Welcome to the Fledglings Class page

About Our Class

This week we are learning...

Dear Parents- Miss Fell has kindly generated a list of websites and videos that will support Nursery and Reception to continue their learning at home. Miss Fell will still be sending home some hard copy work, reading books and assigning learning tasks on the Seesaw site. (Please see the Learning At Home Page for more details and other links for learning and fun). Please stay well

Links to literacy online games and resources:

Phonics games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds   

Phonics games: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

Phonics games: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Spoken stories: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/bedtime-stories

Free decodeable e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/


Tips: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/starting-to-read-ages-4-5/

Handwriting tips: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/english--1/handwriting-at-home/handwriting-forming-numbers-letters-ages-4-5/

Story writing: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/how-to-write-your-best-story-ever/

 Practise tricky words using these catchy songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY


Watch Alphablocks episodes to encourage engagement in word blending https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks


Links to maths online games (links can also be found on the School website) :






Practise number formation, this video can be used to assist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ii202RoEd8



Sensory play ideas 



https://abcdoes.com/home-learning/  is being continually updated with lots of different Early Years ideas and activities


Topic songs we have listened to this term: 










Week of 16/03/2020

Topic: Grace and Courtesy (self-care, manners and social skills)

Class Book:  "Our Families" (Non-Fiction) and "Jack and the Incredibly Mean Stalk" (Fiction)

Writing: Writing about our mothers.

Phonics focus:

Sounds: ure, er

Tricky word: they, her

Value (PSED): Love

Maths:  Children will be consolidating their personal math targets and continuing measuring and sequencing time

Homework: This week our homework for our phonics book is to write a sentence about Spring and look out for a maths worksheet in the homework folder

Week of 02/03/2020

Topic: Science Week- all science!!!!!

Class Book: The Rainbow Fish

Writing: Writing a sentence about a science investigation and labelling

Phonics focus:

Sounds: or, ur, ow 

Tricky word: My 

Value (PSED): Love (linking to The Rainbow Fish)

Maths: Patterns, adding two digits, estimating, finding 1 more and 1 less from set of objects

Homework: Please see new homework folder containing maths sheet and red phonics book. There is an accompanying letter to explain. Please continue to read nightly with your child. Homework is given on a Friday to be completed and returned the following Friday.

* Learning from the previous months will be archived to the right of this notice box for reference 



Week of 24/02/2020

Topic: Zoo Animals 

Class Book: Animals Everywhere (Non-Fiction), The Monkey With a Bright Blue Bottom (Fiction) (Whole group focus)

Writing: Writing a sentence about a zoo animal. (capital letter, full stop and finger spaces).

Phonics focus:

Reviewing letter names, phase 3 sounds and tricky words. 

Sounds: oo, ar 

Tricky word: My 

Value (PSED): Honesty

Maths: Estimating and creating patterns. 

Homework: Reading daily with your child encouraging sounding out and blending words. Writing homework in red phonics books to come home on Friday to be returned the following Friday (instructions for use and helpful tips will be inside front and back cover)

Our Approach
In our Fledglings class the child’s freedom, dignity and independence is of paramount importance. Our classroom environment is orderly, clean and inviting, with all activities displayed within reach of the children. At times children will work in small groups or with a teacher as well as work alone following their own interests.
Our Nursery and Reception Fledglings class follow the curriculum outlined in the "Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage". We enhance the curriculum by using The Montessori approach to education which shares the underlying principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Using Montessori resources and approaches our classroom provides learning opportunities for mixed age groups of children, from the age of 3 to the age of 6. This vertical grouping is essential as it promotes socialisation. We ensure a balance of adult led activities and child initiated activities across the day.  Although much of the time is spent with children self-selecting tasks, the interaction between the adult and child is essential as the adult's response to children builds understanding and therefore guides new learning. Using children's interests as a starting point in our weekly planning, we provide them with stimulating, active play experiences in which they can explore and develop their learning to help them make sense of the world.  As pupils move through our school they will continue to benefit from a unique hybrid of the National Curriculum enhanced by a Montessori ethos and Montessori resources .
We use the Tapestry online journal programme to support our observation, assessment and tracking of our children. This programme also allows excellent interaction and communication with parents as parents have access to their child's learning journal at any time. Parents are also able to share children's experiences from home and outside of school. Parents who have used Tapestry have reported that they really enjoy being able to see what their child is up to and our staff really enjoy seeing the fun and learning that children get up to at home when parents add their own posts.
Each child in our Fledglings Class will have a key worker assigned to them.  The key worker's roles is to help ensure that every child's care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with our setting, offer a settled relationship for the child and build a relationship with their parents. We feel that the formation of healthy relationships between adults and children is essential in enabling children's wellbeing both now and in their  future success.
Miss Hannah Fell is our Full Time Nursery and Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Tilbury is our Montessori Teacher and our school SENCo Assistant 
Mrs Jocelyn is our Level 3 Early Year Practitioner 
Miss Walby-Williams is our Level 2 teaching assistant (working on her level 3 currently)
Key Worker
Our Team

Feb 2020 Learning

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01763 848 346

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Anstey Nr Buntingford, Hertfordshire SG9 0BY

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