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.

We can't wait to see you all very soon,

Mrs Hardy and Mrs Leach

Home Learning in the Early Years

Oak class will access home learning through Tapestry.

Pre-recorded videos and interactive work will be uploaded via Tapestry using 'Oak Class 2020-21'  each day. Please see the daily format on the infographic below.

Home learning can be accessed at any time and follow up work will be provided.

We would love to see what your child is doing at home and will be interacting with Tapestry daily. Please send us your videos and photographs so we can comment and with your permission share what everybody is doing. We will continue to be a school family and share our experiences and achievements even when we are not physically together. This is not a normal time and we want you to have the freedom to do whatever is best for your family and whatever makes sense for your child. The activities will be available daily, but you never know your child might lead you in a different direction, that’s the magic of learning in the early years.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions,

Mrs Leach, Mrs Hardy, Mrs Batty and Miss Baxter

February 22nd- 26th planning overview

Please find below the overview for intended home learning for the week. All uploads to Tapestry will follow the plans below in more detail. 


Phonics bug books can be accessed via the active learning Bug Club website.


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 below for some of the highlights from Autumn 1.

Can you spot a special appearance from Bob the Frog?


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.

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

throughout Spring 2.

Using the Mastery Maths approach this half term we will focus on the numbers 1 -5.

Please find a document below outlining our policy and philosophy of Early Years education (2020) at Coppice Valley. This explains how we teach our Early Years children 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 £601.00

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