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

Our Nursery class are the Acorns.

Our Reception Class is called Beech.

The teaching team in EYFS are:

  • Miss Madeley
  • Mrs Corr

At Oakmere school we believe that all children are entitled to a multitude knowledge. Although some can be taught throw children’s interests we also 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 are carers of our children by inviting you to coffee mornings, dependent on what the cohort need at the time this could be phonics or maths based. Children learnt through all aspects of their lives to what better way to ensure they get the full package than to team up!


What we’ve been up in the Spring Term

Spring 1

During Spring 1 we have celebrated Chinese New Year and even tasted some noodles. We have started regular PE lessons that the children are loving, and have been learning about our local area.   We even walked to the shop and bought an item of our own.

What we did in the Autumn Term

Autumn 1

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.

Autumn 2

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.