Welcome to Red Oak
2023 - 2024
Welcome to Red Oak's class page. Here you will find information about what your child is learning in school and you will also see photographs of your child learning in school.
Class Teacher - Miss Wills
LSA - Miss Lewis
LSA - Miss Wood
Spring Term 1
Our topic this term is 'People Who Help Us'.
We have begun our topic by thinking about all the people who help us at home, school and in our community. We came up with a really long list and Mrs Rowe was very happy when we all said we enjoy helping each other at school. There are too many fantastic helpers in our community to learn about all of them but we have chosen to focus on:
Then for our last week of term we will be thinking about our mental health and learning all about Chinese New Year.
Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading books that your child may bring home:
A reading practice book - This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.
A sharing book. - Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone.
Read it to or with your child and discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book.
We use Little Wandle at Parkway to teach the children.
Please use this link to find resources to support your child at home.
Cutting with scissors, putting on shoes, doing up buttons, doing up zips, tying laces, helping around the house - keeping their rooms tidy and cooking, with support.
Here is a more straightforward way of tying laces - give it a try.
Here is the alternative with the two loops
Traditional method and other fastenings such as buttons and zips
Mindfulness and activities could include building construction, colouring, playdough modelling, jigsaws, etc.
Music is available on youtube (make sure that you are monitoring ads)