St Mary's CE Primary School

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Meet the Teacher - Wednesday 14th October

Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation from the meeting.


 Welcome to Bluebell Class


We are enjoying getting to know our new classroom environment inside and out, our friends we are learning with and adults who help us in our bubble...


Term 2 - 'Let's Celebrate!'

Our School value is 'Curiosity'

Our Christian value is 'Trust'

Term 2 home learning grid


Our books for the term are: Billy and the Beast ebook by Nadia Shireen  


Week beginning 23.11.20 

Reception Phonics- learning new sounds sh, th, ch, ng

Y1 Phonics-  au, ey, a_e, e_e (split digraphs eg cake, fete)

Literacy (all)- writing (Y1), describing (Rec) a recount of our class party. "First we..., Then/ Next we..., Finally.."

Reception Maths- identifying circles and triangles, then spatial awareness.

Y1 Maths- comparing addition and subtraction, then 3D shape

Geography- What are the flags and national flowers of the countries within the UK? A focus on Wales and N. Ireland this week.


PE- Football skills and building core strength with Lynne Mondays and Tuesdays.

Art- printing using 2D and 3D shapes.

PSHE- Continuing 'Jigsaw', Celebrating Differences: Following on from Anti-Bullying Week. 

Music- Continuing our new unit, 'Rhythm in the way we walk.' Learning songs for our Nativity!

Home learning for the term:

Each term your child will bring home a home learning grid (you can also view this in the link above). We would like for your child to complete the coloured square activities, along with any 2 other activities. We would love to share and celebrate home learning, so please send things in via email, or in person if this is appropriate and possible to do so We will be sharing this on Thursdays. 



Please click on this link for this years Phonics Workshop, to help you with supporting your child's early reading at home.

Please turn your sound on to hear the accompanying notes.

Phonics Yearly Overview Year 1

Phonics Yearly Overview Reception


This term the Year 1 children will be bringing home spellings to learn each week. They will have an informal quiz on a Friday. The spellings will be a mix of 'tricky words' and words which contain the sounds of the week. 

How to help with spellings

Week 1 - 6.11.20

Week 2 - 13.11.20

Week 3 - 20.11.20



In order for your child build a love of reading, as well as the skills for reading, we ask that you support your child by hearing them read at least 5 times a week. Please make sure that you sign and date your child's reading record when this has taken place so that we can see what is being read and how frequently. If you need support with this then please ask.

We will hear your child read either in a guided group or individually every week, so please make sure their reading book and record are brought into school daily and put into their tray.



Here's a reminder of our current colour choices...

Red- Meat option

Green- Vegetarian

Yellow - jacket potato

Blue- Cheese Sandwich

Orange-Ham sandwich

Purple- Tuna sandwich

Packed Lunch from home is also an option


PE will continue to be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please come into school wearing full PE kits on these days and make sure that they are clearly labelled.

Here's a reminder of what you need to...

Light blue t-shirt, navy hoodie or jumper, navy shorts, navy jogging bottoms and trainers.

Library: - Currently closed 

Children are continuing to access a variety of books throughout the day. Take a look on the 'General Home Learning' tab or visit your local library if you wish to access even more books.


Helping at Home:

Don't forget that you can see all about our learning and our daily activities in school by checking your child’s ‘Interactive Learning Diary’ regularly and please do share your child’s learning at home on here too! We love to see the exciting learning experiences that take place out of school!


You may want to look at these links to help your child at home. They have some easy, exciting and practical activities to help with your child's learning. 


Early writing activities 

Helping you child with maths 

How to help with Spellings

Importance of Songs and Rhyme

Jolly Phonics Actions Sheet

Year 1 questions-for-reading-bookmark-question-cards 

Useful Phonics Websites

Educational Apps