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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

'Turtles' Foundation

Welcome to Turtles!


A great start to the year!

It has been a brilliant start to the year for all the Dolphins and Turtles and they are now all beginning to settle well into the routine of school.

They have all been really busy having lots of fun exploring all the different areas of the setting and making new friends.

The ‘This week we are’ which is on the website and in the window of the Foundation setting has information about what we are focusing on each week and ways in which you can help your child at home.

Parents Evenings are in a few weeks and we look forward to being able to tell you how amazing your child is!


The areas of learning the Turtles (and Dolphins) aim to cover during their reception year can be seen below.


The Reception teachers produce an information sheet to let parents know what the children will be learning about each week, click below to see this weeks sheet.


Holding a pencil and using it with good control is very tricky! As it is a big focus for us this year we thought it would be useful to give you a link with useful tips for helping your child hold your pencil correctly. There are also lots of other videos on line if you want to get even more tips. Just google “how to hold a pencil”. Happy practising!