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Welcome to Summer 1


We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and are all keeping safe and well. Our main focus for this half term is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” However, as always we will use the children's interests as the starting point for our planning and activities. We would also like to welcome any ideas from you as parents of your child's interests and activities they have done that we can build upon these.

Please remember our voluntary toy fund is 50p a week or £2.50 for this half term.

Please send in all family observations via evidence me  


Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Priestman, Miss Wallace, Mrs Peart and Miss Sheeran







Class Saint 


Our class Saint is St Mary Mother of God.


Our class Saint is St Mary.

We will continue to ask Mary to pray for us and look after our families


Summer 1

Class Text






  • Easter “Alleluia”
  • Pentecost







  • Story Focus –The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Phonics bug: Unit E From Seed to Sandwich
  • Blending and segmenting CVC words e.g. mat, pan, tap
  • Recognising initial sounds
  • Rhyme of the week – mini beasts





  • Shape – recognising and naming 2D shapes (introduce 3D)
  • Problem solving (practically adding and taking away)
  • Writing numbers
  • Measuring (length, weight, height) – focusing on vocabulary




  • Painting and drawing mini beasts
  • Making mini beasts from junk modelling, clay, play dough
  • Printing with fruit





Understanding the World

  • Mini beasts
  • Life cycles (butterfly/frogs
  • Caring for living things                                         ​​​​​​​





Homework/Reading Expectations



Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (school policy) 





  • Being healthy including eating healthy foods
  • P.E. Skills this ½ term– ball skills/team games
  • PE is on Tuesday and Friday


Please make sure PE kits are in school and clothes are clearly labelled with your child’s name.




This term we will be focusing on Dreams and Goals.


We will think about what a challenge is and what we can do to overcome these challenges. We will also think about what we might like to do when we are older.



Magic Moments


Please continue to complete "Magic Moments" when you feel that your child has learnt anything new as this will allow us to provide next steps in their learning. These can be submitted via evidence me.


Class Target


Our class target this ½ term is…


I can get myself dressed and undressed.

Please encourage this at home


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.


10/5/22 Trip to Tunstall Park

6/5/22 Nursery celebration assembly 2.30 pm


Please see the school website / calendar for further information.




Things to do before you are six

Muddy Monday


The children had a great morning finding the biggest tree and the biggest branch. We compared the branches to find out who had found the biggest branch. The children then had great fun running, and rolling, down the bank! We saw lots on our Muddy Monday walk, we even saw a kestrel! In the afternoon the children had fun to see who could blow the biggest bubble. 

The children in the nursery class had a wonderful time exploring the snow. The sledge was a great hit with everyone! 

Visit to Lower Drayton Farm to see Santa 

On Tuesday 30th November all of the children in the Foundation Stage went to visit Santa. We had a super busy day - seeing Santa, playing in the snow, visiting the farm animals and playing in the soft play area. 



Christmas Lunch 2021

On Tuesday 14th December, the Nursery class enjoyed their first of many St Marys Christmas Dinners

Nativity 2021

Ho Ho Ho....!