Mountfields Lodge School

Aim High, Reach for the Sky

Mountfields Lodge School


Welcome to Coral!


Class Teachers: Mrs Jo Noble & Ms Gemma Carss

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Rebecca Bridges

SEND Support Assistants: Mrs Sam Stewart & Mrs Laura Brompton


In class Coral we have lots of fun exploring, creating and learning through play (So expect the odd messy school top)! Every day we have time to work together as a group and independently on our own choice of tasks. We work hard to develop our confidence, independence and resilience. If you visit our classroom you will see a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors that enable us to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Whilst in Class Coral the foundations for our future learning will be established to prepare us for our journey through school.


Parents and carers are always welcome to come in to speak with any member of our class team if you have questions or concerns. We will keep you informed of our successes and achievements, once you have joined Class Coral, via Tapestry Online Learning journey with updates, photographs and video.


In Coral Class we go with the children's interests, we encourage them to be independent learners that feel proud to achieve and not give up. We explore the curriculum through play, alongside the children in their environment. We make the most of our outside space and the change in the seasons. When possible we explore the local area, making links to our topics in school. Mountfields Lodge is very proud to be a part of the local community.    


Just a few reminders:


  • Please please make sure all clothes, coats, shoes, wellies and PE kits are ALL NAMED.
  • Please send your child with a named water bottle with fresh water in each day and a healthy snack. Apart from 'choose Tuesdays' where the children can bring a reasonable treat for their snack. 
  • We always need waterproofs and wellies in school as we are outside no matter what the weather.
  • We have PE on Fridays so please send your child in their PE kits to school, with a change of footwear.
  • We ask parents to read with their children every day. Children who read themselves or are read to 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, this can be as simple as playing I-spy, clapping syllables or making up silly rhymes. 
  • 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 love seeing them and we see your child’s education as being a 2 way process.
  • On Wednesday afternoons Mrs Hayes covers Coral Class, She will release the children at home time. 


In foundation we are all very passionate about early years education and we understand the importance of giving the children the best start in their school journey. 


Thank you, 


Gemma Carss & Jo Noble 


School Closes for the Summer Break at the end of THURSDAY 7th JULY 2022