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Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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EYFS Starfish and Hermit Crabs

Meet the EYFS Team

Summer  2024

Our topic is: Really Wild



Summary of Learning

This week we have been learning all about dinosaurs. We know a lot about the Tyrannosaurus Rex already and we wrote facts about them. We did a cutting and sticking dino jigsaw, coloured dinosaurs, painted with dinosaur feet and made our own dinosaur park. We also loved the dinosaur play areas and the dinosaur water slide!


Wednesday was our sports day which we all enjoyed taking part in. We liked watching pre-school, seeing our parents in school and also having an ice lolly and getting a medal! 

We would like to say thank you to all the parents and carers for coming. 


In Phonics we have been learning some new graphemes. 

wh as in when, ph as in phone, ew as in crew and oe as in toe

We have been trying hard to spot these graphemes in words we read and to write words with these graphemes in. 


In Maths we have been revisiting counting teen numbers. We have practised organising the items in tens frames as we count and then counting on from ten rather than starting at one each time. We also looked again at ways to make ten.

 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5 6+4, 7+3, 8+2, 9+1

We are good at using the part whole model to show ways to make ten. 


Learning at home


Reading - We have sent home a new phonics book and a new library book for you to share at home. 

Please read every day and record in your child’s reading record and return to school each day.

We expect at least four comments in your child’s reading record each week please.

Books are changed in school once a week. Please supplement your child’s reading experiences at home.


Phonics - please revise any sounds your child does not know. 

If possible go over any of the new sounds we have looked at over the last 2 weeks. 

ay ou ie ea oy ir ue aw

wh ph ew oe


Maths - Choose a small number of items to count. (beads, pasta, toys, raisins etc) From 10-20

Count the items - lie them in a row to help or into a group of ten and ones. 

Practice counting on from 10-     10, 11, 12, 13, 14…etc

Most of all have fun!



Thank you! The EYFS Team





EYFS Sports Day

Please find a space in the spectators area and bring a picnic blanket to sit on.

Please ensure your child has a P.E. Kit in school- this should include a plain T-Shirt in their house colour. 

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle, jumper/cardigan, waterproof coat and book bag to school every day.

If it is sunny, please also pack a sun hat and apply sun cream at home.

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