St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to the Foundation Stage 

In the Early Years we have two classes:

Lemon and Lime

Our web page shows what we are learning.


In class we are learning... about 'Space' through stories and information books and to complete addition sums through a range of strategies.


Cross-Curricular Theme

Space - Time Peake reading story of Goodnight Spaceman

ICT Using


Religious Education

SEAL(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning) 

Going For Goals


Dear Parents/Carers

This week we are continuing the theme of space. The children are really enjoying the topic and  many of them are able to recall lots of facts about space.

In LIteracy this week we will be watching the story of Goodnight Spaceman. The story will be read by Tim Peake, the astronaut who was living in the space station last year. The children will discuss the story and answer questions about the text. We will also watch a powerpoint about Tim Peake’s visit to the space station, and then the children will write questions to Tim Peake to find out more about his experience.

The children have now been divided in to four groups for their daily phonic session, to be lead by Mrs Lane/Mrs Rigarlsford, Mrs Doyle/Mrs Timms, Mrs Stone/Mrs Higgs, Mrs Shuttleworth/Mrs Stone. Some children will move on to the next set of sounds, whilst others will recap on the sounds that they are not yet secure with. For all children there will be opportunities to practise blending sounds to read simple words and opportunities to learn the keywords on the apple, frog and, when ready, the butterfly.

In Numeracy this week we are learning to recognise, name and describe the characteristics of 3d shapes. The children will be printing with the shapes to identify the faces, making 3d shapes from Clixi, playdoh and straws, playing 3d lotto and finding shapes in our school environment. Please talk to your child about 3d shapes (spheres, cuboids, cubes, cylinders, cones, pyramids and triangular prisms) and look for them around your home.

Interventions will continue, there will be a group to support the children who are not yet secure with numbers to 10, and another group, Time To Talk, to encourage children to listen, take turns and follow instructions. Speech and Language Therapy will continue as usual.

We do hope that you have all signed up for an appointment for Parents Evening, when you will have the opportunity to see your child’s work and discuss their progress and behaviour.




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