Mountfields Lodge School

Aim High, Reach for the Sky

Mountfields Lodge School


Welcome to Jet!


Your teacher is Mrs Tessa Best and your LSA is Mrs Karen Byham

This is such an exciting year to be in – the first introduction to school life. We learn so much in just one year – how to listen beautifully, line up and stay in a line (you wouldn’t believe how tricky this is!), how to part from our parents and carers happily, how to be independent, how to share and play nicely and happily with others, and we gain confidence when talking in front of other people.

And guess what? We also learn how to read and write and do the basics in Maths.

We do lots of creative art work and so much exploring and learning through play.

We love to be outside and learn in lots of different ways. It truly is the Foundation for the rest of the school. Most importantly we have loads of fun too. When we are happy we learn.

As we progress through the weeks we will share with you what we have been learning and what we will be learning next. You are always welcome to pop in and have a chat with any of the staff if there is anything you are concerned about or just have a few questions. We use Tapestry to update parents every week. Parents get photos, notes and videos sent to their phones so they can see what we have all been up to.

Just a few reminders

  • Please please make sure clothes, coats, shoes, wellies, PE kits are ALL NAMED.
  • Please send your child with a named water bottle with fresh water in each day and a healthy snack.
  • We always need waterproofs and wellies in school as we are outside no matter what the weather.
  • We have PE on Fridays so need to have our PE kits in school.
  • We ask parents to read with their children every day. Children who read every day at home make much more rapid progress.
  • Phonics underpins so much of what we do. Please reinforce the sounds we have been learning at school when you are at home.
  • Keep an eye on Tapestry – any reminders or information about what we will be learning next week will be on that.
  • Please send us in photos and notes on Tapestry about what your child has been doing at home. We see your child’s education and being a 2 way process.

April 2018

We have been learning all bout Spring in the last couple of weeks. We have been on a Spring walk, planted seeds, beans and potatoes, learnt about all the changes that happen and then moved on to look at what happens to animals in Spring. In maths we have been doing problem solving involving adding and taking away and also looking at measuring. In phonics we are getting towards the end of learning and revising all our Phase 3 sounds. Our writing is just amazing and we are now applying our digraphs to our writing and writing independently. 

Our next topic is going to be Dinosaurs. I think this will be a very popular one!!

Our Spring Walk

Our Spring Walk  1

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds 1
Tesco Token Collection...WINNERS!!! £4000 towards the development of our outdoor learning spaces:-) THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!