Blue Class


In Blue class we have nine children ranging from year one to year three. We work hard on our phonics and maths skills every day alongside lots of other curricular learning such as science, art, music, PSHE, PE and much more.

We work on our attention and listening skills through Attention Autism ‘Bucket’ sessions. Blue class have got so brilliant at watching the various stages and resisting the urge to touch the resources! They love taking part in the stage three activity when invited by the adult.

Alongside our curricular learning, we have lots of opportunities to play! Our social skills are always developing along with our ability to turn-take and share resources. We love messy play, encouraging children to step out of their comfort zone to explore new textures and sensory experiences.


Our Staff

Gemma Eades
I am the class teacher in Blue Class. I have taught at The Mendip School for four years across Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Early Years. I absolutely love my job and believe making every day fun with lots of continuous provision and play-based learning makes school memorable and promotes a love for learning. The most important thing for me, is that my class love school and look forward to coming in each day. In my free time, I enjoy camping, arts and crafts like scrapbooking, and making house and garden renovations!
Amy Edwards
I am a Teaching Assistant in Blue Class. I joined The Mendip School in February 2020 and I love my job. I have nearly ten years experience of working with children and 8 of those have been spent in Early Years. I have a BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies, Care and Education. I am a big believer of play being key to children learning. In my free time I enjoy going on long walks and exploring with my dog, reading and being creative.
Georgia Short
I am a teaching assistant in Blue Class. I started this January – I absolutely love working at The Mendip School, it’s so fulfilling and every day is different. I believe outdoor learning is important and children learn a lot from their outside surroundings. I have five years experience of working with children with SEN, which is my passion.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and making new memories.

Blue class Term 5

Blue class have been learning all about plants this term! We have explored the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ through Talk for Writing, enjoying lots of multisensory approaches to learn the story, acting as teacher to recite the story and then looking at different ways we can innovate the text to make it our own. Leading on from this, in Science we have been exploring the different parts of plants and what plants need to survive. We have planted cress heads, watching our green hair grow! We also planted sunflowers and Beans in a Bag which we have re-potted into soil to watch them grow talk like a beanstalk! We have recorded our bean’s growth observations in diary form, using visuals of the bean life cycle to identify at which stage our beans are at and composing sentences to describe them. In maths, we have been learning all about money. We have learnt to recognise the different coins and notes, recall their value and some have gone on to add values together to find totals. We have enjoyed lots of shop, cafe and garden centre role play through ‘In the Moment Planning’ to explore using money in real life contexts.

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