Welcome to Oak Class 2020-21!
We would like to welcome you to Ryedene Primary and Nursery School, it has been so amazing to welcome all of our reception children into their new class. What a fantastic start to the new academic year we've had!
Already, the children have embraced their new environment and some lovely friendships are beginning to form. All children are coming into school smiling and eager to begin their learning journey with us.
Soon, we will be uploading various informative presentations that will enable you to become familiar with how and what we teach your child and provide you with support and guidance about the Early Year's Curriculum. These presentations will include: Home-School Agreement, Our Ryedene Expectations with regards to supporting your child's learning and development at home through weekly homework, how we teach phonics, reading, writing and mathematics.
We have an exciting journey ahead of us and working together will have a huge positive impact on the holistic development of your child.
In the meantime, if you have any questions then please contact us via the school's email.
Mrs T. Hall and Mrs H. Doy
Autumn Term 1
This term our Literacy Talk for Writing story was 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell, we have enjoyed retelling the story through props and role play; in particular we loved acting out the story with our own made up actions!
The second Literacy Talk for Writing story was 'The Little Red Hen' which we linked to harvest. We found out about the role of a farmer including watching some fascinating videos of 'How a Combine Harvester Works!' We were so amazed at how the seeds grow and eventually turn into wheat; we decided to make our very own bread - just as the hen did!
To develop working collaboratively we used our creative knowledge to collage a giant scarecrow, sing and dance a simple routine to the song 'Dingle Dangle scarecrow' and enjoyed listening to the story The Scarecrows Wedding.
Our theme has been 'Marvellous Me'; we have discovered all about our likes and dislikes, built some wonderful friendships, learnt how to share and take turns and above all else settled into our new environment really well.
We are beginning to understand how we have similarities and differences among ourselves and that we are all unique and should value that.
Autumn Term 1 - Literacy
We are so proud of the children's literacy development; starting from speaking and listening, pencil control right through to hearing, recognising and writing letters in words, captions and sentences.
All children are working hard during their daily Song of Sounds phonic lessons and daily handwriting lessons; due to their determination and willing to 'have a go' attitude they are progressing and most importantly enjoying their learning.
Well done Oak Class!
Autumn Term 1 - Maths
This term we have been counting forwards and backwards up to 20, noticing and talking about what we see around us and how many we see. We have been comparing quantities and using the language 'more than, fewer than and equal to' to compare. Sorting a variety of indoor and outdoor resources has helped lay the foundations ready for next term when we look deeper at number. There have been lots of great mathematical discussions taking place, which is enabling the children to really understand their learning.
Celebrating Black History
We listened to the story ‘Coming to England’ written by Floella Benjamin; we developed our understanding to what it would have felt like to leave our home and travel far away to a new country. We drew pictures to represent which items we would pack in our suitcase to develop our understanding. We explored Floella’s home country of Trinidad by talking about the weather, how far from England it is and tasted some traditional fruit. We coloured in and made a flag of Trinidad whilst we listened to some traditional Trinidadian calypso music.
After exploring the Caribbean island of Trinidad, we then explored the continent of Africa with the CBeebies ‘Go Jetters’. What an interesting place! We looked closer at Kenya, in particular the cultures and people who live there. We compared the Masai Tribe to our way of life and found out that they build their own homes and look after their own herd of cows! Also, we compared the Masai’s traditional clothing to ours and decided to make a traditional Masai necklace full of colourful patterns.
We listened to different influential musicians and compared their different styles of music such as: Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ and Emeli Sande’s ‘Clown’. We explored finding the pulse, different pitches and expressed our thoughts and feelings through movement.
During our PSHE time, we were introduced to the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.; we agreed that all children should be included and accepted and generated our ‘Word of the Week’ – EQUALITY. We discussed what we would like to see others doing to make our world a better place.
Finally, we took part in an African Drumming Workshop with Mr Tipper which inspired us to make our own Djembe Drums in design and technology.
What a fabulous week we all had!
Home - School Links
At Ryedene Primary and Nursery School we believe that parents as partners has a vital role in the learning and development of your child. We will provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum for your child to thrive in. We will keep you informed as much as possible by updating our class page and we will also add photos of your child's learning in school.
Homework: will be handed out on a Friday and is expected back in school completed by the following Wednesday.
Reading: share a book with your child at least three times per week and record the date and a signature each time in your child's reading record.
Spellings: words will be sent home when appropriate and 'quick quizes' will take place to check your child's knowledge.
Physical Education: a PE kit is required in school and will be kept in school until the end of term, it will then be sent home for washing and must be returned at the start of the next school term (NO Earrings).
Thank you for your support
Parent/Carer Information Presentations
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils of Oak Class,
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your support and visiting this page. As a school we are committed to supporting you all through this current situation and will do our very best for you all.
The page will be refreshed as often as possible to provide you with purposeful learning opportunities and practical advice to keep you all busy for the foreseeable future.
I have provided a link so you can email me with questions, ideas and support if you feel you need to. This will be responded to during school hours and links to learning sites will be added frequently.
Thank you and keep well,
Mrs Hall and Mrs Doy
If you need support, have questions or have an idea then please contact me. I will do my utmost to help you during school hours.