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Oak Class



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

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Greaves and Mrs Bull


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 theme each term and these are the focus of our learning.  In the Autumn term we are going to be looking at ourselves under the topic of 'Here I Am'.   Don't forget to send your child in with their special items, ready to talk to us about themselves.  This will help us to get to know them and who is important to them.


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


The development of personal and social skills, including putting on their wellies and coats, going to the toilet, being able to share and interact with their peers and adults and being confident to talk and ask for support if needed.


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 necessary.




2022 - 2023 Oak Class Curriculum map 

We follow a theme for the term, however this could change as we follow your children's interests.

Oak Class housekeeping



We are going to be sending home reading books when the children are in full time.  They will be getting two books which will be picture books to begin with as telling a story using pictures is an important skill.  We will then be moving onto books with sounds and prior to that you will get more information.  These books will come home on a Monday in their book bag, please could you return the following Monday to be changed.


We have a box of books which will be outside the classroom door every day and it would be great if you could select a book to share at home, please return and swap whenever you want.




Oak class have their PE session on a Wednesday afternoon, please could they come in their PE kit on this day.



Please could you send your child in with all of their clothes labelled and a spare set of clothes in a drawstring bag that is able to stay on their peg, to include pants and socks.  As well as accidents we are outside a lot and tend to get a bit muddy.


We would like to extend some of our provision and would appreciate any of the following:


Bikes or scooters (including pedal bikes)

Meccano type activities

Screwdrivers and any old electrical equipment (CD player) this is to develop our fine motor skills!


Please click here to find out more about what we teach in each subject.  The links at the bottom of the ‘Curriculum’ page will tell you all you could wish to know.