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Oak - Year R and 1

Welcome to Oak Class!

 

We are looking forward to an exciting term! Welcome to all our new families, we hope that your child enjoys their time with us in Oak at Micheldever!

 

Mrs Melrose will usually be teaching in Oak on Monday's and Thursday's and Mrs Willder will usually be teaching on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Mrs Holmes is in Oak every day!

 

We will have PE sessions on Tuesday and Thursday as well as plenty of outside time in between. It is beneficial for your child to have their kit in school everyday just in case this changes.

 

The Year One children have been given additional responsibilities within the class to help develop their independence. These include collecting the registers and putting the fruit out. Quite often the staff from Pine Class will work with the children in Oak Class and Year One children join Pine Class Year One & Year Two for activities throughout the week. 

 

Learning to read

 

When your child is ready, they will be given a book with no words to bring home. This enables them to learn about how a book works. Children should talk about what is happening in the pictures and begin to identify the characters in the book. Try to encourage your child to tell the story using story language e.g. with a picture illustrating characters flying some kites your child might say 'It was such a windy day. The children enjoyed flying their kites!'

 

Children learn letters by using the sound they make rather than the letter names. Click the link below for the clip that we shared with you on the information evening that demonstrates how phonemes (sounds) are pronounced. If you wish for additional support, please speak to a member of Oak team!

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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