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 Welcome to Turtles Class              


We are so pleased you chose Matchborough First School Academy to start your child's first stage of their education and can't wait to share their learning journey with you. We will be regularly updating this page with pictures and information to keep you updated with the fun we are having in school. 

Drop off and pick up times

As you are aware we now have a one way system and staggered drop off and pick up times.

Turtle class drop off window is 9:00 - 9:10 and pick up is

3:10 - 3:20.

Please stick to these times to ensure we have the minimum amount of people on the school grounds at one time.  


Turtle class PE day is Wednesday.

On this day children should come to school in their PE kit. In the colder months this can be a tracksuit (black/navy blue) and trainers. If your child wants to wear their PE shorts underneath they can or just the tracksuit is fine.

Autumn 1 Learning


Our vehicle for our learning in the Autumn Term will be

Into the woods

IntentUsing a teddy based theme to encourage the children to settle into Reception, we hope this will make them feel comfortable and safe in their new environment.

ImplementationHaving a Teddy bears picnic as a Hook Day where the children will bring their teddy to school to show it their new Reception class and the way of life in Reception. Teddy related books will be used to gain pleasure and interest in reading which will be the vehicle for beginning the Early Years Curriculum. Children will be introduced to fairy folk who live in the forest who will then pop up throughout the year.

ImpactChildren will have a smooth transition into Reception and will feel comfortable and safe in the new setting.

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