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Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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EYFS / Reception - Hermit Crabs and Starfish

Welcome to the EYFS page!

Here you will find weekly updates, useful videos and additional information to help support your child's learning. 


To contact your child's teacher the email addresses are as below:

EYFS Newsletter 17.9.21

EYFS Newsletter 10.9.21

Tour of EYFS

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

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

Watch the videos to learn the actions along with your child and have fun practising 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!

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...

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