Giraffes & Crocodiles

Mrs. Cross


Teaching Assistants:
Mrs. Savva


Mrs. Redman


Mr. Contreras


Welcome to Giraffes & Crocodiles! 
Early Years is your first step into an amazing learning journey through Brookside Academy.
This year will be full of lessons and fun activities helping to learn about Phonics and early reading, Math's and much, much more. A particular highlight will be a trip to Wookey Hole Caves in the summer term.
By Mrs. Cross
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Subjects Overview

Phonics Jargon Buster for Parents - Twinkl (please click here)

See how we understand our Emotions with 'The Colour Monster'

Information Sharing Sessions

⭐ 29th February 2024 - Early Years Curriculum Evening
⭐15th March 2024 - KS1 Open Sharing Afternoon
⭐ 6th June 2024 - Early Years Sharing Assembly

Key Dates

26th September 2023 - Flu Vaccinations for ALL Children
⭐28th September 2023 - Early Years Individual School Photos
⭐ 18th - 19th October 2023 - Autumn Parents Evening
⭐ 17th November 2023 - BBC Children in Need - Non Uniform Day
⭐ 8th December 2023 - Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
⭐ 12th December 2023 - Early Years Christmas Concert
⭐ 20th - 21st March 2024 - Spring Parents' Evening
⭐ 21st May 2024 - Early Years Class & Year Group Photos
⭐ 13th June 2024 - Sports Day
⭐ 1st - 5th July 2024 - Creative Week
⭐ 19th July 2024 - Reports out to Parents/Carers
⭐ 23rd July 2024 - 'Moving Up' Session
More 'Key Dates' to follow..


Wednesday mornings - sport with Mr Ball, Mr Perry & Miss Wicks.
Please bring P.E kit into school.
P.E kit is a red Brookside t-shirt, black shorts, trainers, black joggers/leggings and a sweatshirt/hoodie.

Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.

The children will also choose a new sharing book every Monday to enjoy at home with family.

Each term the children will bring home the phonics sounds they are learning to practise. 

Latest News:

For more news about what the Giraffes & Crocodiles have been doing in class click HERE