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Term 6 - 17th June 2022

The children in our EYFS classes are learning about animals this term. We are using the books ‘Dear Zoo’ and ‘This Zoo Is Not For You’ to support our learning. We will be learning about where in the world animals come from and the different types of habitats and environments. Each class also had a delivery of caterpillars and we are excited to watch the transformation process over the coming weeks. 

We are looking forward to a fabulous class experience day for the children. More details about this will be shared with you and the children shortly but the day promises to be very exciting!

Stars of the Week: Pixie, Isla Coc, Emily H, Emelie Jean, Lilia

Workers of the Week: Danny, Kaitlyn, Isla B, Thomas, Matilda

Reading Quest: Jacob W, Matilda D, Iona, Zac, Alex, Auriella (Bronze), Poppy R, Lilia, Oscar LG, Adelaide (Silver), Jorgie, Axel (Gold), Axel (Diamond)

A Special Visitor - 8th June 2022

EYFS had a very exciting visitor today - Captain Ben Stockham from the army. He brought along nearly all his kit including a ceremonial sword. We had the opportunity to try on his helmet, bullet proof vest and ceremonial berets and medals. We also tried to lift his utility belt and his huge rucksack. We had a fantastic afternoon.

Term 5 - 19th May 2022

What an amazing couple of weeks we have had. We are well underway with our key text ‘Ten Little Pirates’ and have started creating lots of different pirate themed items! We are learning a pirate dance and attempting to learn a sea shanty as well. In maths we have been doubling and halving numbers and practising our number bonds to 5 and 10.

This Friday (20th May) is our after school bike event. If you are unsure of any details please talk to a member of the EYFS team. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

It has been lovely to see lots of entries on Tapestry and the children really enjoy sharing them with their friends. Keep them coming!

As the weather is getting warmer please ensure jumpers, cardigans and fleeces are named; many are getting muddled up! Please make sure that your child brings a named water bottle every day.

Thursday 26th May is our pirate dress up day. If your child has anything pirate themed (striped t shirts, shorts, hat, bandana) and they would like to wear it they are very welcome. We will also be wearing the items that we have been making in class so please do not worry if they don’t have anything.

Stars of the Week: Zac, Jacob E, Charlie, Emily H, Ivy B

Workers of the Week: William, Jasmine, Oscar, Emilia H, Louie C

Reading Quest: Rubaida, Jacob E (Bronze), Thomas H, Axel (Silver), Declan, Louie R (Diamond)

Term 5 - 5th May 2022

It has been lovely to welcome EYFS back after our Easter break and hear about all the exciting things that they have done. We wonder if any of your sunflowers have started to grow?  We would love to see photos on Tapestry of their growth.

As warmer weather approaches, please bring in a named sunhat, water bottle and put sun cream on before school.  However, it is still chilly some days so please send your child in with a suitable coat.

Our key texts this term are ‘Bright Stanley’ and ‘Ten Little Pirates’.

Dates for diary: our book event is on the 9th May, our bike event is on the 20th May and we have a pirate dress up day on the 26th May. All of these events will have a letter sent out with more details shortly.

Stars of the Week: Kaitlyn, Maisie D, Luna, Emily S, Sophia

Workers of the Week: Ella, Daisy H, Willow, Layla, Tayo

Reading Quest: Eve We (Bronze), Maisie D, Declan (Silver), Maisie D, Declan (Gold) Louie R (Diamond)

๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ Tadpoles Galore ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ
Class 3 have been very excited this week with the arrival of some tadpoles. Thank you Ellie from Year 5 for donating some of your slippery friends! Also, an extremely clever nan has crafted us this frog life cycle. The children have loved exploring this and talking through what happens.

๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ“– Helicopter Stories - 26th April ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ“š 

This year in EYFS and Y1 we have been part of the helicopter story project. Each child has created many different stories and had the chance to act out their stories. On 26th April, we had Trisha Lee come to visit Class 1 and Class 5. We shared some of our stories and Trisha taught us some poems.

Term 4 - 31st March 2022

We have focused our learning on the text 'Egg' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnett.  The book has helped us to learn about the value of ‘Embracing Individuality’ as it explores how a group of eggs accept all other kinds of different looking eggs. We also linked the learning to the ‘Little Red Hen’ text that we read a while ago. Our maths learning has revisited the part whole method this week and children are gaining confidence knowing combinations of numbers that total an amount. The children enjoy participating in clubs on a Friday afternoon and are always keen to share and discuss their learning when they return. Next week, we hope to visit St Martin’s church to explore places that are important to people, and develop our learning about the Easter story.

