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Willowdown Primary Academy

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EYFS Reception - Mercury


Welcome to Mercury Class! -Reception-



with Class Teacher-Mrs Curtis, HLTA/Learning Support Assistant-Miss Faun and Early Years Apprentice -Miss Hughes

Mrs Curtis is also a Spread the Happiness Teacher and trainer!


On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons each week, Miss Faun along with Miss Hughes take the class as Mrs Curtis fulfils her Leadership duties.


We have P.E on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has the correct  P.E. kit in school each week. Shorts, P.E. T-shirt and suitable daps/shoes


In Mercury class we believe that the greatest levels of attainment, enthusiasm and concentration are gained when children are encouraged to follow their own interests and ideas. We do this by thorough questioning and detailed observations, especially at the beginning of a new topic. This gives us a sense of what the children already know and what they are interested in finding out about! we underpin their interests with a deep understanding of the Early Years Foundation Profile, which details the skills that each child should develop before they move into Year 1. Although there are no set themes that we follow, we link these skills and objectives to what fascinates the children. This method of teaching creates excellent results but means that it is impossible to plan future weeks in great detail. Often we find that the children lead the learning in unpredictable but very exciting directions - and we think that is BRILLIANT!



Click on the links below to take a look at the fun that we have in Mercury class.