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?

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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Chinese New Year continued!

We’ve been continuing our learning about Chinese New Year this week. The children had a Chinese banquet on Tuesday, they tried lots of different foods and had a go at using chop sticks! Be sure to check out the video on

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Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. The children have been finding out about how people celebrate​ and have had a go at making their own lanterns and red envelopes. We have also been retelling the story of

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Reading for pleasure

Watch a bedtime story!

Enjoy a bedtime story with Mrs Johnston!