Welcome to Oak Class - Spring 2021
Happy New Year
We hope that you had a very, merry Christmas, despite it being celebrated differently this year.
Although not all our children are in school during this lockdown period, I am providing home learning structured in the same way as it would be in class.
Children in Oak Class have four carpet lessons throughout the day interspersed with continuous provision where they are able to select their own learning activities and resources. Each week, I will upload daily lessons to Tapestry and schedule them to be published at the same time as I would be teaching these lessons if I were in school. This provides a structure that will be familiar to the children that parents can either follow or adapt to their own timings as the lesson will continue to be available after publication.
I cannot stress enough how important the daily phonics lessons are, particularly at this stage in the children's development. I had been planning to issue reading books this half-term so the skills learnt during the autumn half term could be practised daily. I know that every family has their own unique set of personal circumstances so if possible, please make these short sessions a priority each day.
Click on the home learning link below and you will find weekly learning grids which detail the lessons that will be available each week. I have added links to the lessons where possible so that if there are any issues with accessing Tapestry you will still have access to the home learning.
I am happy to provide support and advice during this very difficult time so please email me on my class email address if you have any concerns or questions. You can also add questions to an observation you have uploaded to Tapestry if it relates to the area of learning.
Our teaching staff are dividing their time between school (for our vulnerable and key worker children) and home but are working and are available throughout the school day.
Class Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With my very best wishes.
Mrs S Dryden
Early Years Lead
Oak Class Teacher