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In our first term at school we offer a full range of activities in the Early Years setting both inside and outside. During our second term we extend children's learning with more in depth activities to enable children to progress to a higher level of understanding.  By the third term we will be preparing children for the transition to Year 1 with increased expectations of outcomes during individual, small and large group activities. 


Please have a look at our topic overviews to gain a better understanding of the Early Years curriculum planned for Cygnets.


Cygnets team:      Mrs Lake - Class teacher: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

                               Mrs Whitton - Class teacher: Thursday, Friday.

                               Mrs Maynard - Full-time Teaching Assistant.

                               Ms. Dillon - Special Needs Assistant, mornings.

                               Mrs. Boyd - Special Needs Assistant, 9-3


Daily Essentials - please ensure all items are clearly named:

  •        Warm, waterproof coat with a hood.  Cygnets need to be able to put on/take off their own coat independently.
  •        Welly boots - these are stored on the welly rack outside Cygnets.  
  •        Snack pot with fruit or vegetables.
  •        Water bottle

In the summer children will need school sun hats and a light weight raincoat.  Children are outside in all weathers!


Forest School sessions are planned throughout the year.  This is often topic based but also incorporates a big chunk of Forest School skills including tool work and time for Child Initiated learning.


Celebration assemblies are on a Thursday morning at 9:05 until approximately 9:30am. Individual invites will be sent out for 'Good Work' or Birthdays the week before. 


Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.


Cygnet's Self-Portraits

Home Learning

Cygnets are expected to read every day, either listening to a story or having a go at reading with a grown up or older child. Please write in their Reading Records so we know they are reading daily.  

Once Cygnets have settled in we will start teaching Phonics.  Every Friday we will send home the new phonemes Cygnets have been learning in their homework folders.  Please keep these at home to learn by playing games, flash cards or finding their new sounds in stories. Please bring back their folders every Friday so we can put in their new phonemes.  

We also send home Fluffy the dog and Maths Monkey.  Fluffy the dog loves writing and would love to see Cygnets writing about their weekends. Maths Monkey loves numbers, shapes, measuring... anything to do with Maths. Fluffy and Maths Monkey come home with individual children (we try to ensure everyone has a turn over the year) usually on a Friday, please look after and return on Monday.  

Occasionally we will ask Cygnets to do other Home Learning such as minibeast hunting near their homes or finding shapes.  We will let you know either on the whiteboard outside Cygnets or via Class Dojo.

Phonics Workshop - we hope you will find it interesting and informative.

Useful websites

Teaching phonics - enunciation

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This video clip from Letters and Sounds and shows how phonemes should be articulated clearly and precisely.