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Jellyfish Update


Jellyfish Class are now fully settled into school life and have had a busy few weeks. We have started our lessons now and have been learning lots of new things.


In phonics, we have been learning some new sounds and Fred the Frog has been helping to teach us how to read words. We have even been learning how to make words using magnetic letters and boards.


During Challenge Time, we have been focusing on two stories and have completed different challenges based around each story.

Our first book was ‘Owl Babies’ and here are some of the challenges we had:

  • Making Owl Collages
  • Painting pictures of Owls
  • Sequencing pictures from the story
  • Creating Owls using Numicon for the Owl’s features
  • Making Playdough Owls

The second book was ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and this had new challenges such as:

  • Drawing pictures of our families
  • Carefully counting Autumn leaves onto trees
  • Retelling the story using puppets
  • Practicing our Bunny hops
  • Making mud pies for the Hares in the story

In Maths, we have been focusing on recognising numbers up to 10 and we have been carefully counting and matching numeral to quantity.


We have also been enhancing our Gross Motor Skills with the Sports Coach at lunch time by playing team games and some of us have even been able to use our fantastic, new sports area.


Miss Eyles

smileysmileyThe Stars of the Week went to children who have been trying hard to follow the class rules and were being kind friends to others.

 (02.10.20 & 09.10.20)smileysmiley

Jellyfish Update


I am extremely proud of how well Jellyfish have settled into school life! They have been busy making new friends and learning the rules and routines within the classroom! I am sure they are ready for a restful weekend!

Jellyfish class have been exploring both the indoor and outdoor environments and engaged in lots of the following challenges:

  • Name writing
  • Painting Self-Portraits
  • Making a family tree
  • Creating a Jellyfish

They have all been really helpful with keeping our classroom tidy, which has helped them to earn lots of Dojo Points. They have also been collecting points for sitting amazingly on the carpet in their very own carpet spaces!

Can your child tell you which animal they sit on?

Next week, we will be focussing on a story and our activities, inside and outside, will be based on that. We will also start to learn a sound a day and will be practicing recognising numbers to 10.


Things to keep practicing at home:

Taking jumpers off and putting them back on

Writing their name

Washing their hands (front and back for 20 seconds)

Covering mouths when sneezing and coughing.


Miss Eyles

smileysmileyStar of the Week goes to a boy who has been working really hard this week to learn and follow the class rules. They have been sitting and listening amazingly on the carpet and have been a very kind friend to others.  (25.09.20)smileysmiley


Welcome Message

          Dear  Jellyfish Class,


My name is Miss Eyles and I am going to be your new teacher in Reception when you start at ‘big school’. I am very excited that you are in my class this year and I cannot wait to meet you! I have been very busy getting our classroom and outdoor area ready for you to learn in! I am sure you have been busy getting ready for school too! It will be lovely to see you in your brand new red uniform with shiny black shoes (hopefully you have been practicing putting these on yourself!) Each day you need to remember to bring in your red school book bag to put in your very own tray, so you can keep your things safe!


You might feel nervous about your first day, but please do not worry we will have lots of fun! You can play and will make friends with everyone! There is an extra special friend who is looking forward to meeting you! His name is Fred the Frog and he really enjoys helping children with their learning, and I am sure he will make you smile with his silly games!


Once you have visited our classroom a few times you will be in school all day and you will even get to eat your lunch with us! You will have lots of interesting things to explore in both our classroom and outside area throughout the day! We also have special missions for you to complete that we call Learning Challenges!  


             A couple of things to know about me:

  •    My favourite colour is blue.
  •     I love to read books, especially ‘The Gruffalo’!


I cannot wait to see you and teach you lots of things, together we’ll enjoy what each new day brings. The school day will whizz by and before you know, your family will be here and back home you will go!


See you soon!

Miss Eyles and Fred the Frog

Jellyfish Transition Booklet for September 2020

Dear Jellyfish Class,


It’s time to say goodbye,

Our year has come to an end.

We’ve made some cherished memories,

And many more new friends.

I’ve watched you learn and grow and change from day to day.

I hope that all the things we have done have helped in some small way!

So it’s with happy memories I send you out the door,

With great hope and expectations for what next year holds in store!


I have loved being your teacher this year, you have all worked so hard (especially with your home learning!). Although we didn’t get a whole year together I have lots of great memories. Some of my favourite memories have been hatching the ducklings, learning during challenge time and exercising to our favourite song ‘Count to 100 everyday!’

