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Welcome to Early Years!


Hello everyone! Mrs Phillips, Mrs Drinkall and the staff team welcome all the Snowy Owls and Tawny Owls to Southcott. The Autumn term will be a very busy one so we are delighted that all the children are settling in so well. We are very proud of all of them. Thank you parents and carers for preparing the children for school so well. 


The staff team. Hello from us!

The last week of the term and the year! (13.07.20)

Here is a letter from Miss Laundy. She has some jobs for you to do!

Online Learning Resources

From 1st June, children were welcomed back to Southcott. Please share the stories below with your children to support them with their transition back to school if they return at a later date.

Look at this amazing dragonfly some children found when out minibeast hunting at school!

Still image for this video

Home Learning Week 13 (06.07.20)

This week we are focusing on 'looking back, looking forwards'. As the school year draws to an end it is important that the children have the opportunity to reflect on their time in Reception and the strange circumstances that led them to need to do lots of their learning at home. There will be much to celebrate for all of them. At this time of transition, it is also important that the children are able to think about the year ahead in terms of school - the move to Year 1 and any thoughts and feelings they have about it. Enjoy the activities; take time to ponder, chat and get creative! 

Home Learning Week 12 (29.06.20)

Well done everybody for all your wonderful learning about animals. As Mrs Phillips said in her weekly round up, it has been lovely to see you practising your writing skills in your letters to the zoo and getting to grips with measuring mass in lots of different ways. This week, we are moving on from the zoo and having a think about differences in size and length, linked to traditional tales. Have fun!

Home Learning Week 11 (22.06.20)

This week we are continuing our theme about animals and the zoo. We are also holding our virtual sports day this week. Have fun!

Here is a little update on the Linslade swans and cygnets. Craig Sweetman very kindly sent another photograph. Look how much those cygnets have grown! He also sent us this photograph of another water bird he saw. Do you know the name of this amazing bird?

Home Learning Week 10 (15.06.20)

We are going to be focusing on a theme of 'The Zoo' for the next fortnight. We had hoped to organise a trip to Whipsnade Zoo for our Reception children in the summer term, but sadly this has not been able to happen. Instead, we can do lots of fun activities learning about all the different animals that you might find in a zoo. As this theme is to cover the next two weeks, you will see that there are little sections which tell you about some activities that will be planned for the week commencing 22.06.20. These should be avoided this week or you might find the children are repeating activities. Thank you, as always, for your support with all the children's home learning. We love to see the children's photos - please keep sending them in!

Home Learning Week 9 (08.06.20)

We are hugely grateful to Craig Sweetman, a local photographer who has taken some amazing photographs of swans and cygnets in Linslade. These have been the inspiration for our home learning this week and we think they will inspire you too! Thank you also to Mrs Hibbins for getting permission for us to show them to you.

Home Learning Week 8 (01.06.20)

Home Learning Week 7 (18.05.20) WORLD WEEK!

Well done everybody for your brilliant home learning last week. We have seen some super photographs of children making shadows and playing shops. You continue to make us so proud.

This week is enrichment week when each year group will learn about a different country from around the world. Reception are learning about Japan. Enjoy!

Home Learning Week 6 (11.05.20)

Well done everyone for some wonderful home learning last week. Scroll down to see some fantastic work on patterns - you children are amazing! This week, we would like you to focus on 'Sunshine and Shadows' and 'Money, Money, Money'. Have fun! 

Look at our wonderful work on patterns! Mrs Drinkall and Mrs Phillips are so proud!

Home Learning Week 5 (04.05.20)

We hope you had fun in the garden last week. This week we are asking you to focus on 'Patterns - inside and out'. 

Patterns to inspire you!

Home Learning Week 4 (27.04.20)

We hope you enjoyed being superheroes last week. This week we would like you to focus on learning about things out in the garden now that spring is in full swing. 

Home Learning Week 3 (20.04.20)

We hope that you all had a very happy Easter break and that you are all staying safe and well. Mrs Drinkall and Mrs Phillips have been talking about you all while you have been at home and wondering what you have been up to - we miss you! Here are some new challenges and activities that you can be doing at home. This week's theme: Super Healthy Heroes!


Links to some superhero stories:

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

For more fun activities and things to do at home, you could try these websites:


Story time 

Maths Games

Games and Quizzes

All about space