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Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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EYFS / Reception - Hermit Crabs and Starfish

New to Southmead? Here is everything you need to know before your first day in 'The Rockpool'.

Welcome to EYFS

Our topic this half term is Long long ago.


Remote Learning

Activities for EYFS remote learning are available on this page should you have to isolate and your child is well. Please choose some of the suggested activities below on day one, and contact your child's teacher for the rest of the week's planning.


Mrs Dupuy:

Mrs Wilsdon:

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Last term we learnt how to say hello during the register using Sign Language.

This term we will be introducing a few new words every week.

Watch the videos to learn the actions along with your child and have fun practicing together.

Lets start to learn some Sign Language

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Saying 'Yes please' and 'no thank you'.

Lets sign 'help me' and 'sorry'

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Lets sign some daily needs

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How can you ask for a 'drink' or a 'snack', or to go to the 'toilet' without making a sound?

Good/very good, bad/very bad

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Speech and Language development are extremely important in the Early Years. Here is a link to some professionally created activities for you to do at home.

Your child's teacher will be able to help you identify any speech sounds or language skills that your child needs to work on. Please send a message to your child's class email address if you would like any guidance.


Top Tip video Lesson 1 - 'Can I have your attention please' would be a great place to start.

Watch it with your child and be prepared to be active!


We have set up a new account for reading through the Oxford Owl website. Have a look at the document below to find the log ins and additional information. You will find free reading books, similar to the ones we send home.

Here also is a PowerPoint that you can go through with your child to practise speed reading their phonics graphemes and digraphs. And a link to Literacy Planet which you will have been sent the login details for.


Handwriting - Help your child develop the muscles needed for handwriting with these quick and fun activities.

Information on Phonics at Southmead for EYFS and Year 1 is in this document

Sounds of the English Phonic Code -Synthetic Phonics.wmv

Tami Reis-Frankfort, reading specialist and trainer, demonstrates how to pronounce the sounds of the English Phonic Code, when teaching children to read with...


Click on the links below for interactive songs and to play some counting games.

10 Little Dinosaurs

Count to ten and then try to count in tens.

Doubles Addition Facts Song

A song that helps children learn to recall doubles facts up to 12 plus 12.

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