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Reception - Swans

The Reception class is a very busy place to be, you will find Miss Sansby and Mrs. Smith working with the youngest children at Oakdale. We have lots of investment in the early years at Oakdale over the past year and the changes and improvements are clear for all to see! Our old outside area is now a warm, clean and inspiring addition to the reception class. The new garden has hugely imporved the provision we can offer outdoors and it will be hard to get Miss Sansby to come inside now- he will be exploring in the new digging area, driving on the new 'road' or letting his imagination run wild in the creative spaces!

A recent OfSTED inspection commented directly on Early Years Foundation Stage provision and noted that:

“Children settle quickly and happily into Reception because of the excellent relationships with staff and the high levels of pastoral care. They learn quickly and make good progress towards the early learning goals.”


“Children respond well to the wide range of interesting and enjoyable activities available to them, and have plenty of opportunity to choose tasks for themselves both inside and outside the classroom.”