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Oak Class



Class Teachers: Mrs Hathaway (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Odams (Wednesday - Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Greaves and Mrs Hulbert (mornings)


Oak class is a reception class and we are working on the Early Years Curriculum.  We work closely with our onsite pre - school and other settings to enable children to have a smooth transition into school.   Much of our learning takes place through child led activities, which we observe alongside small adult led activities.  We have a well- resourced indoor and outdoor area that enables children to make progress in all areas of learning and we are working in and outdoors all year round.


We have a different Quest each term and these are the focus of our learning, in the Autumn term we looked at ‘Explorers’ during which we found out about Space and had a go at creating our own solar systems. In the Spring we looked at ‘Take one picture’ during which we looked at the work of different artists and in the Summer term we are focusing on ‘Growing and going up’ during which we are going to be exploring plants and minibeasts, alongside the author Julia Donaldson.


Throughout the year, we teach a range of key skills alongside our Quests and any support from home would help them to make progress with these:


To learn sounds and then use them to read and write small words and captions (sound mat)


Recognition of some tricky words (the, to, no, I) we will send home a tricky word card


To develop their control using a pencil to begin to form recognisable letters


How to count, order and recognise numbers to 10 and then 20


Begin to learn patterns with number (number bonds to 5 and a thorough understanding of numbers to 10 and how they work together)


An opportunity to explore a range of resources to help with learning (numicon, objects, counters)


Exploring shape and measures through practical games


Exploring and asking questions about a range of experiences, such as seasonal walks thinking about the autumn trees and the plants that grow.


There is a lot of great fun had in our class alongside hands on experiences that enable your child to extend their own interests and begin to enjoy some new ones.  Please be patient as we get messy at times and a spare change of clothes in their bags is always good!