Stars of the Week: Leyland, Tamas, Kaydence

Workers of the Week: Poppy R, Auri, Brodie, Emily H

Reading Quest: Matilda H, Leyland, Adelaide (Bronze), Rex (Silver), Louie R (Gold), Danny (Diamond)

Term 4 - 18th March 2022

In EYFS we have had the chance to investigate where our recycling goes. We had a visit from Wendy the Waste Eater and were shown how the bins get lifted up and into her mouth. We have carved bars of soap using special tools, this has been great fun and required a lot of concentration.

This week we have learnt ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, we have taken part in activities around this story, sang the song and have tasted porridge.  Some of us liked it; some of us really didn’t!

We are starting to plant seeds and beans as the weather is getting warmer. In our outdoor explorer sessions we are noticing signs of spring. What signs of spring can you find?

Stars of the Week: Freya K, Harrison, Leo, Beth, Jorgie

Workers of the Week: Caitlin, Sienna, Reuben, Logan, Lena

Reading Quest: Charlie, Poppy L, Beth (Bronze), Louie R (Silver)

โ™ป๏ธThe Recycling Truck - 8th March 2022 โ™ป๏ธ

The children in our EYFS classes had a visit from the recycling truck today. The children are learning about what happens to the recycling when it is collected. They loved being up close to the truck!

Term 3 - 3rd March 2022

The children have returned excited to tell us about their half term fun! This week we have explored making and tasting pancakes as part of the Easter festival. Children were keen to try different toppings on their pancakes. 

Each class visited Worle library on Tuesday and the librarian spoke to the children about how families can register and sign up to borrow 20 books each visit! We hope that more families will use the fabulous service that they offer to both children and adults.

We have some exciting books that we are focusing on this term. We will start by learning to retell the traditional tale of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, before moving on to a fabulous book called ‘Egg’, written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Our PE for the term is focused on dance and movement. 

Stars of the Week: Zac, Evie, Emily H, Thomas C

Workers of the Week: Matilda, Jacob E, Maisie G, Iona

Reading Quest: Thomas (Bronze), Rex (Silver), Callum, Freya K (Diamond)

EYFS Library Visit - 1st March 2022
EYFS visited Worle library on Tuesday. They listened to a story, searched through the library for spring pictures and talked about how to take books out of the library.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful public library on our doorstep! Library members can borrow up to 20 books at a time and there is a convenient drop box outside so borrowed books can be returned even when the library is closed. 

If you have not already visited Worle Library, why not pop in and sign your child up for a library card (this is completely free).

It is never too early (or too late) to become a member of your local library and start a lifelong love of books.

Term 3 - 10th February 2022

The children in EYFS had some very exciting visitors last week when the police came into school. We were told about the role of police officers and PCSOs and how they help us. The children had great fun trying on some of the uniform, exploring and pressing some of the buttons in the police van!

This week in phonics, we have been starting to learn some digraphs.  A digraph is two letters put together to make one sound. We are so proud of all the children as they become more confident in writing in their phonics books.  In maths, we have been focusing on shapes.

If anyone has any old school trousers or socks that could be donated to our spare clothes supply, we would be very grateful! Don't forget that every Wednesday it is our PE

day so the children can come to school in their PE kits with daps or trainers.

Stars of the Week: Riley, Oliver, Jacob L, Layla

Workers of the Week: Thomas H, Rubaida, Isla C, Brodie

Reading Quest: Jasmine, Axel, Rex, Layla, Harrison, Oscar L, Poppy R, Phoebe (Bronze)



EYFS visit from the police - 2nd February 2022

๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿš“  Police Visit  ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ

We have had a really exciting afternoon in EYFS today. A parent of a child in class 3 visited with his fellow police officers and PCSOs. 
We had a great time learning about the role of  police officers and PCSOs and how they help our community. We got to try on their uniforms, explore the police van and even press the buttons to sound the sirens and see the flashing blue lights.
Ask us all about it!

