Message sent from:

Oak Class


Welcome back for the second half of the Autumn Term! We hope everyone has had an enjoyable break and is looking forward to all the learning and excitement that awaits us in the weeks ahead. With Mrs. Humphrey now on her maternity leave, Mrs Tremellen will be teaching from Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Butler will be teaching every Friday. Miss Baylis will continue to provide her invaluable support to the class, as our Learning Support Assistant, every day.

PE will remain on the timetable for each Tuesday and Wednesday, so please send your child to school dressed for this on these days.

Reading with your child at home, is as important as ever, and we would ask that you create the opportunity to share your child’s reading book with them for a few minutes every day. Research tells us that reading regularly at home, and sharing books, not only helps children to progress more quickly with this skill, but also strengthens their language and vocabulary development. I would like to remind you, that you are invited to watch a phonics lesson, on Tuesday 7th November, when you drop your child off at school in the morning. This will give you the opportunity to see some the techniques we use in class, to support the children with sounding out and blending words, which you could then reinforce at home.

You will see in the curriculum overview below, that this term many of our learning activities link to traditional tales. We will be going on a visit to the library, where we will be able to select our own books and listen to the librarian share her favourite traditional tale. Later in the term, we will be thinking about the greatest story ever, as we prepare for the Nativity play. We will also be exploring some of the important traditions of the Christmas period. As part of our work in RE, we will also be learning about the sacrament of baptism, the story of David, and the Advent period. In maths, we will be looking in depth at how numbers to 5 can be represented, exploring the concepts of 1 more and 1 less and comparing different 2D shapes.

As you can see, we are anticipating a full and eventful term! We look forward to sharing this with you all.

From Mrs Tremellen, Mrs Butler and Miss Baylis


Mrs Tremellen and Mrs Humphrey


Miss Bayliss- Giraffe Class Teaching Assistant


Things to bring to school

  • A waterproof, named coat.
  • A sunhat and suncream clearly named.
  • A named water bottle.
  • A packed lunch (if you are not having school dinners)
  • A morning snack.

Please note, to encourage good oral health we request that children only bring water or weak squash in their bottles to school. 

Reading books

Sharing books together is a vital part of building early literacy skills. Book bags will be changed every Friday with 2 books to share over the week. Please bring bookbags into school everyday.

Please record all reading at home in the blue diary provided. This can include titles of books from home. We ask that you listen to your child read at least 3 times a week. 

Hit enter to search