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Oak Class

What was the Preschool is now Oak Class - catering for children from 2 until 5 we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and incorporate Nursery and Reception in a new class with free flow access to the outside. Planning is done in the moment, meaning that the children's next steps are catered for instantly which helps to cement understanding. It is teacher led throughout the week by Mrs Bond with two part time teaching assistants.

Oak class runs for the whole school day offering flexible sessions between 0900 and 1530, contact the school to find out more and arrange a visit today.


We are making a push towards seed to plate culture in our class, this is the first of our many (hopefully) hauls from our garden that we are developing.


Oak Class News – Summer term

Welcome back everyone, fingers crossed the sun keeps shining for us. Please can you make sure your child comes with appropriate labelled clothing (sun hats and change of clothes). We have sun cream in school, if you would like us to apply it then please make sure the consent form attached to the newsletter is signed. PE is on a Thursday afternoon, if you attend the session please ensure that your child has appropriate labelled clothing.

The children have decided they would like to look at different animals this term, our book at the minute is The Messy Magpie which has sparked our interest in recycling. We will be looking to start our own compost system to reduce waste left over from snack and we will be thinking of other ways to help the environment.

Don’t forget Stay and Play still runs on a Thursday morning between 09.30 and 11.00 and everyone is welcome.

Finally, we wish Mrs White all the best as she embarks on maternity leave and cannot wait to meet her new bundle of joy!


Mrs Bond


Oak Class News – Spring term

Welcome back, hopefully there will be signs of spring approaching soon as we are looking forward to some sunshine.

Last term was a busy one for us with the children deciding they wanted to find out more about under the sea animals. We learnt lots of new things including an octopus has three hearts! We also read a fantastic book called And Tango makes three about some special penguins in Central Park Zoo. The children decided to write a letter to the Penguin Keeper in the zoo so fingers crossed for a response soon. Our under-sea adventures culminated in a fantastic trip to the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough. We all had a fantastic, if a little chilly, time. Thank you to the PTA for funding the bus, the parent helpers and Mrs Clark for the hot chocolate on the beach.

Once again, we will be following what the children are interested in this half term, I am looking forward to where our adventures take us now.

Parents Morning will be on Wednesday 28th February between 9am and 11am.  This will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please can parents of children in nursery complete the Parental Agreement Form that has been sent home and return to school as soon as possible.  These have to be completed to enable us to claim for funding.

We started Stay and Play again last term and loved seeing some new faces, please do tell friends and family about us as everyone is welcome. The theme for this week is Chinese New Year, it would be lovely to see you there.

Finally, world book day is fast approaching on the 1st March. Oak Class will be dressing up as their favourite book characters so we look forward to seeing some amazing creations.

The door is always open should you have any questions.

Mrs Bond


Class 1 Newsletter: Summer Term


Welcome back to the final half term of this academic year, what a busy one it has been. We have had chocolate pizza making, visits to Pets at Home (with the prize of 6 fish who are still going strong), helping to wash the dogs at Shampooch and lots more. This term will be no different!

On Friday 16th Oak Class will be taking part in Den Day again so will be spending the day outside, if you could send your child in clothes you don’t mind getting a little muddy it would be appreciated! We have visited the library in Snainton and hope to continue to do so, we feel it is important to support the local community. If there are any other events locally that you think we will like then please let me know. Whole school Sports Day is the 12th July at 1.30pm, I will pass on more information when I have it.

We appreciate your support filling in the focus children sheets and emailing pictures in, we do love to see what everyone gets up to at home and it is a brilliant talking point in class. If you have any questions regarding your child, or you think we may be able to help in any way please do come and have a chat with me.

PE has been a great success this term (getting ourselves Sports Day ready!) but like school uniform can you please make sure clothing is clearly labelled. 

Finally, due to the amount of toys that come in to school to be shown and then get lost or broken please can your child only bring something in when they are a focus child.


Mrs Bond


Class 1 Newsletter: Autumn term

A warm welcome to the Early Years department of Snainton School, we hope that you enjoyed the summer and are ready for the year ahead. There have been many changes over the course of the summer holidays in order to make the best provision possible for you. Nursery and Reception will share an extended space and this is being developed to include a free flow access to outside within the first weeks of term. We have taken over the previous class 1’s classroom and have rearranged it to offer an exciting and challenging environment. I look forward to sharing it with you over the coming weeks.

As we move to offer full time sessions we welcome a new member of staff to the Early Years team, Mrs White will be joining us on three afternoons a week. Mrs Clark will continue to work all day Monday, Tuesday and the mornings of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I will oversee the class throughout the week.

The Early Years will be based around child interests, the staff will step in to support and extend learning. We believe that play is vital in promoting learning and development and the staff gain a sound knowledge of every child so learning can be promoted through high quality interactions. Any questions about the way it works, how your child is doing, anything no matter how small – our door is always open. We are switching to an online learning journal via Tapestry, this will allow you to view, comment and add observations to build your child’s profile. Should you wish to be a part of this then all we need is an email address and I will do the rest.

Finally, please make sure that your child’s clothing is clearly labelled its tricky keeping tabs on them otherwise.


Mrs Bond and the Early Years team.


Topic and Homework - Autumn 1

Topic and Homework - Autumn 2

Long Term Curriculum plan 2015 - 2016

 Animals Vocabulary



































































What to do.

Make a snap game.

Play hangman.

Speed spelling

Muddle them up and try to work out which animal it is.




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