Welcome to Oak Class
Mrs Brooks and Mrs Barrett are pleased to welcome you to the Reception Year of school. We are supported by two HLTAs Mrs Jeffrey and Mrs Twitchin and Teaching Assistant Mrs Howlett. Miss Paton is a student teacher based in Oak Class this year.
Learning in Oak Class
We strive to foster a love of learning, a strong sense of curiosity and the determination and resilience to persevere and succeed. We want our children to be ‘Ready, Willing and Able', in themselves, in their school and in their world. We teach and learn through a balance of large and small planned groups, focused individual tasks and child initiated learning. We have three learning characters, who help our children to become resilient, inquisitive and creative lifelong learners. These are Paddington ‘the explorer’, ‘keep trying’ Kipper and Percy ‘the problem solver’. These characters give the children the language to talk about and discuss their learning and that of others. See if you can catch your children being a Paddington, Kipper or Percy learner at home!
Spring 2019: Inventors and Innovators
Term Focus: Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me
School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude
In Oak class this term we are going to become fantastic problem solvers like Percy. He is going to set us challenges each week and we are going to work together to solve them. We will need to think very carefully about how to work out the solution. We will definitely need to keep trying like Kipper and explore like Paddington. Last week Percy asked us if we could make a bed big enough for him and his animal friends to fit into on a cold, snowy night. This week we had to find resources to make a warm, cosy habitat for his friends. We are really enjoying the challenges that he sets us, keep an eye on the display in our classroom and our SeeSaw journal to see how we are getting on!