Skip to content ↓

Oak - Reception

Welcome to Oak Class!

We are ready to kickstart our Summer term with lots of fun after very busy Autumn and Spring terms in Reception. We will be focusing on new life, discussing the life cycles of tadpoles and chicks and growing our own plants in class too. We are so lucky to have been donated some tadpoles from a Barrow family's pond, and we will also be caring for some eggs which will (hopefully!) hatch into chicks in Oak class too - lots of exciting things to explore and learn together.

This term's topic is called 'Down on the farm'

We will be reading lots of books together, starting off with:

'What the ladybird heard', 'Farmyard Hullabaloo' and 'The great goat chase'.

We are really looking forward to our class trip to Mrs Dowson's Farm on Thursday 6th June.

Who's Who?

Class Teacher: Miss Crossley

Teaching Assistant: Miss Parkinson

Our Timetable

Our PE day for the Summer term is: Thursday

Please come to school dressed in your PE kit on Thursdays.

Our class library day is: Wednesday

Please ensure your child brings their school library book in on this day, so they can change it.

Key Information for Parents

To keep up to date it is vital that parents regularly read our weekly newsletter, which is emailed directly to you on a Friday.  This is packed with important information and key dates for your diary.

Reading at Home

Reading is very important and it opens up a world of learning to our children. At Barrow our long term aim is for all children to develop a passion and love of reading, as well as becoming confident readers across the curriculum. 

Every child at Barrow will be given a school banded reading book by their class teacher and a phonics book. The phonics books will be changed on Fridays, in line with new sounds being taught in class. The book band books will be changed as needed, after reading through a few times and being confident with the text and comprehension. We ask that all children read to an adult THREE times per week and this should be signed and recorded in your child's reading diary.  This will be checked weekly by your child's class teacher.  In addition, all children will choose their own library book, they can keep the book for ONE week and must return it to school on their allocated library diary.  If your child does not return their library book, they will not be able to take another book out.

Bug Club 

All children children have access to Bug Club.  Your child's class teacher will provide them with a Username, Password and School Code.  To access Bug Club you can click on the attached link

Seesaw Home Learning Platform 

Homework will be shared on our home learning platform - Seesaw.  All children have their own unique home learning page.  Class teachers will provide your child with their login details.

After School Clubs 

Details of termly after school clubs will be displayed on the school's newsletter.  To book onto an after school club please contact the school office.