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... to write simple sentences using our phonic knowledge and to say the number that is one more and one less than a number to 10/20.


Cross-Curricular Theme


ICT Using


Religious Education Easter

SEAL(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning) 

Good to be me


We will begin the week by talking about why and how people celebrate Easter. We would love to hear about your family traditions and it would be really helpful if you could talk to your child about how you celebrate, whether this is attending a church service, getting together with family, having a special meal, giving and receiving Easter Eggs or doing Easter Egg hunts etc. It is lovely for the children to share some of the things they do with their family and to recognise that each family is special and unique. Encouraging this discussion is a great way to support them with the 'People and Communities' aspects of the curriculum and we will also give them the opportunity to talk and write about their Easter break with they return to school in Term 5. We will read the Easter Story from The Children's Bible and the children will then use their knowledge of phonics and Red Words to write about The Easter Story. There will be lots of opportunities for creative Easter activities too. On Monday we will watch the Y3/4 performance of 'Three Trees' and on Wednesday we will take part in the charity Easter Egg hunt around the school grounds. 

In numeracy we are focusing on recognising and sequencing numbers through a range of classroom activities and games, including games on the laptops. We have assessed the children's current knowledge in the last few days and will support them next week with learning numbers to 10, 20 or up to 100.  Please help your child to practise at home and around the local environment - spotting house numbers, numbers on car registrations, prices in shops etc. 

The children will continue working in their phonic groups, where they will practise blending to read simple words and sentences, and, when ready, learn new sounds. These sessions will take place four times a week.

Intervention groups will continue this week supporting children, when necessary, to develop their listening and attention skills and also their number work skills.


On Thursday you are welcome to come to our Easter Service at 9am in St Mary's Church. 

Friday is an INSET day, we hope you all have a lovely Easter Break. 

The Foundation Stage Team

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link:  @stmarysyatepri 

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