Little learners start school

TEACHERS at Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School have joined thousands of their colleagues across the country in welcoming the next generation of pupils to big school for the first time.

The school in Church Farm Road, Emersons Green, is one of the biggest primaries in South Gloucestershire, with three forms in each year.

Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 lead Jo Sihag said: “Our new littlest learners have settled into EYFS well and we’re so proud of their lovely manners and turn-taking. 

“We have spent some time in school for half a day, had a practice lunchtime with grown-ups and are now in school full-time.

“They love playing in the sand and mud kitchen, using gross motor skills on the climbing apparatus, learning sounds in phonics, practising fine motor skills with cutting and drawing, and getting to know lots of new friends.

“They have been learning our school song, ‘Be you, Bravely’, and all look super smart in their school uniform!”