St Mary's CE Primary School

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 Welcome to Bluebell Class


Welcome to new Bluebells, and welcome back to those of you we have not seen in a while!

We have enjoyed 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 1 - I am special

Our School value is 'Community'.

Our Christian value is 'Thankfulness'.

Term 1 Home Learning grid.


Our book for the start of term is: Here We Are By Oliver Jeffers 9780008266165 (Hardback)

Week beginning 7.9.20

The Reception children have settled very well and the new routines are quickly being picked up by everyone. They have been exploring our new surroundings, building relationships with others, getting to know each other and showing us what they can do. 

The Year 1's have been learning about what nouns and adjectives are and how these help us to talk about the world around us. They have also looked at parts of the human body and thought about how different situations make us feel. 

We have all been part of creating our Bluebell community tree, reminding us that we are there for each other and will help and look after one another. After a mindfulness activity, we created a little star that will help to remind us to be proud of our achievements and to keep trying when things are more challenging. 


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. 



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.

Term 1 reading challenge...coming soon.



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

Red- Meat option

Green- Vegetarian

Yellow - jacket potato (currently unavailable)

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.



We are getting to know what sounds the children know so that we can move our learning forward. We continue to have daily phonics sessions.

Phonics Yearly Overview Year 1 - Coming soon

Phonics Yearly Overview Reception - Coming soon



After half 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 spelling sounds of the week. 

How to help with spellings


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