Miss H Kennedy 



Ms R Martin 

Teaching Assistant (am only) 


Miss A McLaughlin 

Teaching Assistant




Welcome to Willow Class everyone! My name is Miss Kennedy and I am the Reception Class Teacher here at The Oaks. Please use the page of the website to keep up to date with what we are getting up to in class. I love beginning your child’s learning journey with them at The Oaks. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@TheOaksCP and @TheOaksCPWillow) to see lots of exciting photos and messages from us in school. Stay safe everyone!


Our Curriculum

Please find below a copy of our Reception Curriculum Map. This outlines the different events and themes we will be covering across the year, as well as showing you how are curriculum progresses across the year.


Reception Curriculum Map 2021 – 2022


Home Learning

Our home learning is on Class Dojo, please speak to Miss Kennedy to gain access. Your child will also be sent home with other account details for different online learning platforms. These will be sent home during the first few weeks in school and it will be explained how to use each account.

Please ensure that all parents and carers have access to Class Dojo as this is where all important messages will be communicated. Feel free to come and speak to a member of the classroom team if you have been unable to connect to the classroom so far.


Curriculum Leaflet 

Please find below the curriculum leaflet for this half term which will provide you with an overview of what your child will be learning about in school.

Curriculum Flyer Summer 1.docx



Please ensure that you are reading with your child each night for 10 minutes and recording this in their reading record. Your child will be sent home with a reading book from school. Please record every time you read with your child in their reading record, even if it is not a school book, because when they achieve 50 reads they will be allowed to choose a brand new book to take home and keep forever. These will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their book bag every single day so adults in the classroom can read with your child. 

Homework will now be set weekly on a Friday. Details of the homework tasks set can be found on Class Dojo. All homework tasks need to be complete by the following Wednesday. Please speak to a member of the classroom team if you have any issues with this.

Login details for NumBots and BugClub can be found inside your child’s yellow reading record.


Our Classroom Door

How To Find Our Classroom Door


Reception Baseline Assessment 

During their first few weeks in school, your child will participate in the Reception Baseline Assessment. This is used to allow teachers to identify each child’s next steps. This nothing to worry about. I have added in an information leaflet below to provide you with some further information.

Reception Baseline Assessment


Our School Day

From September, the following will be the timings for the school day. I will communicate via email and Class Dojo if there are any further changes.

  • Breakfast club will begin at 08.00 and is 50p per day for your child to attend. This is completely optional.
  • The school gates open at 08.45 and registration is at 08.55. So your child must be in their classroom before registration starts at 08.55.
  • Please drop off and collect your children from their classroom door.
  • The school day finishes at 15.15 and this is the time your children need to be collected.




Useful Websites


If you have any questions or queries please feel free to email me directly (heather.kennedy@theoaks.cheshire.sch.uk) or speak to me on the classroom door in the mornings. 


Many thanks, 

Miss Kennedy