Welcome to Year R - Oak
Our Year R Team consists of Mrs Cat, Miss Williams and Mrs Barber. Mr Ward also teaches us when Mrs Cat is having her planning time.
Hi, I am Mrs Cat and I teach Reception Oak. My hobbies are painting and gardening. I love painting with the colour blue and my favourite flowers are peonies, anemones, and poppies. I aim to continuously support children in reaching their full potential.
I am Miss Williams and I am very excited to work with all the children in oak class and helping them grow and learn.
Hi, I'm Mrs Barber and am a teaching assistant in Oak class. I have been working at Little Heath for five years and feel privileged working with such amazing children.
Hi, I am Mr Ward. I am a PPA Teacher here at Little Heath and music subject leader. I cover a range of subjects and particularly enjoy PE, music and art lessons. This year I will be delivering music lessons across the school. As well as music theory and appreciation, I will be teaching a range of instruments to all year groups.
All children need their PE kit in school on a Friday. Our PE kit is plain white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms and black pumps.
We send activities home on a Thursday which is always linked to the learning covered during the week.
Once the children are at the stage of reading, parents will be sent a link to the reading book for their own child. This will give you access to an online reading book which follows our reading and phonics scheme RWInc. The children will read the same book in school. The children will also choose a library book on a weekly basis. The children visit the library on a Friday so they need to return the book they have and they can then choose a new book.
At the start of Reception we complete an assessment called Baseline. This gives us an accurate picture of what the children can do at the start of their school journey. Further information can be found here:
At the end of the year the children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals to see if the children have reached a God Level of Development.
Further information can be found here:
This is what reception children have been up to so far this year........
Thank you for visiting our Year R information page.
If you have any questions, please do come and speak to one of the Year R team.
This term we will be learning the following sounds: sh,ch,qu,th,ng,nk from Set 1 and All of the Set 2 Sounds which are:
ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or, air, ir, ou, oi.
Our Red Tricky Words are: I, no, go, to, the, into, he, we, she, me, be, are, you, my ,all, our, said- remember you cannot segment these words, you have to just remember them!
Language and Literacy
We have started shared reading which we are really enjoying!
Please make sure you are reading with your child every day and encouraging them to try forming letters!
Summer 2 We will be learning about traditional tales e.g. The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood.
Supporting Parents with Talk and Communication