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Reception - Ash and Oak

Welcome to Ash  and Oak Class!


Welcome to our Early Years page


We hope that you will find this page useful.  It will have topic curriculum information, website links and presentation notes in addition to our Tapestry page where we will be sharing our weekly news.


There are lots of lovely adults that work in Early years, they are:

Ash teacher : Mrs Howitt and Mrs Perry

Oak teacher: Miss Buck

Teaching Assistants: Miss Woodward, Mrs Whittle, Miss Usher and Mrs Case

Teacher Cover Supervisor: Miss Crawford



This term’s learning 

This term, our theme is ‘Winter Adventure'. 






Week ending 20th January 

Happy Chinese New Year! The children have enjoyed learning about China and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We enjoyed our chinese banquet on Friday where we tried stir fry, noodles and prawn crackers. All of the children had a go at using chopsticks to eat with! This week we have also learnt about how to make 4 and 5 from smaller numbers ie, 2+3=5 2+2=4. The children have also learnt the digraphs oo (long), oo (short), er, or as well as the tricky words was, you and they. We have worked hard in phonics to encourage your child to blend in their heads to begin to read fluently. Please encourage this if your child is ready to, when reading the big cat books over the weekend. 

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend our dragon making afternoon on Friday! Well done you all made amazing and unique dragons. Thank you for your patience with the unexpected fire alarm. 

Next week, we will be learning all about Penguins and will be reading Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. 

Week ending 13th January

We have had a lovely frozen week in Early Years!!! Elsa greeted the children at the beginning of the week. They all asked Elsa questions and gave her a hug if they wanted to! This week the children have enjoyed building Elsa's castle, writing letters to Elsa, painting pictures of Olaf and learning all about cold places around the world. This week in phonics, the children have learnt the digraphs ai, ee, oa and the trigraph igh. We have also been learning about the meaning of 0. Next week, we will be learning about Chinese New Year. Please see earlier post about information regarding our Chinese dragon making afternoon on the 20th January. We also have put a plea on facebook for any unwanted items which you may have and are looking to rehome. We are looking for some large rugs, polar animals, a cream coloured throw and any water toys. Thank you! We hope you have a lovely weekend! The EYFS team :)



Please remember that long hair must be tied back at all times and elaborate hair accessories must not be worn.


ALL items of clothing must be clearly named.  Unnamed items are stored for a short period.  Please also ensure that your child has not brought home any items of clothing that do not belong to them. 


Please ensure snack and cooking money is paid up to date via ParentPay.


Once your child turns 5 they will stop receiving free milk the Monday of the week of their birthday.  You will need to sign up to the Cool Milk scheme in advance of this if you would like them to continue having milk. 


PE is on a Wednesday. ​​​​​​​PE kit should be a plain white t shirt and navy or black shorts plus a navy or black tracksuit as the weather gets colder.  Outdoor trainers are also needed. Children must come to school in their PE kit.  Children will not be permitted to take part if the correct clothing/footwear is not worn.  If you need any assistance please speak to a member of the team. 



As a school we have invested in Tapestry as a method of recording your child's learning and progress during their time in Early Years.  Staff will upload weekly observations of individuals or groups, linking this to the Early Years Curriculum areas and where appropriate age and stage the observation.  On the Early Years Page we will also send any notifications of events, reminders and requests.  Please note, that due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum and that we follow the children's interests, some events may be planned at short notice.  We thank you in advance for your co operation and support with such events. 


We request that once you have read an observation, either your own child or the Early Years page, that you acknowledge this by 'liking' the observation.  This helps us to ensure that messages are getting out to parents.


Tapestry is a two way platform and we encourage you to add your own observations of your child's learning. 

Learning Environment 

Photos of the different areas of learning within the setting 😊