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. 

Cross-Curricular Theme

Space - The Best Dress Ever (story)


Numeracy Sharing
Religious Education

SEAL(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning) 



Dear Parent/Carers

This week we will be continuing with our theme on space and aliens by reading an online story called 'The Best Dress Ever'. The story is about an alien who designs a dress and her friends give her helpful words of advice to make the dress even better. We are going to use the story to encourage the children to improve their own work and play throughout the week as well as to start giving each other helpful advice. We hope this will help them to be more reflective of themselves and each other and to support their growth mindset in all the different things they attempt to do. The children will also sequence and write about the story.
Phonics will continue as usual four times a week, with the children working in their differentiated groups.

The children will also have an opportunity to design their own dress / outfit and to reflect on them in order to improve them.

In Maths this week we will be building on from the doubling and halving we did last week to now practise sharing (dividing). There will be a range of practical activities for the children to complete - sharing pretend food, sharing cards when playing games and we will also encourage the children to start sharing pictorially as well. We were very impressed with how well the children could share between two groups to halve numbers and sharing is taking this one step further and sharing fairly between 3, 4, 5 groups etc. You could encourage your child to practise sharing by playing card or board games where they need to share out the pieces/cards, or by giving out the cutlery at dinnertime, or even sharing pieces of food between family members or pretend food with their toys. This online game is also good for practising sharing (choose the moveable items activities to start with).

Please remember to send the complete weeks’ worth of toast money in on Monday for us to collect. If you need any toast slips please ask any member of staff for some, or just write the details on the front of the envelope. Thanks. Also please complete the Court Farm school trip online payment and consent form ASAP as we need to know the trip can go ahead.

P.E and Forest Skills will be on Friday again this week.

Lemon Class do not have a TA on Monday or Tuesday all day, or Thursday and Friday afternoon this week so if any parents / grandparents have a spare hour or few hours and would like to come in and help during these times in particular, we and i'm sure your child would love to welcome you into class.

Don't forget that next week is a half term holiday, we can't believe how quickly this term has gone. We hope you have a lovely break with your children and we look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 3rd June. 

Thank you for your support.

The Foundation Stage Team.