Oakhill Primary School

‘Working together for a brighter future’



Welcome to Silver Birch & Sycamore!


Reception Staff: Mr Hales (Silver Birch), Mrs Simpson (Sycamore), Miss Thomas, Miss Palmer & Mr Wright.


Inside our classroom...
...We work hard every day to create an enjoyable learning environment where we are encouraged to achieve our best and work together for a brighter future!



Developing reading is key to unlocking learning and phonics is the prime approach to learning to read. In Reception, children start to learn the letters and sounds so they can start to unlock the reading code. We want every child to be a fluent reader by the end of Reception. 



Our EYFS provision will develop confidence and competence in learning and using key skills. This includes counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns, making connections, recognising relationships and working with numbers, shapes, space and measure. 



Each child has a 'Working Together' book and each week a learning summary and a homework challenge will be added for your child to complete with you and return to school.  It might be something to make, create, investigate or experience. 

Important Information:

Your child's book bag needs to come into school EVERYDAY please to ensure information reaches you.
ALL children will need appropriate clothing in their bags to make sure they are warm and happy when learning outdoors, as we have access to the outdoor area at all times it is really important that your child has an outdoor coat and wellington boots in school at all times.


Things to remember...

  • Reading is an important part of the children's development and children are required to share a book at home everyday or as often as possible - do not forget to sign their reading diary too!  These should be brought into school everyday.
  • Fitness Friday is every Friday - children should wear black tracksuit bottoms & jacket top with a plain white t-shirt.
  • Muddy Monday- outdoor activities in our forest area, warm clothing essential in cold weather. 


Each week...


Monday - Forest Session - Please bring wellies and a suitable coat. 

Friday - Fitness Friday & PE session in the hall.  



What you need to know about the curriculum...

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives parents and carers confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.



If you need your logins for any of these sites please send a Dojo message to your class teacher


Phonics Play:

Phonics Bloom:

Online Phonics Lessons:

Good morning song:     

The wake up dance:  

Funky Feet Dough Disco:  

The counting song:     

Maths Games:



Stories read by Oakhill staff:-


Phase Leader (Mr Hales)

To contact the phase leader for EYFS please complete the form below.