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Welcome to the EYFS – the start of your school journey at Oakmere!

Our school motto is: “Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow” 

All our classes are named after trees of the United Kingdom, many of which we have around our school field.

Our Nursery class are called Acorns.

Our Reception Class is called Beech.

The teaching team in EYFS are:

Reception transition dates for Sep 2024 Cohort

STAY AND PLAY SESSION 1: Tues 7th May 3.45 – 4.15pm

STAY AND PLAY SESSION 2: Mon 3rd June 3.45 – 4.15pm

PARENT MEETING: Tues 25th June 5.15 – 6.00pm

TRANSITION DAY: Thurs 11th July 9.30 – 10.30am

Nursery transition dates for Sep 2024 Cohort

STAY AND PLAY SESSION: Tues 18th June 3.45 – 4.15pm

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING: Tues 2nd July 5.15 – 6.00pm


At Oakmere school we believe that all children are entitled to a multitude of knowledge. Although some can be taught through children’s interests we have themes overarching each half term to help shape the curriculum. Below is our Long- Term Plan of themes and books the children will be diving into this year.

Our latest Ofsted report Nov 2022 said that ‘Children in the early years settle quickly, thanks to established routines and nurturing staff’

We enjoy meeting the parents and carers of our children to build strong relationships with all families. Parents and Carers are invited to coffee mornings based on different subjects such as reading, phonics, writing and maths. Whatever the cohort may need at the time. Children learn through all aspects of their lives so what better way to ensure they get the full package than to team up!

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What we’ve been up to this year: Sep 2023/2024


This spring we have look at celebrating different cultures such as Chinese New Year. The children made their own dragon faces and took part in a dragon dance. The whole of Oakmere School took part in family learning week where parents were invited in and got to learn some amazing things with their children. We had an art lesson where we made clay faces, a music lesson where we learnt how to use boom whackers and a topic lesson. We celebrated Science week with a full day focussed on some super cool science experiments. EYFS got to make their own rockets and did an experiment with jelly.



This Autumn term we have focused on ensuring the children have transitioned into school life comfortably. They have been able to explore their new environment, learn how it works and the expectations of the class room.

We have introduced our children to their first phonic sounds. We have been learning to identify each sound and write them with the correct letter formations. We have given the children the opportunity to use different resources to explore letters and have held a phonics coffee morning to show parents how they could help develop children’s phonic knowledge at home.

We created our own worm farm to watch how they tunnel in the ground. We have visited the woods and read stick man.

We had our Christmas crafts morning with our parents and carers and a class party to celebrate Christmas before we broke up for the holidays and Santa even came to pay us a visit and gave us a Christmas present.