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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Foundation: Turtles & Dolphins

Welcome to Foundation!


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


Wellies, water and wonder: using critical thinking and teamwork to solve problems and make the water to flow!


Slithery snails and wiggly worms: using our senses to explore the world around us.


Using iPads to record our findings on a minibeast ramble around the school.


Planning and making decisions when programming the Bee-bots.


Observational drawing and creating beautiful watercolour paintings.


Representing our experiences in play and acting out experiences with others.


Showing curiosity and using senses to explore the world around us.


Finding ways to solve problems, making links and noticing patterns.


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!