Rochester Riverside Primary School

Welcome to Oliver Twist class page!

Hello everyone, on this page you can find out about what we are learning, our daily routines, dates for your diary and see our adventures!  

The teachers in Oliver Twist class are Miss Oakey and Mrs Whitcombe.  

At Rochester Riverside we provide the children with opportunities that engage, enthuse and spark curiosity. The children's interests are important to us and are at the heart of the learning opportunities provided. 

Our Riverside vision is behind everything we do as we explore together the fundamental questions of 'Who are we?' and 'How do we live?' 


Important Information

  Don't forget to bring to school...

  •      A named water bottle filled with water every day.  
  •      Your book bag with your yellow reading record in every day. 
  •      A spare change of clothes in a named carrier bag to stay on your peg.
  •      Welly boots that can stay at school. 

Please put your child's name in all items of clothing. 


Forest School and PE

Oliver Twist and Tiny Tim do Forest School together on Tuesday afternoons starting 11th October. 

Children are to come to school in their Forest School clothes (but normal shoes) and remain in them all day. Please ensure the children are wearing old jeans and a long-sleeved top and have named wellies at school to change into. Please also ensure your child comes to school with a coat.  

Our PE day is Monday, please come into school in your PE kit. Your child will stay in their PE kit all day.

Please ensure all jewellery is removed for PE on a Monday and Forest School on Wednesday.



At Rochester Riverside, we teach children to read with Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised. The children will have daily phonics sessions and we want each individual to grow their love of reading.  

Click here to to visit the Little Wandle parents page

On their website you will be able to watch videos to hear how the graphemes are pronounced, how to write letters along with how you can support your child with their reading skills at home. 

Children participate in a daily whole class phonic lesson which follows the structure of review, teach, practise and apply. Children will be taught new graphemes and reading/writing skills whilst being able to revisit prior learning along with practising and applying their new phonics knowledge. 

Each child will also have the opportunity to read with an adult 3 times a week using a book that is matched to their phonic knowledge. Each read will focus on a different skill which will allow children to build their reading fluency. 

If you have any questions or would like to know more, feel free to talk to Miss Oakey or Mrs Whitcombe.


Term 1 Information

Our term 1 topic is All About Me.

At Rochester Riverside we want your child to be happy, have fun, learn how to be independent, feel safe, be problem solvers, build their confidence and self esteem and be curious individuals whilst developing their imagination. The children will learn through play and group activities, there are learning opportunities in everything the children do. 





Take a look at our adventures and what we’ve been learning in Oliver Twist Class...


Term 1 - Week 4


Term 1 - Week 3


Term 1 - Week 2


Term 1 - Week 1