Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class – Reception 

In Oak Class, we love to learn through topic-based play. Our curriculum is based around the Early Learning Goals and we are focused on becoming kind, caring and inquisitive members of our school community.

Teacher: Miss Marshall

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mackie, Miss Leadbeter, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Jefferson

Curriculum Planning

Spring 1 2024Reception Space Knowledge Organiser
Reception Space Lesson Plans
Space Unit Rationale
See Tapestry for weekly updates on what we are learning in oak class


We learn to read and write in Oak class through phonics lessons and practice reading sessions, following the Little Wandle scheme. 

The Little Wandle website has a dedicated Parents area, with advice around sounds pronunciation, reading at home and more: 

Little Wandle has a Youtube channel with hundreds of videos, including lessons for children to watch and parent guides and explanations:

Reading is a fundamental element of Phonics and underpins all learning. We therefore encourage children to read their set reading books at home at least 3 times a week.


We improve our communication skills, broaden our vocabulary and build on our writing skills through our Literacy focus. We follow the Talk For Writing scheme, learning high quality texts as a whole class with actions and role play, then adapting and reimagining stories to make them our own.

Talk for Writing was created by Pie Corbett; it uses the ‘three eyes’ (imitation, innovation and invention) to build children’s writing skills: 

Talk for Writing also has a Youtube channel with a few videos showing the writing process:


In Maths, we love counting, recognising and ordering our numbers. We practice addition and subtraction, and we love applying our mathematical reasoning skills to find solutions to everyday problems. We also learn about distance, time, money, shapes, symmetry… and much more. 

We follow the Power Maths Scheme of work that is underpinned by White Rose.


Alphablocks (link: bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/alphablocks-watch)

Phonics Cbeebies Show

Alphabet Song

BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zt6svwx)
Literacy and Maths Games

ICT Games (link: ictgames.com)
Online Maths and English Games

Top Marks (link: topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting)
Online Maths Games

Numberblocks (link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks)

Maths Cbeebies Show

Counting In Twos
Counting In Twos

Group Of Ten
Counting in Tens