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Doves 2017-18

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Next week in Doves....(week beginning January 22nd




Week of 15th Jan

Next week we will be focusing on a story called 'A Mouse Called Maisy'. Many of our activities will be linked to this story including Art where we will be making our very own meadow scene and mice. We will be using actions and role-play to retell the story as the week progresses. We will also be doing PE on Friday where will be using both small and large apparatus as we explore moving under, over, through and around the apparatus, and we will turn the Beebots into Mouse-bots and learn how to give them instructions to travel a simple planned route.


Home activity – weekend of 19th January 2018


Your child will bring home a story-map and the story of Maisy the Mouse. They have been working on this story all week. Ask them to tell you the story using the story map as a prompt, and using some of the actions they have been taught. Then recite the story together. We are working towards them knowing it by heart. Jot a brief note in the blue book to let us know how they got on.




Our Stable exhibition

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Week of 11th December

We are doing our Christmas play this week, with the dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon, and performances on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Please make sure you child's costume is in school for all 3 days.

Thursday is Christmas jumper day and our Christmas lunch. It's going to be a busy week!

Friday fun in the sun!

Beautiful bunting!

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OUR TOPICS for 2017 to 18

Autumn: Team Doves outside & inside; Superheroes; Christmas

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

Summer: My School Village; Summertime


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. 


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.  





Throughout their time in the Doves Class, the children are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals.  Below are links to a variety of support materials.

Foundation Stage Curriculum Focus

Reading and phonics support material

The Doves class has two registration groups, named after these two types of Dove, the Barbary Dove and the Turtle Dove.

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

  • Miss Chalk  - Barbary Doves
  • Mrs Creedon (Mon-Wed) & Mrs Hodge (Wed-Fri) - Turtle Doves


Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Dedman and Mrs Annetts and Miss De Simon is our Learning Support Assistant.

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



Some of last year's activities below.

End of term 2017 - Water Fun!

Teamwork on the construction project.

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Skipping Day! Friday 23rd June 2017

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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

Parents' Reading Meeting - November 2016