Year N/R

We are an Early Years class with a mix of Nursery (Acorns) and Reception aged children.

Learning in Oak Class

Summer 2022 – Our theme this term is called: ‘Down at the Bottom of the Garden.’  Below is an overview of our learning this term.

Useful Links

The 6 apps – published on the Hungry Little Minds website– are part of the government’s drive to help parents make informed decisions about the use of technology in creating positive learning environments at home. .

The 6 apps published on the Hungry Little Minds website include:

Lingumi (For children aged 2-5)– Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on.

Kaligo (For children aged 3-5)-The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists.

Phonics Hero (For school-aged children)– Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.

Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children)– Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics.

Navigo Game (For school-aged children)– Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle.

Fonetti (For school-aged children)– The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed

Class Information

Home Learning

All children in our class have a ‘Home – School Link Book that travels between home and school.  Notes and messages can be added to this book as well as home learning each week. Your child will bring home a ‘Share with Me’ book for you to read to them as well as reading activities such as ‘Fred Games’, letter sound activities and our ‘Rhyme of the Week’.  Books are changed each Friday as well as activities and talk homework added.

When you child starts in Reception, it is expected that they will read at least 3 times a week at home. Their Home School link book comes home each night and reading can be recorded in these. When they recognise some letter sounds and are beginning to blend then they will bring a phonically decodable reading book matched to their ability.   Home School Link books are checked each day and each time your child reads at home, they get a tick to go towards their reading rainbow and the prize of choosing a book to keep!

Mathletics activities for Reception age children are set on a Friday and linked to learning in class.


Oak Class PE is on a Wednesday and Friday.. Please make sure that your child has full PE kit in school – black shorts, plain white top and trainers or pumps. When the weather is cold, they may bring plain black tracksuit trousers and a sweatshirt to wear over the top of their PE kit. It is fine for your child to bring in their PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday so that you always know they have it if they need it.

Forest School

Our forest school sessions are every Monday.  Please make sure  your child has their forest school kit – waterproof trousers and wellies or old trainers. A plastic bag for dirty shoes is useful to make it easy for your child to take their clothes home.

Nursery Education Funding

Nursery Session Times

Monday: Friday 8.50am – 11.50am – 12.15pm – 3.15pm

Lunch Club runs from 11.50-12.15 each day at an extra cost.

We offer places to children for the term after they are three with three intakes across the year. These places are funded by the government through either 15 hours funding available to all children (the term after they are three) or for those parents who are eligible to claim a 30 hours code.

The Nursery runs a waiting list system and advise parents to provisionally add children’s names and possible session requirements as early as possible. Please contact the main office:
Tel: 01743464570

During the term before your child is due to start you will be contacted  to check whether you would still like a place and then they will issue application forms to you and inform you about the induction process.

Teaching Team

Mrs E Kynaston

Ms Jeanette Scane

Mr Joel May

Miss Becci Adams

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