Monthly Archives: December 2013


EYFS- Orbit Assessment Tool
In the EYFS we use the Orbit Early Years application to assess the children and move them forward in their learning.
At St Thomas’, we highly value parental involvement in children’s education.
Through the Orbit website, parents can access and view their child’s learning journey as it grows. Parents can also upload ‘postcards’ of their child’s at-home learning experiences, which are a useful contribution towards their assessments at school.
The use of Orbit is proving very popular with many of our parents in reception. If you have not already joined and would like access to Orbit then please contact your child’s teacher and request an invitation email.


Our new classroom!

Our continuous provision area has been transformed!

We have been extremely fortunate to purchase new furniture for our a Reception classroom. The new layout provides more areas of learning, a calmer environment and more opportunities for children to become independent learners where they can access resources themselves. The new furniture has made lots of positive improvements. Here are some of the comments made by the children.

Isaac- ‘I love our new classroom. I like the divers in the water’

Lacey- ‘ I like using the 1 direction pens in the writing area’.

Lyla- ‘ The dressing up area is the best, we can look at ourselves in the big mirror!’

we will be inviting parents into our new classroom soon. Watch this space!