EYFS Book Event - 28th January 2022

๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿฏ I Am a Tiger ๐Ÿฏ ๐Ÿญ ๐ŸŒณ 

Our EYFS children were invited to a book event on Friday after school. The children were treated to a reading from the wonderful book ‘I Am a Tiger’ by Karl Newson. They then made the stripiest of tigers and the squeakiest of mice. 
All of the children were able to take a copy of the book with them. All of EYFS have been given a copy of ‘I Am a Tiger’ from the fantastic charity, The Book Trust.

Term 3 - 27th January 2022

The children in our EYFS classes have had a busy couple of weeks. We have been consolidating our phonics learning and have been focusing on writing and spelling words correctly in our new phonic books. Our maths learning has focused on composition of number and the children have been exploring number bonds. There have been lots of amazing opportunities for learning and we hope you enjoying seeing these on Tapestry.

Stars of the Week: Alex, Lilia, Poppy R

Workers of the Week:  Isla Coc, Louie R, Jasmine

Reading Quest: Declan, Lilia, Louie, Caitlin, Luna, Thomas C, Evie (Bronze), Callum (Gold), Kaitlyn (Diamond)


Cutting Skills - 14th January 2022

Class 2 had a great time last week to make their own woven paper mat. This is just one way that the children practice and develop the skill of using scissors with control โœ‚๏ธ

Term 3 - 12th January 2022

All the children have settled in beautifully after the Christmas break and it has been lovely talking with them about what they have done. Over the last two weeks we have been learning to recite the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. One activity which we have done alongside the story is baking bread. We all thoroughly enjoyed this and it tasted good too! We have created our own story maps to help us retell the story. This week we walked to Worle library and had some time to share a story and understand what we can do there. During our phonics lessons, we have started to write in our phonics books. We will be practising our letter formation over the next few weeks. A few reminders: Please make sure your child has a coat - it is cold and wet and we will continue to go outside. Please ensure that you label your child’s uniform to prevent items going missing.

Stars of the Week: Harrison, Caitlin B, Esme, Tayo

Workers of the Week: Jacob E, Declan, Sophia, Maisie G

Reading Quest: Maisie D, Jorgie (Bronze), Callum (Silver), Kaitlyn, Danny (Gold)

Trip to Worle Library - 11th January

This week, our EYFS children have taken a little stroll to Worle library. They explored the wonderful books available to borrow and enjoyed story time with one of the librarians.
We are so lucky to have this wonderful service on our doorstep. 
If you have not already done so, why not pop into Worle library (on Mendip Avenue) and get your child a library card. There are a wealth of books on offer, all completely free to borrow, as well as fantastic workshops. 


Term 2 - 17th December 2021

It was lovely to see you all at the nativity.  We are so incredibly proud of all our EYFS children! The show was amazing!  You certainly have very talented children!  Well done to all of them for working so hard. 

Many children in our Reception classes enjoyed attending the book event a couple of weeks ago. During the day, children made and cooked their own gingerbread people. These were enjoyed either at home or during the event. Children also wrote their own letters to post in the school post box. We have also written letters and walked to the village to post these to the North Pole!

It has been lovely to see so many families engaging with the weekly Tapestry challenges. The clapping activity seemed very popular, and we have enjoyed copying children's clapping patterns in school!

As part of our ‘Understanding the World’ educational programme we are looking to develop children's awareness of people in society. We are keen to welcome visitors into school to share information about themselves - maybe you have a job as a builder, refuse collector, vet, or wildlife volunteer? It could be that you have visited or lived in a different country or can speak Swahili! We would also like children to hear about how life may have changed over the years so would welcome any grandparents to visit and chat to the children. We know the children would love to hear some of the interesting things people have to share! If you think you can help, please speak to your child's teacher.

Stars of the Week: Lena, Willow, Ella, Reuben, Isla B, Zac, Bella, Sienna, Axel, Matilda H, Tommy

Workers of the Week:  Ruby, Phoebe, Freya K, Oscar B, Esme, Kaitlin, Maisie D, Jack, Thomas C, Daisy Ha, Daisy G

Reading Quest: Daisy G, Danny, Isla Coc, Callum (Bronze), Daisy G, Freya K (Silver), Daisy G (Gold), Daisy G (Diamond)

๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“ฎEYFS Book Event : The Jolly Christmas Postman - 23rd November ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’Œ

The EYFS children enjoyed a wonderful book event on Tuesday. We shared the story of The Jolly Christmas Postman. The children enjoyed decorating gingerbread people and posting messages and notes in the post box.

