Welcome to Oak Class

Mrs Kate White is pleased to welcome you to the Reception year of school. We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Mel Heron and Miss Kayley Sims. Mrs Tracy Pitman is a student teacher based in Oak class this year.

Being in Reception is the first step on the journey in full time school and we will be here with you all the way. Oak class are found within the Foundation Stage Unit, a purpose built space designed to support young children’s learning and development. We have a team of highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants who are passionate about early years education and share the belief that ‘play is truly a child’s work’. If you would like to know more about the Early Years curriculum please click on the EYFS parent guide located on this page.


Learning in Oak Class

We teach and learn through a balance of large and small planned groups, focused individual tasks and child initiated learning. We have three characters to help our children become resilient, inquisitive and creative lifelong learners: Paddington ‘the explorer’, ‘keep trying’ Kipper and Percy ‘the problem solver’. These give the children the language to talk about how they are learning.

Summer Term 2017: Eco Warriors

Term Focus: Relationships.

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

It's great to be back after our Easter Holiday, Grizzly has given us a new story 'Dear Greenpeace'. It is about a little girl who finds a whale in her pond! She writes to Greenpeace for advice, ask us what happens in the end if you want to find out more...!
Grizzly went fishing for a whale but all he caught in his net was rubbish- he asked us why and we think Green Peace are just the people to help us find out as they are Eco-warriors and help look after the environment.

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!