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Marden Vale

C E Academy

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Beatrix Potter Class EYFS

Welcome to Potter class!

We are the EYFS class at Marden Vale and we love to learn through exploration! We have the pleasure of having 2 wonderful classrooms and a large outdoor garden where we are able to explore each day.

Our teacher is Miss Weare and our TA is Mrs Snowball. 

Throughout the year, we enjoy learning about a range of different topics and have fun learning with a mix of adult led sessions and continuous provision. 

At Marden Vale CofE Academy, we have taken the decision to be Early Adopters of the new framework. 

This means that we will be working towards a new set of Early Learning Goals and using the new 2020 version of Development Matters to support our planning. Please find these documents below. 

Early Learning Goals for Early Adopters

Summer Term 1

This term, we have been learning all about minibeasts, plants and flowers. We have been on a minibeast hunt and created our own class wormery. We also spent time planting flowers in our garden. We ended the term with a fantastic Maths day where we focused on numbers to 20! 

Maths Day 2021

Practicing writing

Spring 1 and Spring 2

We spent most of these terms in Lockdown and working from home, but we didn't waste any time! 

When we returned to school, we enjoyed starting Helicopter stories and exploring the natural world, looking for signs of Spring! 

Signs of Spring

Autumn Term 2- Where shall we go?

In term 2, we explored the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' and adapted it to retell the Christmas story! We enjoyed performing this to our parents on the playground as an alternative to our Christmas Nativity.

We had lots of fun turning our unused sandpit into a planting area too. 

We had a visit from one of Santa's Elves who we looked after, and in return, he delivered a new book everyday for us to read. As a special end to the Autumn term, Santa himself came to visit while we enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner. 

Autumn Term 2- Where shall we go?

Posting our letters to Santa

Exploring colours and colour mixing

Art week 2020

Autumn Term 1- Riddles and Rhymes


In Term 1, we learnt lots about different nursery rhymes and songs. We also enjoyed sharing our favourite stories with the children. The children revisited their phase 1 phonics learning from Nursery and also learnt their first sounds from Phase 2. This term, we enjoyed creating self portraits, tasting new fruits and vegetables and going out for an Autumn walk. 

Autumn Term 1- Rhythm and Rhyme

Handwashing experiment- bread

Exploring nature

Taste testing- fruits and vegetables

Below you will find some links to websites that you may find helpful during your child's time in Potter class.