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. Buzzard class is taught by Mrs Doble and supported by Mrs Hopton, Mrs Fox and Mrs Butt.
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.
Friday 27th September
We have been busy learning 4 new sounds this week in our Read Write Inc sessions. Please watch our video clips for pronunciation and letter formation...
Friday 13th September
We have been impressed with how quickly the children are settling into school life. The children have been settled and happy to come in and are doing really well with organising their bags and coats. It has been lovely to see new friendships being formed and getting to know key members of the school staff. We are looking forward to joining together red and blue groups and have the whole class in together!