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In Saplings class the team are:


Mrs Jones - Class Leader
Ms Wingrave - Class LSA

Miss Ladds - Class LSA

Ms Ballin - Class LSA

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Saplings!


In Saplings we are a super team of enthusiastic learners. Every day brings us something new: we are so curious about the world we live in. 


In our classroom we have different areas to help us with our development.


We sing songs in rhyme time to help us with our pre-reading skills, we listen to stories together, we are creative in so many different ways and absolutely LOVE spotting birds in our Saplings Lookout Den. We are inquisitive about different shapes, numbers and patterns - and enjoy thinking about what is on our curiosity shelf to help us with this. Our block play develops our Early Maths skills. At Saplings we develop our language skills right across the day, but especially enjoy chatting during snack time, using our words to help us to solve puzzles and problems and when we are moving through the transitions of the day. 


Something that is really special about Saplings is our outside learning environment (including garden area, water play, sand play, woodland, bike area, climbing frame, grubby chef area) and how we are able to access this throughout the day. In our garden area, we make use of 'loose parts' which enables creativity, teamwork, resilience and communication. Loose parts - for example crates, tubes, fabric, wooden pieces - sees children using resources and their ideas to create one day a pirate ship, the next an areoplane or a train! 


We will also be having lots of fun learning outside (as long as it isn't too rainy) so don't forget your wellies. 


Pre-school starts at 9am and finishes at 3pm.
If your child is on a 15 hour contract Monday to Wednesday their morning session on Wednesday finishes at 12.
If your child is on a 15 hour contract Wednesday to Friday their afternoon session on Wednesday starts at 12.


What your child needs to bring in their bag


  • At least 2 full changes of clothes;
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket (please see the Saplings team if you need to borrow this);
  • In the summer months - a sun hat and please apply sun cream before school;
  • A pair of welly boots; 
  • In the winter months - mittens/snood/warm hat.
  • Water bottle (clear);
  • Lunch (if not having a hot dinner). 


Children are able to have packed lunch or a hot school dinner (at a charge of £2 a meal). 


Saplings' forest school days are Monday and Friday mornings.  We will send home water proofs and wellies the day before so that you can arrive ready to get muddy! 


Sharing learning with you at home

We use the platform 'Tapestry' to share the children's WOW moments, personal achievements and to communicate snapshots of the week.