We are currently taking bookings to view the school for Reception 2023. Please call our office on 01326 250660 to make an appointment.We look forward to meeting you.

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 is a wonderful 1:1 Teaching Assistant who is currently joining us in the mornings and completes our Oppie Class team.

Autumn Term- First Half


"Here I am in Autumn!"


As we settle into a new school year and for most, a new school life, we begin our learning journey by exploring who and where we are. This includes our immediate surroundings, our homes, village, church, friends and families. 


As we find our feet, the story of The Little Red Hen leads us into the theme of Harvest which is so important to our local community and Church Calendar. Exploring Harvest is a great time to discover the excitement of bread making and the natural cycle of harvesting crops, fruit and vegetables. In doing so we notice with awe and wonder the season around us changing into autumn and appreciate the majesty of beautiful colours and wealth of nature’s treasures found in our grounds and local woodland. 


As our focus is clearly on new beginnings and the wonderful world around us, we embrace the topic of God’s Creation and why God the Creator is so important to Christians. Helped by the song and illustrated book What a Wonderful World we establish what we find wonderful about the world, what makes us special within it and what we truly value. As a consequence, we start to appreciate how we must look after this beautiful gift. 



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.

Ladybirds will begin show and tell in smaller groups so they do not need to worry about talking in front of the whole class.

Autumn 2022 Term Show and Tell

Friday 23rd September

William Orla

Friday 30th September

Ruby Percy Hugo

Friday 7th October

Cali Olivia

Friday 14th October

Hamish Frankie


Friday 4th November

Wilf Eleena

Friday 11th November

Monty Jessica Logan

Friday 18th November

Grace Ernie

Friday 25th November

Ted Felix Theo

Friday 2nd December

Layla Loke

Friday 9th  December

Freddie Ella Brody

Friday 16th December

Safi Isaac Arthur