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 for a range of purposes using our knowledge of the phonic sounds and red words and write and answer addition number sentences as well as recalling some number bonds to 10. 

Cross-Curricular Theme




Religious Education

SEAL(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning) 



This week we have our school trip to Court Farm, on Monday. We will be leaving school at 9.10am and should be back before the end of the school day. Children can wear their ordinary clothes. They will need a packed lunch and plenty to drink in this glorious weather. Please ensure that they have a sun hat and have had suntan cream applied at home. They can bring extra suntan with them, and we will help them it. 

On Tuesday we have two visits from next year's reception children, one group before play and one after play. The children will have the opportunity to 'look after' one group of children, whilst during the other visit they will be taught in the meeting room. 

On Thursday we have our School 50th celebrations, including the art display which we encourage you to visit, after school, with your child. All children have a piece of art work on display. There will also be some photos showing the school being built and past pupils and teachers. All child should be dressed in 1960s fashions please, if possible. If your child is singing in Mr Bird's choir you should have received a letter inviting you to  come in to the hall at 2pm on Thursday, to hear your child singing. 

In literacy this week the children will have the opportunity to write about the visit to the farm. They will be encouraged to use exciting vocabulary, including adjectives in their work. We will continue to remind them to write in sentences using a capital letter and full stop.

In maths the children will be looking at numbers, noticing patterns as they move on from the number 20, up to 100 and beyond. 

Reading and phonics will continue as usual, although readers will be one day late this week due to the school trip. PE will be on Wednesday.

On Thursday the children will be learning about life in the 1960s. They will listen to music, watch children's programmes, look at fashion and cars, before completing a range of activities relating to the theme.

Reports will be sent home on Friday and this will inform you of the class that your child will be in next year, and who their teacher will be. If you have any concerns about your child's progress, following receipt of the report, please make an appointment to see your child's class teacher. 

Another full week at St Mary's School!

The Foundation Stage Team








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