Wye Forest Federation
01594 530428
High Street, St Briavels, Lydney, GL15 6TD

Bluebell Class Page

Welcome to Bluebell Class! We take up to 20 amazing reception children. Mrs Arnold and Mr Gazzard are supported by Mrs Watkins. 
In Bluebell class we share the school vision 'Striving together to be the best we can be'.
Our school values are
'courage, compassion, respect and resilience' 
Please use the link below to access the parent organiser for our BIG question this term 'What makes me...me?'
In Bluebell class we have daily opportunities to read. We read one to one with an adult, visit the school library every week and choose exciting stories for our daily story time. Once a week we read with our year 6 buddies. Each term we have a BIG question. This term it is 'What makes me...me?' Our core texts are Elmer, Croc and Bird, Julian is a Mermaid and The Lion Inside'.
We learn many stories through actions and drawing story maps. We even make our own stories and develop stories through puppet shows. 
We learn to read quickly and confidently using our phonics scheme Read Write Inc.
Please take a look at our Early Years long term plan. 
Phonics play is a great website with lots of free games to play along with at home. Follow the link below 
Here are some useful links to our approach to teaching maths. In Reception we follow Whiterose Maths and Number blocks. 
Tapestry is a great way to be updated with news from your child's week. Their learning, both at home and school is valued. Should you wish to make observations at home to share with school we have attached a 'how to guide'. It's quite simple and we love reading your observations. Give it a go and see what you think!
Here are our Early Years Policies 
Our exciting new phonics scheme is 'Read Write Inc' developed by Ruth Miskin.
Please use the phonics link to find out more about how we teach phonics and how you can support your child at home. 
Please take a look at the sound mats from Read Write Inc. You can print these off to use with your child at home. 
These games are really fun. The children use these independently at school. The link is below if you would like to have a go at home. 

Mrs Nadia Arnold