Term 2 - 11th November 2021

The children have settled back into school life really well after the October break. We have been very busy making firework paintings with metallic paint, and creating chocolate sparkler breadstick wands. We have been using different forms of media to create poppies. We have discussed Remembrance Day and what it means.

During our outdoor explorer sessions we have been observing the differences we can see in our outside environment. Each class has chosen a tree to observe over the course of the year and so far we have noticed that the leaves have continued to fall to the ground.

Don’t forget to come to our parent information sessions on Phonics (Monday 15th November, 2:30pm or 5:00pm) and Maths (Tuesday 16th November, 2:30pm or 5:00pm).  There is no need to book a place.

A couple of reminders…

Please can every child bring a coat to school with their name clearly labelled.

Please ensure that you bring your child’s reading journal and reading book to school every day.

Stars of the Week: Oscar LG, Adelaide, Brodie, Isla C, Poppy

Workers of the Week:  Iona, Jacob W, Beth, Tamas, Jorgie

Reading Quest: Freya K, Kaitlyn (Bronze), Kaitlyn (Silver)


Term 1 - 22nd October 2021

The weather has certainly turned autumnal which was the perfect time for us to start our outdoor explorer lessons. We have explored the school grounds and discussed the different types of trees we saw. We talked about why some trees were wider and taller than others – we even tried to test how wide the trees were by hugging each one. Some trees were so wide we had to hold our friend’s hands to reach around them! Each class chose a tree to observe over the next year and follow the changes of the seasons. Thank you so much for all the things you collected together for the autumn bags.  We had some fantastic discussions about each item. We have been learning some new songs ready for our Harvest celebration on Friday.  We’re sure some of you have been hearing renditions of ‘I Can Sing A Rainbow’ and ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’! Please can you make sure your child has their reading record in school every day.  This will mean we can hear the children read or share stories with them on any day of the week. In Term 2 we would like to invite you into school to share how we teach phonics and maths. Please look out for confirmation of the dates soon. In the meantime if you have any questions about reading or phonics please follow this link for further information.

A few EYFS reminders:

Class 1 library day is Tuesday - please return books on a Monday.  

Class 2 library day is Tuesday - please return books on a Monday.  

Class 3 library day is Thursday - please return books on a Tuesday.  

Please ensure that you label your child’s uniform to prevent items going missing.  

PE for EYFS is on a Wednesday.  As the weather changes we may still go outside for our PE lessons. Therefore, if possible, it may be better to send your child in trainers rather than daps for PE days. 

Stars of the Week: Thomas H, Charlie, Auri, Callum B, Tamas, Daisy, Poppy, Freya,  Eve

Workers of the Week:  Alex B, Jasmine, Evie, Emily E, Tommie, Emily, Matilda, Layla, Zac B

Term 1 - 30th September 2021

Over the last two weeks all of the children have settled in beautifully. We have opened up our outside learning environment which means the children can freely access the entire space. We have been observing the signs of autumn and discussing the changes that we can see.

We have been exploring our creative areas and have discovered different ways to secure objects in our junk modelling play.  This includes: using tape, pins, string and glue. We have also enjoyed using water colours and paint mixing. We are now experts at making the colour brown!

This week we had our first trip to the school library. The children were able to choose a book to bring home and share with you. We discussed as a class how we look after our books. 

A few EYFS reminders:

Class 1 library day is Tuesday please return books on a Monday.

Class 2 library day is Tuesday please return books on a Monday.

Class 3 library day is Thursday please return books on a Tuesday.

Please ensure that you label your child’s uniform to prevent items going missing.

PE for EYFS is on a Wednesday.

Stars of the Week: Jacob W, Pixie, Sophia, Maisie G, Louie

Workers of the Week: Lilia, Riley H, Kaydence, Jacob L, Luna

Summer Reading Challenge: Callum, Thomas H, Kaitlin, Evie W

Term 1 - 17th September 2021

We are blown away with how well the children have settled in our EYFS classes! They are happy and content. We have been busy exploring the wonderful learning environments that we have at Mendip Green.  On Wednesday, the children enjoyed their first PE session outside and displayed great listening skills to enable them to undertake the challenges. Please can children continue to arrive wearing their PE clothes each Wednesday. Our topic is Wonderful Me! We would love your child to bring in a copy of a family photo for them to discuss in school. Tapestry accounts have been set up and we look forward building our partnership working with you. If you haven't received an email to activate your Tapestry account please see your child's teacher. ParentPay letters were also handed out last week so please use the information in the letter to enable you to receive letters and key communication messages via email. We look forward to children attending for full days from Monday 20th September.

