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Suns Class

Starting school is an exciting milestone in your child’s life and Suns Class is one of the Reception year groups at Hillcrest

Primary school where their educational journey begins and the foundations of learning are laid.

I am Mrs Fysh, the class teacher for Suns, and leader of our Early Years Foundation Stage Team. I particularly enjoy storytelling and have a passion for ceramics and textile design. In exploring the world of pretend, I am always amazed how the natural curiosity of children enables them to notice everything and closely observe the most ordinary of things that adults often take for granted. Building on children’s interests can lead to them creating amazing inventions and representations!

Mrs Houghton is the teaching assistant associated with Suns Class. The children are drawn to her kind, calm manner and endless smiles!  

We work closely with our parallel classes, Moons and Asteroids, providing the children with a safe, secure and happy start to school.

Your child’s Reception year marks the end of their journey through the Early Years Foundation Stage, in preparation for the transition into the National Curriculum in Year 1. We aim to help prepare your child for future learning and successes by providing experiences which are happy, active, exciting, fun and secure and which supports their individual development, care and learning needs.

Ideal education can be measured in many ways, and sometimes it cannot. At Hillcrest we care equally about fulfilling and improving the potential of every child, alongside providing the qualities and experiences of childhood which are not always so easily measured.

As well as becoming the best they can possibly be academically, we also aim for each of our children to enjoy an education where happiness and confidence are nurtured and valued. Therefore, play underpins the delivery of all areas of the EYFS and the development and learning for our youngest children. We are committed to providing safe, happy and well-planned experiences based on children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outside. From Pirate role play days and Bear Hunt adventures, to watching the wonders or caterpillars transforming into butterflies – the fun never stops!

We aim to ensure your child has the best possible start to their school career and by working closely with you we hope to draw out your child’s full potential – ‘growing together, achieving together.’