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Year Foundation and Y1 Tavy

Welcome to Tavy


     Our teachers are Mrs Sophie Daykin (Mon,Tues,Weds) and Mrs Fry (Thurs, Fri)

We are supported by Mrs Teresa Calquhoun.  


We have an 'open door policy'. Please feel free to talk to us at the start or end of the day. No question is too small! Alternatively, you can email the class teachers through the school office - 


Stars of the week!


smileyOur 'Learning Star' of the week is...  Adelaidesmiley

heartOur 'Values Star' of the week is..  Nateheart



Useful Information


  • We have PE on a Tuesday with District Sports. 


  • Please remember that the school gates will open at 8:45am and the register will be taken at 8:55am. The children can be picked up at 3.15.
  • Home learning will be handed out on Fridays and needs to be returned for marking on Wednesdays. 
  • Please try to read with your child 3 times a week at home. We will endeavour to hear them read twice a week and change their book. In addition, there is a daily guided reading session where they might take part in fun reading activities in a group or read with the teacher. 


  • Reading Mornings

We would like to invite parents to stay for a reading skills half hour on Thursday morning between 9 and 9.30. Stay and listen to your child read, play a phonics game with them or read to a small group.  These will start once the foundation children have settled in; keep an eye out for notices.


  • Secret Mission!

We will be introducing a Mystery Reader session on Thursday afternoons but we will need your help. Once a week at 3 o’clock we would like to surprise the children with a visit from a familiar adult to read them your favourite story or to talk about your job or something special you have experienced or achieved. This isn’t restricted to parents; grandparents, older siblings, aunties and uncles can all be roped in too. We ask for your support in keeping the identity of the mystery reader a surprise, even from your own child! A sign up sheet will be in the office so that you can pick a date which will work for you. If you think you will need more time with the children please let us know.


Please, please, please ensure that EVERY item your child brings into school is clearly labelled with their name. Items will inevitably become misplaced and it makes it a lot easier to return items to their owners when things are labelled. Thank you so much!







What have Team Tavy been up to in January?


It has been an exciting start to 2019. We began the term by exploring the land of The Ning Nang Nong but then a terrible crime occurred! Somebody had tiptoed into the Teachers' special room and eaten Mrs Daykin's porridge. Team Tavy were outraged! Who would do such a thing? There were clues; a red ribbon, some golden hair and a necklace with the letter g written on it. Could it be Gretel or could it be Goldilocks? Team Tavy were on a mission to find out. With the addition of CCTV footage sent to us by the police we were able to identify the notorious porridge thief, Goldilocks. Where could she be now? Team Tavy started to make a plan. 


So far we have been busy mixing colours, painting, mark making, making wanted posters, adding, subtracting, explaining our opinions using because, writing newspaper reports, making masks, acting out the story of Goldilocks and exploring the features of a newspaper. We even found time to learn about everyday materials and the countries of the United Kingdom. Take a look at our January pictures and see how many of these activities you can spot. Keep an eye out for the cheeky porridge thief too...



January 2019

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Friday 5th October 2018

All of the children and adults in Tavy are settling into their new routines and getting to know their new friends. We are focusing on working as a team to support and encourage each other in our classroom. We have been having so much fun, we have set up a Tiger Cafe, worked together to create tiger food in case a real tiger comes for tea and learned to play some new maths and phonics games. As part of our topic, All Creatures Great and Small, Team Tavy have been working on their best animal moves, singing animal songs in their song circle as well as finding out about animal habitats and naming and grouping animals. It has been a very busy start to the term!


The Foundation children are busy learning their Phase 2 letters and sounds, counting and comparing numbers and developing their confidence in letter and number formation.


Our Year 1 children have already written their own story books imitating The Tiger who came to tea! They have shown amazing perseverance and passion for writing. The children are shining in maths too, comparing numbers, counting beyond 20 and increasing their mathematical vocabulary.  


A very big thank you to everyone who has signed up for a Mystery Reader slot so far. We are looking forward to discovering who it will be this Thursday! Please remember to pop in for 20 minutes on Thursday morning to play some phonics games with your child. 


Please enjoy looking at some pictures of Team Tavy enjoying their learning both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Team Tavy settle in!

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Special visit by a Dental Nurse.

3 things to remember:

1 - Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day especially before bedtime. 

2 - Only eat a little sugary food at meal times.

3 - Visit a dentist

Picture 1 Are grapes healthy for your teeth?
Picture 2 Thumbs up or down for this food?
Picture 3 Thumbs up or down for this food?
Picture 4 We were shown how to brush our teeth.
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