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Welcome to Dover Park

Early Years Foundation Stage

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Our Teacher is Mrs Cooper and our Support Staff are Mrs Skipper, Mrs Ashworth, Mrs Afonso and Ms Thomas.


There are 30  children in our class and we work hard as part of a team! We love learning and are very independent in all that we do!






The children all love to learn and explore in reception. We have a wonderful indoor and outdoor environment with lots of space and areas for the children to investigate. Look at the photos below to see the children in action around our environment. 

Autumn Term 


Here are some of photos of the events and activities that we have taken part in during the Autumn Term. 

As part of our work on harvest we read the story of the little  red hen. The children did some great acting out and made puppets to retell the story. They enjoyed finding out how bread is made and how we get flour from wheat. The children were all very excited to make their own bread rolls! 


The children had an amazing time when Ben from the treehouse theatre visited. He did some great storytelling and played his guitar so the children could sing along and everyone joined in. The children chose storytelling outfits to wear and were very involved in the story. The children laughed lots and were animated from beginning to end!  



The children enjoyed finding out about Diwali and learning about a different culture. They did lots of actions out about the story of Rama and Sita and they had fun designing their own Rangoli and Mendhi patterns as well as creating a dandia dance (using sticks). 

As part of their maths work on 2D shape, the children went off around the school on a shape hunt, they found that there really are shapes all around us! 

Library Day

We will visit the school library every Tuesday. Please can  library books be returned on a Monday. 

PE Day

PE is on Friday mornings with Mr Goldsmith.

Please make sure your  child's  PE kit is in school at all times. We will be having PE outside so please provide your child with warmer clothing for the cooler weather!

Bug Club

The children will soon be issued with a Bug Club password. 


Bug Club is a finely levelled, phonically based online reading world with interactive activities. Each child has a personalised homepage where they'll find the e-Books they've been allocated by the teacher and motivating

rewards. This ensures that each child can find a book at exactly the right level for them. The online reading world ensures children can access independent reading resources anywhere at any time. New books will be allocated regularly. Bug Club books have a fantastic range of titles and within each level there is a carefully planned progression of books. This fine progression gives children plenty of opportunity to develop their reading skills and master each fine step while moving through the reading programme.

Parent/Carer guide to Tapestry


​Home Learning

All of the children have their own  Sound Book.  Please make sure these are in the children's book bags every Friday so the new sounds taught that week can be added. Let us know how they are getting on. Any questions,  please just ask - the mornings are very busy as you know and its not always possible for me to speak for very long so  if you need a few minutes  please feel free to arrange a time after school for a chat. Thank you.