Oak Class – Reception/Year 1

Oak Class – Reception/Year 1 at St Julian's Church School

In Oak class we help our Reception and Year 1 children to thrive through play-based learning, outdoor exploration and challenging opportunities in preparation for life's adventures!

Take a look at our home / school learning in Term 3

(Click on the pictures to see a selection of Oak classes learning)


Term 6

This term we have many things to look forward . We have our ‘Build a  better world’ week which is connected with our Erasmus project. We will be taking part in lots of different art activities, science tasks as well as  sports including Sports Day.

During this week we will also have ‘Shuffle up day’ for all current children. They will get to meet their new class teacher.

Reports will be sent out to all parents towards the end of this term.

Helpful Links

Here are a few websites to support home learning that cover our curriculum, phonics, maths and online reading books and support.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize Activities for Early Years 

Ten ways to help your child with math

Phonics Play Activities 

Topmarks – Maths Activities 

Oxford Owl E-Book Library 

Active Learn Primary for Bug Club – Online Allocated Reading Books 

All About Oak Class

In Oak class we have daily phonic lessons  followed by literacy and math learning. In the afternoons we have a wide curriculum of opportunities and experiences which are enriched by our nurturing  curriculum.

As well as a exciting resourced indoor classroom, the children also have available to them an enriched outdoor learning area that is undercover. They have access to this area through free flow play and provision throughout their day. Children are provided with the experiences of our mud kitchen, sandpit, outdoor houses, bikes and scooters, adventure woodland play area as well lots of open space for water and loose parts play.


  • Mrs. Parker (Full Time)
  • Mrs Miles (covering PPA time Wednesday AM )

Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Tiley (Class Teaching Assistant –  Working Monday – Friday except Friday PM)
  • Mr Smalley (Teaching Assistant – Working Monday – Friday)
  • Mrs Newlove ((Teaching Assistant Working Friday PM)

Below are a few key days / times and information that will support your child throughout the week.

Monday – Children are given their new reading book and home contact book. Spellings and reading words are also updated in the contact books.

Wednesday – Children come to school in their full PE kit

Friday – We ask that all reading books and contact diaries are handed in for quarantining/ changing and updating over the weekend. Year 1 have their spelling check during their school day.

Reception  We have sent home a phonics book for your child to look at and complete with your support. We have also sent home a separate home learning book which has a challenge grid with the aim for you to select one activity per weekend . All activities completed in either book can be photographed and placed on your child’s portfolio via Class Dojo. We look forward to sharing with you your child’s achievements .

Year 1 Your child will now have been sent home a catch up phonics book. Please read the notes inside the front cover for support.  We have also sent home a Year 1 Home Learning book with a learning grid of challenges for them to select from ( 1 per weekend). Please update your child’s Class Dojo portfolio so that we can share in their achievements. Children in Year 1 are also given spellings on Monday to practice reading and writing, ready for a small test on Friday. You will find these in their contact book.

Class Dojo is our school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom and at home through photos, videos, and messages. It enables us to send out individual or whole class messages direct from your child’s class. We also used Class Dojo to support our current Home Learning during the COVID Lockdown 2021.

If you have any concerns, questions or need contact class teacher  then you can do so by logging on to your School Dojo using the login information that was supplied to you on starting school.



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