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Ruskington Chestnut

Street CofE

Primary Academy

Care. Believe. Grow

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Reception - Oak Class



Welcome to Oak Class


The Reception Year is an exciting but busy year! We encourage the children to develop independence during their time with us. We place a great deal of emphasis on developing early writing, reading and number skills. We value the support from our parents in supporting their children with these key life skills. All of our children bring home a reading book each night and additional activities to support the development of their number and phonics skills. We love sharing our 'Weekly News' via Class Dojo' and communicating with parents is so important to us so that our children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full potential. 




Meet the team:

Mrs Hall: EYFS Lead and Class Teacher

Mrs Keay, Mrs Biglands and Mrs Moore: support children in EYFS with their learning and development.

Mrs Courtney: Nursery Lead in Little Conkers pre-school is also a familiar faces to our children.


Our Church School Values 

Term 1 - Honesty

Term 2 - Trust 

Term 3 - Compassion

Term 4 - Respect 

Term 5 - Forgiveness 

Term 6 - Perseverance 




Our PE sessions will be on a Friday and we will be practicing and developing our fundamental skills. There will also be a range of activities on offer each day to develop their gross motor skills (e.g., balls, scooters) and fine motor skills (e.g., threading, dough) We will also have continued access to our outdoor area.


Please ensure children come to school with their correct P.E kits in a suitable bag. Children need both indoor and outdoor clothing and footwear in order for us to benefit fully from our P.E Lessons. Please ensure long hair is tied up and all jewellery removed. If your child cannot remove their own ear studs, please ensure you take them out on the day. 






Teach a child to read and keep that child reading and we will change everything.

And I mean everything.


At Chestnut Street, the teaching of reading is at the very core of our curriculum.  Our main aim is to ensure that every child becomes a confident, fluent reader who develops a love of reading. The sharing of stories is central to our provision throughout the school and we read regularly with the children in Oak class.


Please listen to your child read 3 times a week. This can be them sharing their book bag book or you reading a story to them. Please log their activity in their reading log. It is important for the children to bring in their reading folder each day in order to keep their books updated. 


Children in Oak class visit our local library once a week in the summer term to read for pleasure, sharing a book as a whole class or choosing a book to read with their friends. We also like to make sure we borrow books and spend time in our school library.


Trips/ Visitors 

In Oak class we like to have visits from people in our local community such as police officers and dentists. We also visit our local library and shops to understand more about our local community. 

We also visit Rand Farm park yearly at the end of our school year to consolidate our learning from previous topics.





Why do you like coming to Chestnut Street school? 

‘I love building outside’


‘Mrs Hall is soooooooo funny!’


‘Phonics with Fred the frog’


‘Playing with my friends all day long’




‘Bikes and Trikes and the Trim Trail’

Please follow us via the Class Dojo, Tapestry, Twitter and Facebook for regular updates, photos and much more!

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