EYFS 2020 - 2021

Term 6 - 19th July 2021

To end our learning about pirates, we have had a pirate day in school. The children used their hooks, eye patches and paper hats to dress up, we walked the plank, played games, and had a pirate snack. Lots of fun was had by the staff and children! 

With the end of term nearing, we are finishing Tapestry observations and your child’s learning journal will be available for you to download and keep. Please follow the link for a tutorial on how to complete this process:

Children in EYFS have taken home some of their art work this week. All of their other books and learning remain safely in school. We thank you for your support during your child’s first year at school and wish you a wonderful summer break together. 

Stars of the Week: Layla, Riley

Workers of the Week: Florie, Ethan, Theo


Pirate Day - 16th July 2021

To finish our Under the Sea theme we had a pirate day. We learnt new songs, walked the plank, made pirate treats, went on a treasure hunt and made treasure maps. 

In Pictures - Pirate Day

EYFS Sports Day - 9th July 2021

The EYFS children had a fantastic morning completing their sports activities. Children were grouped in teams for each activity, and I’m pleased to announce that the Green Team won the overall event.

Class 2 ended the morning by winning the highly prized Relay Race. A huge well done to all of the children taking part and trying their very best. We had a lot of fun and developed both our physical skills and ability to work together as part of a team. 

Term 6 - 6th July 2021

We have had a busy few weeks in our EYFS classes. The children have been learning about pirates. We have followed their interests and have made flags, eyepatches and arm hooks. Our English is going to focus on character descriptions from the book ‘Ten Little Pirates’. There has also been a focus on learning new vocabulary - ‘swashbuckling’ is a firm favourite! We have practised some new songs and tongue twisters. Don’t forget to look out for our class photos in the ‘First Class’ supplement of the Weston Mercury newspaper.  We also have our EYFS Sports Day this week on Friday 9th July 2021.

Stars of the Week: Aronas, Frankie-Rae, Naiya, Kaedan, Gabi, Henry H

Workers of the Week: Euan, Dottie, Ethan, Lorna, Dottie, Evie,

Term 5 - 27th May 2021

We have all been fascinated by the transformation of the caterpillars which are now chrysalises. There have been plenty of discussions about what we think they will look like when they emerge as butterflies. In our self-chosen activities, many of us have made symmetrical butterfly paintings by folding paper in half. We have recently come to the end of our music unit ‘Big Bear Funk’. Within this unit, we have used body percussion such as claps and stamps to explore simple rhythm patterns. We hope you enjoy the audio clip of each class singing along. You can find it on your child’s Tapestry account. In our phonics lessons, we have been learning the sight words; some, come, what, when, little and one. Please make sure you practise reading and spelling these words at home. You can find these on your summer sight word sheet. It has been such a joy seeing all the children being able to play on the playground as a year group bubble; many old friendships have been rekindled and new ones made.

Stars of the Week: Leo, Ivy H, Rory, George P, Finley, Ivy-Mae, Ethan

Workers of the Week: Nevaeh, Theo N, Scarlett, Noah, Chloe, Layton, Riley


Term 5 - 13th May 2021

The children in our Reception classes have been very engaged with the caterpillars that we have in class; I'm sure it's not going to be long before they move to the next stage and we see metamorphosis take place!

Since sharing a shortlisted book from the North Somerset Reading Award called ‘Clean Up’, the children have been showing a real interest in taking care of their environment. We are exploring this further in our Outdoor Explorer sessions and will be undertaking litter picks around our school grounds. It's great to see the children showing such care and concern for their local environment.

Our maths learning last week provided opportunities to explore tangrams. The children have been fascinated by the 7 shapes being able to be positioned back into a square. We have also used the shapes to make pictures of animals; you may have seen some examples as part of your child's Tapestry observations.

Stars of the Week: Theo, Jazzy, Milo, Henry G, Lily, Reggie

Workers of the Week: Aradana, Hunter, Charlie T, William, Olly, Evie

Term 5 - 29th April 2021

The children in EYFS have come back full of enthusiasm after the Easter holidays and it’s been a pleasure to hear about their holiday news. This term our topic is ‘Animals’.  The children have shown a huge amount of interest in sharing their existing knowledge and asking us questions that we will explore for our next steps.

