Welcome to Donkeys’ Class!



Class Teacher: Miss Raymont


Teaching Assistant : Mrs Tania Prole


General Information

The 7 areas of learning within the Foundation Stage are:

  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Expressive Art and Design (EAD)
  • Understanding the World (UW)


These areas are covered by:

  • a daily phonics session
  • a daily maths session 
  • daily song and story time
  • weekly topic activities
  • weekly circle time 
  • sharing class pet adventures
  • children have a weekly session in the Creative Caterpillar room
  • children have the chance to learn indoor and outdoor throughout the week


Play time is daily at 2.20pm to 2.30pm and lunch will be served daily from 11.45am to 1.00pm. 


Assemblies are held each Monday (Collective Worship), Wednesday (Singing Assembly) and Friday (Celebration Assembly).


Our PE day is Wednesday 9.15 – 10am 

This term we have been working with Mrs Dawson, a P.E. specialist from St. Aidan's on alternate Mondays. This term we will be focusing in on Dance.


Our topic for this half of the the Spring Term is Once upon a time....

What a busy month we have had! This half term we are learning about Traditional Tales and alternative versions of stories. The children have enjoyed drama and acting out their favourite stories in the role play area. We are decorating wooden spoons to create our own characters. This has been an exciting art project for the children. This month we have also enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year where we made paper lanterns and paper chains to decorate the classroom. In PE, we performed a traditional Chinese dragon dance which the children loved!  As a school, we raised money for Australia Wires Charity by having a non-uniform day. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it! The outdoor has been completed and the children have been exploring each area of learning whilst having lots of fun. In maths, we have been learning number bonds to 5 and 10 practically and through recording number sentences. As part of the New Year, we have been discussing our dreams and goals through Jigsaw Genie. What a busy month we have had!

Welcome to Oatlands Infant School