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End of term 2017 - Water Fun!

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The Doves have really grown since this early photo! Almost the end of their time in Doves, and we have really enjoyed seeing their progress. Books will be issued for the last time on Friday 14th July. We will collect them in for the summer on the following Monday, so make the most of them over the weekend.

Over the summer keep up the stories to your children, visit the library, encourage them to read books simple picture books with your support where necessary, or even make your own little books. Most important, enjoy books!  

Teamwork on the construction project.

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Autumn: Time for School; Rhyme & Reason; Lamps, Lights & Candles

Spring: Out & About with Animals; New Life & Easter

Summer: My School Village; Out of this World

Skipping Day! Friday 23rd June 2017

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Half term Home activity

Elmer Day

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Look here to see pictures of the Doves exploring ST Mary's chruch

Look here to find out about our walk around the village

Our afternoon at Mumbery Field - 20th April 2017

Rushall Farm visit - 15th March 2017

Ongoing throughout:                                      

We will continue to re-enforce the Growth Mindset. See the display in both rooms.  The children are encouraged  to adjust their language from, "I'm not good at this," to "What can I do to get better? " "What if it goes wrong?" becomes "I'll have a go, that's how I learn." " I can't do it," becomes "I can't do it yet," and "I don't want to," becomes, "I'll have a go, that's how I learn."



We continue to remind the children about our class rules.  




Visits from a vet and a vet nurse

Measuring Activities - 25th January


It is important that young children have plenty of time to play and to have stories read to them, and in the early days your children are likely to be very tired after a day at school, so they will need time to relax. However, once the children are settled in we will start to give them some simple 'homework. They will bring books home to share with their parents/carers, either reading books for the child to read, or ones for you to read with your child. These are usually changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, which gives you time to share each book with your child more than once to allow for consolidation of skills. Please remember to practise daily and sign the reading diary, so that it is clear that the book has been read. Later we may send home some sight words to learn and  we will send home a weekly task in a Home Activities Book; please return these by Wednesday each week so that the new task can be added into the book. 


Foundation Stage Curriculum Focus

Class Welcome Meeting - October 2016

Parents' Reading Meeting - November 2016


Throughout their time in the Doves Class, the children are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals, see document below.  Children develop at different rates and there is a spread in age of almost 1 year between the oldest and youngest children so they will reach these goals at different times.  Some will go beyond and some will continue to work towards them as they enter Year 1.

Getting ready for Christmas lunch!

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Bluebell planting at Mumberry Fields. 18th November 2016.

AMAZING BODIES WEEK - Dentist Visit - 20th October 2016

AMAZING BODIES WEEK - Circus Workshop - Thursday 20th October

We have been learning about road safety. Click the go button below the picture to play the photo story..

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Our registration groups are named after these two types of Dove, the Barbary Dove and the Turtle Dove. Have you seen these in your garden?


We are a group of children and adults who learn and play together. The teachers are:

  • Mrs Dunlop (Mon-Thurs) & Mrs Seymour (Fridays) - Barbary Doves
  • Mrs Creedon (Mon-Wed) & Mrs Hodge (Wed-Fri) - Turtle Doves


Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Dedman and Mrs Annetts.

Mrs Glasby (who works across both Infant & Junior Schools) joins us on Wednesday afternoons.


We use a variety of small groups, but our main groups are named after precious gems, sapphires, diamonds, amethysts, emeralds, rubies, topaz. I wonder if you have ever seen those precious gems.


Picture 1 Amethyst
Picture 2 Emerald
Picture 3 Diamond
Picture 4 Ruby
Picture 5 Sapphire
Picture 6 Topaz