Last week, we had an exciting visit from Mrs Pennington who introduced us to our key text ‘Dear Zoo’ and taught us the Makaton signs. We’re super signers in EYFS and we’ve been learning the story to retell and perform. We’re awaiting our delivery of caterpillars which we’re going to grow into beautiful butterflies! This has created a lot of excitement and anticipation!

Please can we remind you to record all of the lovely reading that you’re doing at home with your child. When we check the reading journals, a lot of children don’t have any record of reading but we know you hear them regularly. Please see a member of the team if you have any questions. Also, we would like to encourage you to engage in your child’s Tapestry journal online. We love seeing what the children are doing outside of school and we welcome any comments or questions about your child’s learning linked to the observations we upload. Keep your eye out for some challenges coming soon!

Stars of the Week: Sam, Florie, Henry H

Workers of the Week: Julia, Nevaeh, Ryder, Ajay

Term 4 - 31st March 2021

We have been very busy in EYFS over the last few weeks. We have explored the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and we have done some planting. We hope the sunflowers that the children brought home are growing well. In our outdoor explorer sessions, we have looked at and discussed the new life we have seen around our school grounds. This has linked nicely with our experimentation with different forms of media such as water colours and printing. We have used various ways to create still life images.  In our phonics sessions, we are learning the digraphs; ai, ee and oa, and the trigraph igh.  Please remember to practise these at home. Remember to check your child’s Tapestry account for all the lovely learning we have been doing in school. You can also add in the all the wonderful fun things you do at home. If you are having trouble logging on please see your child’s class teacher. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Term 5 for more fun and brilliant learning!

Stars of the Week: Rupert, George W, Bella W, Kaedan, Fletcher, Charlie T

Workers of the Week: Aradana, Nevaeh, Layla, Jasmine, Piper, Gabi, Ivy-Mae

Term 4 - 18th March 2021

We are incredibly proud of the way the Reception children have returned to school following the period of closure. They came back with excitement, energy and smiling faces! During the first week back we have re-established relationships and routines. We are developing our learning under the focus of ‘Spring’ and will be exploring planting, change and growth over the coming weeks. This will lead into developing children’s knowledge of the Easter story and relating this to eggs and new life. We continue to hear children read regularly and would encourage you to share some reading or phonics activities on a daily basis to support their reading and spelling development. If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to speak to your child’s teacher. 

Stars of the Week: Charlie H, Jayden, Teddy

Workers of the Week: Lillian-Rose, Matilda, Theo H, Noah

A Message to Our EYFS Children and Families - 2nd March 2021

We are so looking forward to welcoming all of the EYFS children back to school on 8th March - we can't wait to see you.

Click the link below to see a video message from Mrs Hodgson.

EYFS - We can't wait to see you! | Mendip Green Primary School (


A Message From The EYFS Team - 14th April 2020

Hello to all the children in our EYFS classes! All the adults in school are missing you but we know that it is important to stay at home to be safe from the Coronavirus.

Keep washing your hands! Keep smiling! Keep learning! Keep playing!


With love from the EYFS team xxx


Class 1

I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying your time with your families. I can’t wait to hear all about what you have been doing and have loved seeing some of it already.

I know that you are being amazing at home and are all really helping your grown-ups who may have their own learning to do. Make sure they are behaving too!

Remember to have kind hands, kind feet and kind words. I miss you all and can’t wait to see you soon!



Mrs Crawley


Class 2

Hello Superstars!

I have loved seeing the rainbows, drawings and pictures that you have created. I hope you are watching the bedtime stories that the adults have been recording for you. I wonder which one is your favourite.

I have enjoyed joining in with Joe Wicks during his daily workout. I am also very busy in my garden. I hope that you are enjoying lots of playtime and fun activities. Don’t forget to look on the school website for lots more activities that I know you will enjoy!

I’m thinking of you all and I believe you all deserve a ‘Supersonic smile’ from me!


Lots of love,

Mrs Hodgson xxx


Class 3

Hello Class 3. I'm missing you all so much and I hope you're all having lots of fun at home. I'm sure you're helping your families and you're being kind, like I know you all are. "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

I love seeing what you're doing with your families. I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures at home and I'm looking forward to seeing your smiley faces again.

