Welcome to Yellow Oak 2021-2022
Reminder: PE days are Tuesday and Friday, the lessons may take place outside or in the school hall, so please make sure that your child has suitable footwear and tracksuit bottoms or shorts.
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 book 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.
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.
Reading practice book
This book has been matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
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.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. 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.
Autumn term 2
This term’s topic is ‘Wonderful weather’ and we will use the local environment to observe and talk about changes in the weather and the seasons. In PSHE we will identify how illnesses can be passed on and learn about how we can stop it from spreading. The children will also learn how to roll and dribble the ball with control keeping away from defenders and use their bodies to aim. We will use drawing and painting to share ideas and experiences while learning about the work of artists and designers such as Peter Max.