The Early Years Foundation Stage
Here at The Oaklands, we pride ourselves on providing a high-quality provision of care and education at the heart of Acocks Green. We follow projects to ensure progression and excellent learning, whilst valuing the children’s own interests. We understand that children learn best through active, playful and sociable learning. Children thrive here and enjoy school.
Our Early Years Vision
At The Oaklands Primary School, we believe that every child should leave Reception and enter Year 1 as learners who are:
Within our setting, we employ adults who are nurturing and value the children. They are able to help build relationships through being effective partners in play.
Children will be able to attend Nursery at The Oaklands Primary School from September after their third birthday. They will benefit from a school-based setting in the main school building, which is perfect for those who are in catchment for a school place the following year. They will be taught by a Qualified Teacher in a class of around 25, supported by a range of qualified practitioners.
Children are expected to be fully toilet trained before they start.
Mornings: 8.30 – 11.30
Afternoons: 12.30- 3.30
Full Time (if eligible with full-time code) 8.45-3.00 – subject to change
Part-time children will have a snack mid-session, provided by school, and full-time children will be able to bring a packed lunch from home or request for one to be provided by school at no charge. Nursery children are asked to wear school uniform and bring a book bag, wellies and drink bottle.
Children start school (Reception) in the September after their fourth birthday.
The school day in Reception is 8.45-3.10 (subject to change). Children will continue to learn through projects as well as their own playful investigations and child-centered choices. They will be taught by a qualified Teacher and Teaching Assistant in a class of around 30. They will learn to read and write sentences in phonics and literacy lessons, and will learn counting, simple calculation and a variety of Maths skills. All children are provided with a free hot school dinner. Children will need school uniform, book bag, PE kit, wellies and drink bottle.
The EYFS phase can be accessed by the gate at the side entrance. Enquiries can be forwarded to the Main Office.
Early Years at The Oaklands gives children a perfectly balanced and happy start to school life. All of the staff can’t wait to meet you!