Welcome to Oak Class

Mrs Brooks and Mrs Barrett are pleased to welcome you to the Reception Year of school. We are supported by HLTA Mrs Twitchin and Teaching Assistant Mrs Howlett. 

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 2019: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude

We were so excited to meet our new friend 'Time Traveller'.  He appeared on a video with a problem and asked Oak class to help him solve it.

Unfortunately, his time machine crashed and he lost all his books.  We went and looked for them on the field but they were all dirty, ripped and broken.  His favourite book ‘Kipper’s Toybox’ was nowhere to be seen.  We have promised Time Traveller that we will keep looking for his books and that we will try and find him some new books.  He has told us that he has lots of challenges that we need to solve for him and we are looking forward to what they might be.

Keep an eye on the display board in our classroom to see what we have been up to and how we solve the problems!  We are definitely going to need to be like our learning characters Kipper, Paddington and Percy...!

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 SeeSaw creating a truly holistic picture of your child as a learner!