Oak Class Staff

Mrs A. Cooke Class Teacher
Miss L Seddon Teaching Assistant 
Mr A Trudgeon Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Oak Class!


We are part of the EYFS and along with Ash Class we learn through play and a creative curriculum.  We are getting used to our new routines and enjoying making new friends in both Ash and Oak Class.  Our starting topic is All About Me and we will also be sharing familiar favourite stories each week.  Our current timetable is:

Each morning after register we enjoy our whole class sessions.  These are to encourage good speaking and listening skills as well as promoting attention and focusing skills.  Funky Fingers is to support the fine and gross motor skills in our hands and fingers.  We enjoy squeezing, rolling and pinching our play dough with Dough Disco, or we may be Squiggling as we wiggle!  Our morning ipad/IT session is where we learn new skills with our ipads.  Our ipads are used for cross curricular activities and learning at other times but in this session we focus on our IT skills such as taking photographs, downloading apps and learning the functions of the ipad.  On Wednesdays we love our music session!  During music we learn new vocabulary, how to play different instruments loud, quiet, fast and slow and we learn to copy simple rhythms. We enjoy listening to different types of music and use resources such as ribbons, scarves and the parachute.  On Thursday we share a story.  We like to read along and retell our favourite stories using storyboxes or Clevertouch versions.  Friday is our favourite day, we love Listen with Lola. Lola is a snow leopard cub who does not like noise.  We have to play Lola's listening games but they involve us being quiet, calm and careful.  She helps us to be a good listener and remember what we have heard.  Oak Class also enjoy the Magic Box and Magic Bucket sessions which helps us to be focused and keep our attention.

After playtime each day we have continuous provision with Ash Class.  We learn through play and hands on activities.  During this time we are also learning to work in small groups on our Maths and Literacy targets as well as learning all about numbers, shapes and letters through our play activities and own interests.  Each afternoon we activities such as cooking, PE and outdoor learning where we love to investigate outdoors and get muddy in the process!

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Our email address - oak@hawthorns.tameside.sch.uk


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