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.