Stay safe and keep smiling,


Miss Cox ๐Ÿ™‚

Term 4 - 27th February 2020

We have been dodging the showers and the wind this week but have still been enjoying the challenges in our outside provision. Our maths focus has been linked with time and the children have enjoyed using stopwatches to time themselves completing an obstacle course! Please can I ask that children do not play on the equipment in the outside area before school as it is often set up ready for focused learning activities. Children are also not allowed in the sheds or container.

Our theme this term continues to focus on’ Our Environment’. We are being led by the children's interests and curiosities. We have been using a wide variety of art and media resources to undertake observational drawings of flowers and plants. 

On Tuesday the children enjoyed learning about Shrove Tuesday and we talked about how it linked to Lent and Easter. When we tasted the pancakes the favourite topping was certainly lemon and sugar!

STARS OF THE WEEK: Sonny, Nina, Max T, Louisa, Samuel, Kizzy, Cooper, Max R, Jacob, Lily, Brysen, Kainan, Arthur, Dominic

ROLE MODELS: Connah, Daisy, Frankey, Otis, Theo, Jorja, Kieran, Olivia, Elira, Tommy, Immy, Harriet, Lily, Logan

Term 3 - 16th January 2020

In the EYFS classes, we have been learning the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. Children have learnt to tell the story with actions. Ask them to show you and maybe you could join in too! As part of the story, we made bread rolls and I hope you enjoyed a nibble when they got sent home. Now we have taught all of Step 2 graphemes for our phonics, we are focusing on handwriting and correct letter formation. The children have enjoyed practising the letters and are using pencils and other tools with control. Pleased continue to read frequently with your child and also recap the sight words. The updated school website has an area for phonics so take a look if you need further information.




Term 2 - 28th November 2019

In EYFS, our preparations for Christmas are already underway with many attempts at making salt dough tree decorations.  We have been making Numicon cities and freeing trapped animals using our fine motor skills.  Our Christmas performance rehearsals are going very well and the children are being super stars with their singing and listening.  Please make sure you sign up on the lists outside the EYFS classrooms to attend the production.

ROLE MODELS: Finley, Ben, Darcie-Mae, Poppy, Louisa STARS OF THE WEEK Elira, Emilia, Preston, Maisey, Charlie B 

Term 2 - 14th November 2019

In EYFS, we celebrated Diwali by creating Mhendi hands and Rangoli patterns using natural materials. Each class joined in with Remembrance Day by having a two minute silence and learning about why we wear poppies. Some of us chose to draw poppies. Last week, we started to learn about money and we had to ‘buy’ our snack. Each class created lots of spider web pictures using colourful pastels and crayons. In phonics this week, we have started to learn our sight words. Please remember to bring coats, hats and gloves for the cold weather.

ROLE MODELS: Kieran, Poppy, Ivy 

Term 1 - 22nd October 2019

We had a wonderful Harvest service this morning.  The children sang beautifully and we are so proud of them! Thank you to all those parents who attended the phonics session.  If you need any further information, please pop in and see Mrs Hodgson in Class 2.   

Term 1 - 10th October 2019

In EYFS, we have been enjoying watching the leaves on the trees start to change colour and have explored printing as a way to recreate what we have seen. All three classes have enjoyed visiting our school library. We have started to learn our phonics and the children have been excited to spot the letters in our school environment. Please remember to bring a coat to school with your child’s name in as the weather is very unreliable. There will be two Christmas performances for EYFS which will be Thursday 5th December and Friday 6th December

Term 1 - 26th September 2019

Phonics teaching starts next week so please send your child to school with their book bag every day. Look out for a reading record and the sound (phoneme) sheets that will be going home in your child’s book bag. Encourage your child to tell you about the phonemes that we have learnt in school. You can also play games to help your child hear these sounds in words and develop recognition of the letter shape (grapheme). We are holding a phonics information session for parents in October so please join us for further information about the teaching of phonics and learning to read. 

Term 1 - 12th September 2019

Following very successful home visits last week, we welcomed the new Reception children into our EYFS classes on Monday. The children have settled incredibly well and have been exploring the wonderfully inviting resources and new learning environments. The outside ‘Water Wall’ has proved very popular and we are very grateful for the talents of Mr Redding, who kindly made and donated the wooden equipment to the school. We look forward to the children attending school for full days next week and continuing their learning journey. As always, if parents have any questions please come along and see us.