Oppie Class

Oppie Class is the first Class at Mawnan School and is named after the smallest of the sailing boat family. Oppie is a mixed age class of Reception children who learn within the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 children who start their learning journey on the National Curriculum.


Oppie Class is taught by Mrs. Wylie and the fantastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs. Timmins who becomes the teacher whenever Mrs. Wylie is out of the class. In these instances Mrs. Bate joins the class as her Teaching Assistant. Mrs. Atkin is a wonderful 1:1 Teaching Assistant who completes our Oppie Class team.

As we find out about ourselves we will also be investigating our surroundings and looking at the materials and material choices that have been made in building our homes and surroundings. The story of The Three Little Pigs will lead us to explore our homes, school, village and church to look for differences and similarities particularly in their construction and design. We will design and build our own temporary homes (dens) exploring the materials we use and then thoroughly test their properties!

The theme of Creation will be an underlying feature of the term. We will begin by enjoying and learning the story “This is the World that God Made” and find out why God the Creator is so important to Christians. We will experience His wonderful creation when we visit a local farm and link this to the importance of growing crops, farmers and harvest. After witnessing how the grains are collected and stored we will return to school to bake breads, and food using seasonal vegetables. As a consequence, we will be talking about how important it is to look after our World and everything within it.
Oppie Autumn Term Show and Tell Rota:

Show and Tell sessions take place in Oppie Class on Friday mornings. With the world as it is, we would prefer the children not to bring in objects, instead please send us photographs via tapestry of what your child is going to talk about or they can just talk to us. We would love it if your child choses something topic related that they have found out about, experienced or are inspired by- but we are also flexible so if there is something they would really like to share with us, whatever the subject, the most important thing is that they can talk about it. Each child has 5 minutes which includes 3 questions from their peers.

Friday 24th September

Ava, Frankii, Betsy

Friday 1st October

Cally, Charlie, Dawson

Friday 8th October

Eleena, Emma

Friday 15th   October

Enyon, Flo

Friday 22nd October

Ernie, Evelyn


Half term

Friday 5th November

Bella, Jasmine, Jasper

Friday 12th November

Maple, Olivia, Orla

Friday 19th November

Poppy, Susannah, Theo

Friday 26th November

Tilly, Ula, Libby

Friday 3rd December

Wilf, William

Friday 10th December

Charlie, Lawson