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Welcome to Doves!

🕊 Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves 🕊 

We are are two classes - Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves - we work and play together as one EYFS unit. 

The Turtle Dove class teacher is Mrs McEwen with Mrs Brown class Teaching Assistant. 

The Barbary Dove class teacher is Miss Storey with Mrs Hiscoe as the class Teaching Assistant.

Our LSAs are Mrs Elford, Mrs Barnes and Mrs Weliwita.

PE will be on Tuesdays for Turtle Doves, and Thursdays for Barbary Doves. 

Mrs Sinfield will join Turtle Doves on Tuesday afternoons and Mrs Coe in Barbary Doves all day Thursdays.




Christmas Craft Morning and Tree Ceremony

Remembrance poppies and other learning this week (11/11/22)

This half term our topic is 'In the Cold'! 

We found a mysterious box in the Doves garden, covered in what we think was snow! Take a look at our photos to find out what we found. 

We have made penguins, created story maps and compared and sorted images for numbers 1,2,3. 


Our Key Text is Lost and Found

Happy October Half Term!

Have a lovely break and we will see you back in school on Tuesday 1st November! 

Our new topic will be 'In the Cold' and our focus text will be 'Lost and Found'


Autumn 1

Our Topic this half term is Me, Myself and I and our focus concept is Friendship.

As well as settling into a new school and routine, we will get to know new friends and teachers. We will think about who we are and what makes each of us unique. Some key questions we will talk about over the next six weeks are:

Who am I? What makes me special? What is a friend? What makes a good friend? Is it easy to be friendly all of the time?


Stories that we will read and learn with this half term are First Day at Bug School, Owl Babies, Funny Bones, Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

✨ 🕊 Welcome to School!! 🕊 ✨ 

We were so excited to see you all again for your first day at school! You all looked so smart in your uniforms, we hope you had a great time. 

Here are some photos from your first few days 😊 


Our Welcome meeting for Dove Parents is Wednesday 21st September @ 14:30 - 15:00. If attending, please arrive via the Barbary Doves gate, you will be able to collect your child/ren from the Turtle Doves gate following the meeting. We will email the powerpoint slides so that those who cannot attend will be able to see the same information. 

These are the phrases that the children are taught at school to help them to form their letters correctly.


However, please note that we do teach pre-cursive letter formation so therefore you will need to slightly adapt the phrases by adding in 'whoosh in' at the beginning of each phrase. 


You can also download the letter strip below as well as the pre-cursive alphabet for your children to trace. 



Parent Information on reading

Parent video: How to say the Read, Write, Inc letter sounds