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Strong Foundations: Bright Futures

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Strong Foundations: Bright Futures

Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class - Reception 


Welcome to Oak Class

Teacher: Mrs Armstrong
Teaching Assisstants: 
Mrs Payne, 


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.



Usually, we begin our day with a phonics lesson, followed by a Maths lesson after break. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme to learn our sounds, however we do heavily adapt it to suit our own learning styles. Our pupils love to sing the songs that accompany each sound - there are a couple of links that you can sing along to together at the bottom of this page:



In Maths, we focus on three different areas: place value, calculation and shape, space & measures. Monday is all about counting, recognising and ordering our numbers. By the end of the year, we aim for our pupils in Oak to be able to count forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. Then on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we practice addition and subtraction. Thursday is when we learn about distance, time, money, shapes, symmetry... and much more.


I would  recommend Alphablocks and Numberblocks, two fantastic Cbeebies programmes that really hone in on those key first steps in English and Maths. 



Autumn 1: Dragons
Autumn 2: Festivals & Celebrations
Spring: Around The World In 8 Weeks
Summer 1: Space
Summer 2: Children's Choice


Nearly all of our learning in class will centre around our topic. Our pupils become highly invested in their topics and they are enthusiastic to learn as much as they can about each one. 




Oak Class - Links and Resources