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Welcome to Year R!

In Year R, we have two classes: Dragonfly Class and Bumblebee class. The teachers are Mrs Doherty (EYFS and KS1 Lead) Mrs Young and Mrs Strouts. The Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Kent-Smith and Mrs Deo. 

Please click on the links below to see what we have been up to lately in Dragonfly and Bumblebee Class. 



Below is a PowerPoint presentation and some information to support parents with phonics. 

WOW, So Proud!

Below are downloadable Bumblebee and Dragonfly WOW templates. Are you proud of your child for something they have done recently? Please write it on a bumblebee or dragonfly and send it into school so we can share it in class and celebrate your child! 


Our Learning

A few photographs of our wonderful setting!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all the new children to Miers Court. Keep an eye on this page for updates of our learning and how the children are getting on!


The Colour Monster

We have been reading and listening to the story ‘The Colour Monster’ to learn about feelings and emotions. 💛💙❤️💚🖤💗

Here’s a link to the story https://youtu.be/Ih0iu80u04Y 


Autumn Walk

The children have been learning all about Autumn. We have been talking about the four seasons and talking about how the weather has changed since Summer.

We looked at pictures and books linked to Autumn time and went on an Autumn walk looking for signs of Autumn. The children found pine cones, chestnuts, conkers, red, yellow and brown leaves, berries and apples! We collected some interesting Autumn objects and had so much fun looking at them closely back in the classroom.

Spooooooooky! 👻 

This week the children have shown an interest and excitement for Halloween, so we set up lots of spooky activities for them to explore. We have had some amazing spooky chalk pictures, listened to spooky stories, threaded spider webs, cast pretend spells on each other, mixed potions, ridden on broomsticks and more! 


Black History Month: Alma Woodsey Thomas 

During our carpet session the children learnt about an artist named Alma Woodsey Thomas, as part of Black History Month. The children then created some wonderful pieces of artwork inspired by Alma during their discovery time. 


Lest we forget

At 11am the school bells were rung and children and staff observed the two-minute silence to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict. Over the last week, the children have been busy creating memorial wreaths which are now proudly on display. They have also been undertaking Remembrance Day activities, learning more about the meaning behind the poppy. 

Happy Diwali 

To all our families celebrating this weekend, we’d like to wish you a Diwali that brings joy, prosperity and happiness to you and your family.  

Christmas Jumper Day

We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers to school helping to raise money for the charity Save the children. 


Year R carefully followed instructions to make their own Christingles. The grown-ups then lit the candles and turned off the lights. 


What will I be?

This term we have been learning about lots of different types of jobs. This week we have been finding out more about what it takes to be a police officer. They have been hunting for clues and setting traps to capture the cunning Evil Pea who has been committing crimes in the classrooms and garden! Evil Pea escaped from the children's first trap, but the children quickly adapted their ideas to try to capture him for good. When Evil Pea was finally caught the children reported back to the police officers visiting our school, to let them know all about the crimes committed and the evidence gathered. The Evil Pea has been taken into the station for questioning! Well done EYFS!

And a big thank you to Kent Police for visiting and inspiring our youngest pupils 🚔



What came before me?

We have had a focus on the past this term, learning about things that happened in the world before we were here.


Useful Links

Below, you can find a number of useful links to help support your child's learning:

Year R News