Welcome to Oak Class (Reception)
At Clent Parochial Primary school we strongly believe that your child’s emotional well-being is at the heart of their ability to learn. In supporting your child to learn and develop at their own pace we embrace their individuality and how this is reflected in their learning styles.
The early years of a child’s education will lay the foundations for the rest of their school life; it is imperative that we get it right and your child feels happy, secure and enjoys coming to school. We learn through carefully planned play to appeal to the interests of each child and each week the children help us plan and decide what they would like to learn about next.
We teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds schemes and enhance it with our recently adapted approach towards handwriting ‘Kinetic Letters’ which is proving highly successful across school.
We have arranged an open day for parents of children due to start school in September 2018. The details are in the link below. If you do know of any families that may be interested in this, please pass the information along. Children who live outside of Clent are still able to attend our school if all of our places are not filled. We are very proud of our students and our school and are keen to welcome newcomers.
Our topic this term is ‘Around the World’. We will look at stories from different cultures and find the similarities and differences between food, clothes and environment among other things.
This week we have been using numbers to four, reading stories, weighing, measuring, food tasting and baking.
Next week we will being introducing letters during phonics. We are still keeping a heavy emphasis on listening skills, without good listening skills children find it very hear individual sounds in words so we will be playing lots of games to enable the children to enhance their listening skills.
We will be continuing to use the stories ‘Handa’s surprise’ and ‘Handa’s Hen’ as an basis for our teaching and learning, we will of course be led by the children’s interests to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.