Reception – Miss McIntosh
|Miss L McIntosh
|Ms R Martin
Miss A McLaughlin
Welcome to Willow class everyone! My name is Miss McIntosh and I am the reception class teacher here at The Oaks. The Reception class team is made up of myself, Ms Martin and Miss McLaughlin. Between us we have many, many years of early years experience. Ms Martin will often be found out in the garden or forest school doing something highly creative. Miss McLaughlin loves the writing area and is an expert book maker. As for me, I’ll be in the home corner, looking after the babies and drinking cups of tea.
Please use this page of the website to keep up to date with what we are getting up to in class. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@TheOaksCP and @TheOaksCPWillow) and join Class Dojo to see lots of exciting photos and messages from us in school.
Please find below the curriculum flyer for this half term which will provide you with an overview of what your child will be learning about in school.
Please find below a copy of our Reception Curriculum Map. This outlines some of the possible different events and themes we may cover across the year. However, in reception our learning journey is guided by the children’s interests and we explore these themes as they come up.
Homework will be set weekly on a Friday. Details of the homework tasks set can be found on Class Dojo. All homework tasks need to be complete by the following Wednesday. Please speak to a member of the classroom team if you have any issues with this.
Please ensure that you are reading with your child each night for 5-10 minutes and recording this in their reading record. Your child will be sent home with a reading book from school. Please record every time you read with your child in their reading record, also record books from home, because when they achieve 50 reads they will be allowed to choose a brand new book to take home and keep forever. We aim for reading books to be changed on a Tuesday and Friday but please ensure your child has their book bag every single day in case they need to be done on a different day. Reading wise logins are inside the front cover of your child’s reading record, please access for 5 – 10 mins two-three times each week. The leader board will be celebrated in class and shared on class dojo so you can keep up to date with this.
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Reception Baseline Assessment
During their first few weeks in school, your child will participate in the Reception Baseline Assessment. This is used to allow teachers to identify each child’s next steps. This nothing to worry about. I have added in an information leaflet below to provide you with some further information.
Our School Day
From September, the following will be the timings for the school day. I will communicate via email and Class Dojo if there are any further changes.
- Breakfast club will begin at 8.00am, please see Miss McGuinness at the main office for prices. This is completely optional.
- The school gates open at 8.40am and registration is at 8.45am. So your child must be in their classroom before registration starts at 8.45am.
- Please drop off and collect your children from their classroom door.
- The school day finishes at 3.15pm and this is the time your children need to be collected.
Our target for each child at school is to achieve a minimum of 96% attendance, arriving on time. If children are not here, we cannot support their learning. However, there may be times when your child is too unwell to attend school. If so, please ring the office before the start of the school day and speak to/leave a message for Miss Ridley, our attendance officer explaining the reason for absence.
* Children should remain at home for 48 hours after their last bout of illness if suffering from sickness/diarrhea.
Our home learning is on Class Dojo, please speak to Miss McIntosh if you have any questions about how to access this. Your child may also be sent home with other account details for different online learning platforms.
Please ensure that all parents and carers have access to Class Dojo as this is where all important messages will be communicated.
- RWI Phonics Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
- Joe Wicks PE Sessions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- ICT games: https://ictgames.com/
- White Rose Maths – 1 Minute Maths App: https://whiteroseeducation.com/1-minute-maths#download
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to email me directly on class dojo or speak to me at the classroom door in the mornings.
Miss McIntosh, Ms Martin, Miss McLaughlin & Miss Bromilow
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