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Welcome to Buzzard Class


Buzzards is the Reception class at Kilmersdon and the final year of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). The reception year is a significant year of school, for both our children and parents as it forms the foundation of your child's primary education.


At Kilmersdon we offer a mix of adult and child-led learning. Lots of our learning is through play, where the children can develop their personal, social and emotional skills. They learn to investigate the world around them both physically and imaginatively. The children benefit from having their own outdoor learning space where they can explore, imagine and create together.


Reading is at the heart of Buzzard life; listening to stories and rhymes feeds children’s imagination and builds their vocabulary. Daily Read Write Inc sessions introduce children to phonics to help them develop reading and writing in a fun and engaging way.


Much of our maths is practical and encourages questioning and exploration as well as introducing key concepts through a range of resources. This helps the children to develop a solid understanding of number and other mathematical concepts in an active and enjoyable way.

24-9-18 This week our learning will be based around Kipper

24-9-18 This week our learning will be based around Kipper 1
The children will be talking about their favourite toys in circle time. They will be drawing and writing about Kipper and have the opportunity to make Kipper a new basket using a range of different resources. They will practise careful counting when they count the toys from a basket.
Buzzard Class have enjoyed meeting their Year Six buddies, they have enjoyed playing in the playground and sharing books together. We are looking forward to lots more opportunities for sharing and learning together.
We are delighted with how well all the children have settled into Buzzard class. They are doing really well with organising their own bags, coat and water bottle and saying goodbye to their grown ups before settling on the carpet with a book. It has been lovely to see the children getting to know each other and making lots of new friends.

Our brilliant self portraits!

Our brilliant self portraits! 1