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Welcome to Tavy Class page



Class Teacher- Mrs Hannah Fry

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Claire Strudwick



Learning in Tavy Class


Tavy Class is where our children build the Firm Foundations for learning which they will draw on throughout their time at St. George's. We use a floor book approach to ensure that we follow the interests of our children and encourage them to become intrinsically motivated, curious learners. Our classroom is designed to be communication friendly, encouraging talk and the natural development of conversation and language skills. The small, family feel of our setting means that our children build strong, positive relationships which are vital for the healthy growth of self-esteem in young children. 



Children are encouraged to read at least three times a week at home. Their book will be changed after they have read it to an adult three times. We follow Twinkl Phonics for early reading and use Rhino Readers as our reading books. These books link closely to the phonics children are learning in class. We believe that reading the same text many times supports children to improve fluency and accuracy in reading much more successfully.

We also have the opportunity to visit the school library over the course of the week.


Secret Mission!

Book yourself a Mystery Reader slot. Once a week 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.



In Tavy Class we use this platform to share all of our amazing learning with you. You can also send messages to the Tavy Class team through Tapestry. This is the best way to communicate with staff and keep track of your child's progress.


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.



Spring Term 2023

As always, your child will be being supported by staff to achieve their individual next steps in their learning. As a whole class, we are moving on to Level 3 phonics this term and as your child develops their reading skills they will begin bringing home Level 3 reading books. Please keep reading with your child at home. This will support them to consolidate Level 2 and ensure that they are able to progress to the next level of reading book as soon as they can. 

Babs and Edna have sparked the children's interests with a mystery bottle of water. This has opened interesting floor book discussions around water. The children's questions so far are; 


  • Why is rain good for plants?
  • How does water turn to ice?
  • How does ice melt?
  • What is a water well?
  • How does water make us grow?
  • Where does rain come from? 


If you can help with any of these, please let us know and come in to help!  

Autumn 2


This term we are gearing up to the most exciting season in the school calendar! The children are happily learning their songs for the Christmas Production and can be heard singing all around the classroom. Please ensure that your child brings in a black top and black leggings/joggers as base layers for their costumes for Mrs Dyson's Christmas Extravaganza!

Thank you.  

Autumn Newsletter

Our Classroom

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These pictures give you an idea of the layout of our classroom. From time to time we do make small changes to suit the learning needs and preferences of our children but the main areas remain constant.


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A useful Mr Thorne video to support you with the correct pronunciation of the phonemes.

Getting Ready for School

Useful Website Links



*Remote Learning*


 At the current time, there may be times when your child is unable to attend school as a result of responses to the coronavirus pandemic. In the event of your child having to work from home please use the plan above to support your child.  Mrs Fry and Mrs Moloney will also upload the plan and any resources to your child's Tapestry account. Please check Tapestry regularly. 


Here are some links which support our curriculum. We have avoided those that require printing as we are aware that many of us do not have printing facilities at home. 


Please have a regard to Esafety, particularly in regard to resources that are live or from user generated sites such as youtube, Facebook and Instagram. We strongly recommend that you view these sites with your child. 


Phonics; Please try to only focus on the sound for that day. Keep it short and if your child loses interest please leave it and try again later. Upload any learning to tapestry.

Resources you could use include; Mr Thorne


Maths; In addition to knowing how to write the number, children need to understand what the number means. For example, when learning 2 can your child show you by collecting objects how many objects make 2, where the number comes in a number line and spot the number in your home? Have fun and upload your adventures to Tapestry.

Online resources you could use include;


Physical Activity  (home of the Cat Party)  Joe Wicks 5 minute movement for children.   Yoga and mindfulness for children


Arts and Crafts


Fun and Adventure

Play School TV – This supports our own adventures on Adventure Island.






Team Tavy 2020-2021

St Georges Mufti Day

Our first forest schools sessions 2021

100 things to do indoors

School Motto

Building on firm foundations


Love, Inclusion, Guidance, Hope, Trust and Service

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