OPEN DAYS for children starting school in September 2024: • Tuesday, 10th October 2023 – 17:00 – 18:00 - FULL • Thursday, 12th October 2023 – 09:30 – 10:30 – FULL • Thursday, 19th October 2023 - 09:30 – 10:30 • Tuesday, 31st October 2023 - 17:00 – 18:00 • Thursday, 2nd November 2023 - 09:30 – 10:30 • Thursday, 9th November 2023 - 09:30 – 10:30 ALL dates are by appointment only. • Please call the school office on 01326 250660 or • email Dates are filling up fast!

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 both Mrs. Wylie, Mrs. Watson and the fantastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs. Timmins who becomes the teacher whenever Mrs. Wylie or Mrs Watson are out of the class. In these instances Mrs. Bate joins the class as her Teaching Assistant. Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Joule are wonderful 1:1 Teaching Assistants who currently complete our Oppie Class team.

Summer Term- Second Half


"Seaside Holidays Past and Present"


During our final expedition of the year we will be embracing the weather and looking towards the summer holidays. 


We will do this by looking back at how the pastimes and beachside traditions we know and love, (and probably take for granted because they are so part of our Cornish beach dwelling culture), began and were influenced by the mighty Victorian era and invention of the steam train. This will lead us to explore and compare different coastal resorts in the four countries that constitute the United Kingdom. 


Our prior learning about Victoria’s reign and influences will scaffold this learning and we will start to gain more of a picture of how it felt to live as a Victorian. As we enjoy learning about the famous traditional Punch and Judy puppet shows, we will make our own, more compassionate puppets and spend time creating our own stories and puppet theatre. 


To compliment this, designing and making our own healthy lolly’s will support our active learning in our role play ice cream parlour and writing bossy instructions about how to make sandwiches will evolve to be our own choices for the “beach side” picnics on our role play outings on the train. 


Finally we will experience our own local beach and explore the variety of coastal habitats and creatures that inhabit them. We can conclude our learning by being able to compare our own knowledge of our own modern beach holidays to those of the past.







Oppie Show and Tell Rota:

Show and Tell sessions take place in Oppie Class on Friday mornings. If your child would like to talk about photographs, please send them via tapestry. 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.


     Show and Tell Summer Term 2023

Friday 21st April

Wilf Eleena

Friday 28th April

Cali Olivia

Friday 5th May

William Monty

Friday 12th May

Hamish Frankie

Friday 19th May

Saffi Ruby Hugo

Friday 26th May

Jessica Logan



Friday 9th June

Ernie Felix

Friday 16th June

Ted Theo

Friday 23rd June

Layla Loke

Friday 30th June

Grace Freddie

Friday 7th July

Arthur Orla

Friday 14th July

Isaac Percy

Friday 21st July

Ella Brody