Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Oak CLASS Page

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Remember, if you have any questions you can email our class email - or contact us via Tapestry.

Mrs Hardy (Mon, Tues) and Mrs Leach (Weds, Thurs, Fri)

Literacy - book based theme for play based activities

Every Friday we spend the afternoon participating in a forest school inspired session at Nature School. See an example of one of our sessions below.


Learning in Oak class often takes us to wonderful places but please see below for a general overview of themes for the year.

A typical day looks like this 

Key information: 

  • PE will take place on Wednesday. 
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45am - 9:00am. Pick-up time is between 3:15pm - 3:30pm. Please drop off and collect your child from the side entrance to Oak classroom.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare set of clothes, waterproofs and wellies, PE kit, bookbag and water bottle in school everyday.

Our Summer 2 Medium Term Plan 

The curriculum in Oak Class is delivered through a balance of adult led and child led learning.

Our Curricular Goals in EYFS

Please see below the Phase 3 sounds and tricky words we will be focusing throughout Summer 2

Using the Mastery Maths approach this half term we will focus on the numbers 10 and beyond.

Please find a document below outlining  the  intent of our Early Years education and how we implement our curriculum at Coppice Valley. This explains how we teach through a combination of adult-led and child led time sessions.

This year we hope to further enhance our EYFS offer by adding woodwork to our provision. Thank you to all our families for helping us to reach our ambitious target.

Our current total is £650

You may also like to check out the EYFS websites below:

  1. White Rose Math White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
  2. Active Learn: Read online Bug Club Books and visit the Math Factor. 
  3. Numberblocks:  Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!
  4. Alphablocks:  Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and make words using phonics. Play the learning game, watch clips and print colouring pages.
  5. Epic Phonics: One month free membership.
  6. Phonics Play:  You will find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home. Free membership.
  7. Tapestry: Visit home Coppice Valley home learning ideas and share your learning. 
  8. Stay at Home Story Time:  Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books every weekday and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
  9. Time To Come In, Bear written by Kim St. Lawrence  - A story explaining social distancing to young children



There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:

  • Cardinality and Counting
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Pattern
  • Shape and Space
  • Measures.

These areas form the fundamental mathematical basis of a CBeebies series of five-minute animated programmes called Numberblocks. We use these and the NCETM materials to draw out and build on the maths embedded in the stories contained in each episode.


Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read. It runs alongside other teaching methods such as Guided Reading and Shared Reading to help children develop all the other vital reading skills and hopefully give them a real love of reading. 

So what is phonics?

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words


They are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.


Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.


Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.

Alphablocks Letter sounds

Letter Teams - Digraphs and Trigraphs