I will miss you all, keep working hard and being the best you can be! Remember to wave and smile when you see me in school!

Miss Eyles


Hello Jellyfish,

I have had such fun with you in class watching you learn and grow! You have all been amazing and it’s such a shame we didn’t have a whole year together! I have seen your fabulous home learning though and know you will all be great next year!

Miss Ellis


Hi Jellyfish Class,

It’s Mrs Dodds. I have heard all about the amazing learning you have been doing in school and home recently and wish I have could have been in class with you all!

You have all learnt so much since you started school and it was lovely seeing you all every day!

I know you will all continue to be fantastic in Year 1!

Have a lovely summer break!

Monday 20th July: IT'S PARTY TIME!


At Singlewell, we usually celebrate the end of the school year with a class party. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this together as a class this year, however it doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebratory party of your own with family.


You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all


Below you will find a selection of ideas to help get your party started. We would love to see any photos you take so do email them over to your teacher!

Please use the link below to complete the parent survey to assist us with the children's return to school in September.

A welcome message from your new teacher in September...

"We were feeling very artistic today!"

Excellent Sharing a Shell writing...

"We have had lots of fun drawing and making things"

Hello Jellyfish Class,

We hope you are all still well and safe! We are still missing you all lots, your great stories, your lovely smiles and even our funny exercise dances we all do together (especially the count to 100 everyday routine)!


Thank you all so much for your class picture message, it put a great big smile on our faces! We have enjoyed hearing about your fantastic home learning and we love seeing the pictures of all the fun you have been having! Please do keep sending these in!


We hope you have been able to enjoy the sunny weather safely, we have all been making the most of our daily walks! Hopefully some of your home learning challenges has helped to make your time outside more interesting! Lots of you made some fantastic symmetrical butterflies using natural objects! 


If you would like to, have a go at some of the half term activities we have set you below!


Remember to help keep yourselves safe and listen to your adults!

Speak to you all soon,


Miss Eyles, Mrs Dodds and Miss Ellis

"She has shown a very good understanding of halving and what a half is (especially when cookies and biscuits are involved!)".​

"A butterfly made from natural sources. She really enjoyed this!​"

"She has loved doing the butterfly life cycle work,  especially after watching the real life cycle with the Live kit and then releasing them!"

"She really enjoyed the jungle challenge!"

Please refer to the 'News' section of our website and then 'Letters' to complete our online survey as soon as possible. It has also been sent to you via the Smartschool app.



Dear Jellyfish Class


What a delightful photo message you sent to Miss Eyles, Miss Ellis and Mrs Dodds. It was so lovely to see you all happy and well, it made my day!

I can see that you have been busy having fun, working hard and being creative. You are very much part of our Singlewell family and we all miss you.

Well done for organising such a well-planned project!


Kindest regards

Mrs Brown


 "Their sense of being part of the Singlewell School community and a member of Jellyfish Class is still going strong and they were all excited to add their bit to this project.​"


A wonderful message from Jellyfish Class that I know made Miss Eyles', Miss Ellis' and Mrs Dodds' day!

Exploring and learning...

'Dear Zoo' learning and... "This week we have been doing some VE Day work ready for a street party we are having tomorrow."

"She likes question time and engages well with the home learning."

"She used her homemade binoculars to go painted pebble hunting around Riverview Park!"

An arrival of a baby brother on 24.03.20!

"She made a Minibeast hotel in the garden and has been looking at what is living in there. We created a reading den and spent the morning looking at books in there."

"We've all enjoyed 'What the Ladybird Heard' book today."

Jellyfish have been busy building beanstalks, baking, making and working hard...

23rd April 2020

Hello Jellyfish Class,

We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe! We miss you all very much but hopefully you are enjoying your time at home and completing the special mission, home learning challenges that are being sent to you!

We are very pleased with how well so many of you are doing at practicing your amazing skills on Reading Eggs and Mathletics! We look forward to seeing everybody join in these tasks and we are really excited to see some of the home learning challenges you have been completing! Do not forget that you can send in some pictures for us to see!

Remember to stay safe, make right choices and to listen to your adults!

Speak to you soon!



Miss Eyles, Mrs Dodds and Miss Ellis

Year R Jellyfish Programme of Study 2019-20

Early Years Foundation Stage Parents Guide

Areas of learning to be covered over the year