkin
  • harvest

Previous topic - Autumn 1 - Me and My community 

Me and My Community

In the Me and My Community project, your child will learn about the school community and building friendships. They will explore the school grounds and find out about all the people in school who are there to help them. They will explore how they are special and unique and how everyone’s family is different. They will take part in practical activities to support them to build new friendships and explore what makes a good friend. They will also find out about people in the community who help us, including doctors, nurses, and the emergency services.

Supporting your child at home

  • Look at family photographs together and discuss who is part of your family and extended family.
  • Look at baby photographs and talk about how they have grown.
  • Look at any childhood photographs of parents and grandparents.
  • Talk about the things you like to do together and places you like to go.

Words to use and explore:

  • family
  • friend
  • special
  • parent
  • brother
  • sister
  • grandma/granny
  • grandpa/grandad
  • friend
  • kind
  • helpful
  • listen
  • share
  • rule
  • instruction
  • doctor
  • nurse
  • police
  • fire service
  • emergency
  • community
  • paramedic
  • ambulance



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