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Year R

Welcome to Year R 

The Early Years Team 


 Hedgehog Class - Mrs Young & Mrs Prosser

Squirrel Class - Miss Bolton & Mrs Ashurst 

Rabbit Class - Mrs Shield/Mrs Hall & Mrs Morgan 





Dear Parents, 


It is sadly coming to the end of the year crying and from Friday 17th we will have to stop posting on Tapestry. Below is an instructional video on how to download your child's learning journal.

Tutorial Video Link:


You will have 21 days to complete the download and then after that it will be deleted.  You will be able to download the journals from Friday 17th July 2020 - we are in the process of downloading them all ready for you smiley. We cannot thank you enough for all your contributions to their learning journals this year and we have loved seeing what you have got up to over the weekends and during lockdown. heart

Any questions or problems with your downloads, please reach out to the class teachers or call into the school where one of us will come and talk you through the process. 


Best wishes 

The EYFS Team 


Meet the Year R Re-opening Team

Meet our fantastic team working in Year R over the next half term. We cannot wait to see you all!

A message from the staff at Balksbury

ELSA Support


Dear Parents/Carers,
Some children may be finding this time at home very confusing, they may be anxious, they may not quite understand why they are unable to go out and play with their friends. Here are some stories that will hopefully help them understand some of the issues that they are having to deal with.
I will also be updating weekly with some ideas of ways to cope with anxiety and ways to encourage the children to have a healthy positive mind.
I understand that some of you may not have access to a printer, therefore I will include activities that can be done without one.
Take care
Mrs Whatley - ELSA

Beautiful Valentine's Day Roses and Important Safety Day Messages

Year R Needs You!

This term in Early Years we have been engrossed in our "Explorers of the World" topic.

As part of our learning we have been focusing on David Attenborough. 

The children realized whilst browsing YouTube, the lack of videos featuring Sir David with the Grey Squirrel!

The children have been working tirelessly to gather as much information as they can to send to "David".

We have been so impressed and are so proud of the children's efforts, that we have decided to write to Sir David himself to show off all their amazing work. 


Sir David Attenborough - The Great Explorer

A Lovely Week in Reception

The Nutty Nativity

Rabbit Class Remembrance Day Display

Class Photos 2019