Welcome to the Oak Class page!
Hello and Welcome.....
We are very excited to welcome our new little members of Fairfield First School to Oak class! This is a very exciting term for the children (and families) and we are so happy you have joined us!
This term our theme begins with I wonder who I am?
We will dedicate lots of time getting to know each other, finding out who we are, what we look like, naming emotions, considering how we are similar and different, celebrating uniqueness, naming body parts and thinking about our families. We will continue with getting to know our classroom and school environment and delving deeper into our school motto;
Aim high, work hard, have fun and care for others.
We will unpick what this really means as a new member of our school community.
Alongside this, we will weave a Nursery Rhyme into each week. Nursery Rhymes are fundamental to Early Years development. Furthermore:
Reading nursery rhymes introduces children to storytelling and sequencing stories.
They boost language development and oral skills.
Nursery rhymes introduce children to early literacy skills like repetition, listening for syllables and rhyming words.
The short nature of nursery rhymes is perfect for children’s concentration and promotes a love of books and stories.
Nursery rhymes promote rhythm and movement and often require actions and movement.
They promote social skills as they are often sung in groups and social situations.
Nursery rhymes provide a life-long love of learning and of course they are fun!
Our main objective this half term is to help settle the children into school, nurture and help children feel secure in their new class, establish new routines, help them make new friendships and of course get to know their teachers. We are very excited to get to know our new additions to the school.
We have an irresistible belief that all children will become successful readers.
Books are central to our learning within Oak class and enrich our curriculum. Lots of our learning will be focused around stories and we spend many hours reading for pleasure and sewing the seeds for a love of reading.
We will set off on our learning journey into Autumn term with a sharp focus on teaching accurate listening skills. These are fundamental for learning and also support our Phonic development too.
Things to remember:-
Forest School will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Remember gloves, long-sleeve t-shirts, warm socks and water-proofs! Extra layers are needed as it gets colder.
PE lessons will be a Tuesday and Friday.
Please send your child with a water bottle (no juice or squash) and a waterproof coat/hat every day. We go out in ALL WEATHERS!
Library books will be changed on a Tuesday!
Keep up to date with school life by reading the Friday Newsletter, reading emails and texts from school and following us on Twitter. Please also check your emails to keep up-to-date with the information we share on Google classroom.