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Welcome to Oak Class


I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and the children are all happy to be back in school.  On behalf of all the members of the Early Years Team (Oak and Acorn) we are so impressed by the children's positive attitude, resilience and how they are following the new rules and routines.


Of course this year is very different as I have children split between Sycamore and Oak and am doing all I can to prepare them to move into Year 1 after being out of school during the spring term and for some children the summer term too.  Their emotional wellbeing is my first priority and as we move into more carpet phonics, reading and mathematics over the coming weeks, this will continue to be uppermost in my mind.


I am conscious that my 2020 Oak Class is waiting in the wings and Mrs Colliass and I are working together to provide them with the building blocks of phonics so that they can 'hit the ground running' when they move into my classroom after half-term.  I will be starting some short carpet sessions in the afternoon with them which will then lead into some early Phase 2 phonics, learning the first set of letter sounds (phonemes) s, a, t, p, i and n and Mrs Colliass will then be able to engage with this learning while they remain in the Acorn classroom.


As always, I am happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have about this academic year, so catch me at school or if you'd rather email me, please use my class email address:


With my very best wishes.




Mrs S Dryden

Early Years Lead



Home Learning Information


While our school is closed, you can use our Tapestry Online Journal System to keep in touch with me and let me know what you and your child have been up to at home.


I have posted lots of activities and resources using the Documents and Observations functionality and after Easter will be uploading an activity through the Activities option each day for your child to have a go at.


Please also encourage them to read regularly so their phonics skills don't disappear.


In addition, I can be contacted via email:


Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns.


Best wishes.



Mrs S Dryden

Our Bug Hunt - June 2017

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Video of photographs taken during Oak Class' recent bug hunt on Studham Common.


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!