Welcome to Oak Class

Mrs Brooks and Mrs Barrett are pleased to welcome you to the Reception year of school. We are supported by an HLTA Mrs Jeffrey and Teaching assistants Miss Moxey, Mrs Twitchin and Mrs Bennett. Miss Pollard 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! 

Autumn 2017: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Relationships.

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

We were very excited on Monday when we were sent a message from someone called Time Traveller who needed our help.  His time machine had crashed and he has lost all of his favourite books.  He asked if we could help him and search for them.  We found them in our outside area, unfortunately they were ripped and broken.  We are planning to stick them back together and lend him some of our favourite books.  He promised that he would set us challenges and problems to solve this term we are looking forward to the next one and we are searching carefully for blue glitter to see if he has been to see us!  Please come and look at our Time Traveller display to see how we have been helping to solve the problems he sets us!

A Message to Parents:

As well as being a big milestone for many, the Reception year is an exciting time of rapid development. Your child will develop the skills that secure future learning. During this year children refine and develop their communication skills, learning to get along with each other and cooperate; they learn to  read, write and understand the basics of our number system. As parents, the most important things you can do to support your children’s learning are talk, talk and talk some more; read and tell stories, count (anything!) and find a quiet five or ten minutes every day to listen to your child read. For more information about what your child is expected to be able to do by the end of the Reception year open the Early Years Outcomes document located on this page.

Learning at Home

Please send information about your child’s learning at home to:


Once received we will upload it to Evernote creating a truly holistic picture of your child as a learner!