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St Nicholas Church of England

Infants' School

Becoming The Best We Can Be

Heron (Reception)

To access weekly overviews for Remote Learning please see the Remote Learning page. Follow the link below and please don't hesitate to get in touch should you  have any questions.

swilliams.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

hhorne.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

Welcome to Heron Class

 

We are looking forward to helping the Herons in becoming the best they can be as they start their school journey with us. The grown-ups helping the Herons on their journey this year are Mrs Williams, Miss Horne, Miss Marshall and Mrs Naivar.

 

We will making the most of all the learning opportunities both inside and outside. As we move through each term we will add photos, information and home learning to ClassDojo so please sign up to see what we have all been up to!

 

Should you have any questions or concerns please catch one of us as the gate or make an appointment through the office, alternatively contact us via email:

Mrs Williams - swilliams.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk 

Miss Horne - hhorne.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

 

Please note that teachers cannot check emails throughout the school day so please contact the school office for any matters of a more urgent nature, thank you. 

Reading

 

We really value the time you spend helping your child to become confident readers. Initially this comes from being read to and from talking about book and stories. Ideally we ask that you spend 10-15 minutes a day on a reading activity with your child. This could be a bedtime story or sharing books with siblings.

 

We also send home a library book each week. This is a book chosen by your child to share at home from the school library. This will be changed once a week so please remember to bring it in on a library day (Day To Be Confirmed) so your child can swap it for a new one. Should you wish to change it more frequently please let us know as we are keen to encourage the children to share books at home.

 

The home reading scheme books we send home are designed to complement our learning and develop your child's phonic skills and comprehension. Children will start their home reading journey when we are confident that they are becoming secure with their phonic skills. We aim to change this book as frequently as time allows, if you need a new book please place it in the multicoloured basket in the classroom

Learning at home

The below websites are also worth a visit to support your child with their learning:

Phonics games - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Oxford Owl - English and Maths information and activities and e-books - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

50-fantastic ideas to try at home - https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/

Literacy apps - https://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/

 

Apps that other parents have recommended:

  • Doodle pad
  • Teach your monster to read
  • Hairy phonics
  • Nessy
  • Puppet Pals
  • Duolingo

 

If you find any other websites and apps that are worth sharing please do let us know

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