We believe that every child has the right to experience an outstanding Early Years education.

We believe that every child has the right to experience an outstanding Early Years education.

Engaging and rich EYFS experiences on the Isle of Sheppey.

At Thistle Hill, our children are excited and motivated to engage in rich and challenging experiences, both inside and outside of their classroom. We have high ambitions for all of our children, with staff planning carefully to meet each child’s needs and stage of development, ensuring our children get off to a great start in their education. Child initiated play based learning is at the heart of our practice. We carefully plan for opportunities, activities and experiences that develop all of our children into independent, resilient and confident learners.​

We love to learn in different ways; big and small, inside and outside and always with fun!

Our weekly wows!

What have we been learning about this week?

EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy had a visit from the Fire Service

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

This week Reception had a visit from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service. The firefighters talked to the children about how they can keep safe if there is a fire, like listening for a smoke alarm, leaving the house and

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EYFS at Thistle Hill Academy

Into the Woods

This term our topic is ‘Into the Woods’ and the first story we are learning about is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We transformed our role play areas into the cottage from the story and the children have already been busy retelling

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Art attack at Thistle Hill Academy

Junk modelling robots!

This week as part of our ‘Art Attack’ topic, the children explored the work of differently abled artists and they had a go at trying to paint blindfolded or with using the paintbrushes in their mouths! This helped the children to understand and

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Reading for pleasure

Watch a bedtime story!

Enjoy a bedtime story with Mrs Johnston!