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Foundation Stage 1 Happy Home Learning

Can you sort and count the cutlery in your house into different sets? How did you do it? After your sorting and counting can you help your grown up by setting the table? You can continue carrying out this activity over the next few weeks during the festive period. Can you sort and count the cutlery in your house into different sets? How did you do it? After your sorting  and counting can you help your grown up’s by setting the table? You can continue carrying out this activity over the next few weeks during the festive period.

Foundation 2 Homework

Literacy – This week we have been learning about The Snowman by Raymond Briggs and we have made a list of all of the items/materials that you would need to make a snowman. You could practise making lists at home for things that the children do on a regular basis, e.g. what items do they need before they can start getting dressed, brush their teeth, eat their dinner, etc. This week we have been practising segmenting and blending with the phonic sounds that we already know and practising reading and writing VC and CVC words. Can you continue to practise reading and writing two and three letter words at home?

Numeracy -This week we have been learning about 3D shapes and the children have learnt what they look like and their names. Have a shape hunt at home. Can your child find anything that is a cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, pyramid or even a triangular prism?

Year 1 & 2 Homework

It’s time to get ‘Christmassy’ at home. Please read some Christmas stories and then write a Christmas story of your own. Remember to use adjectives and maybe you could include some of the spellings that you have been learning over the last few weeks.

Guided Reading Books

Could you please check to make sure that you have no guided reading books hiding in your child’s book bag or bedroom? Please return them to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible. Thank you

Class of the Week

Congratulations to the children in Mrs Stothard’s class who are ‘Class of the Week’ after achieving an attendance level of 98.2%

Christmas Performances

The children and staff have worked really hard preparing for our Christmas performances this year and we thank them for their tremendous efforts. We also thank our audience of parents, carers, family and friends who have taken the time to come and enjoy watching our super, talented children. Your feedback is always appreciated and we would love you to send an email or write a letter to school telling us what you thought. We will then share your comments with our Student Councillors who will pass on your feedback to all our children. The school email is

Carols at Christmas

Elim Christian Centre would love to invite you to a community carol concert in Silverbirch Children’s Centre, Flanderwell on Sunday 14th December from 3pm – 4pm. There will be traditional carols, an interactive children’s nativity play, refreshments and a special visitor from The North Pole with a free gift for every child. Everyone is welcome.


To find out everything you need to know about support for children and young people with special educational needs or disability and their families please visit or contact Paula Williams at or telephone 01709 334167.

Diary Dates

Christmas Party FS2, Y1 & Y2               Tuesday 16th December

Christmas Party FS1                             Wednesday 17th December

Father Christmas Visit                         Wednesday 17th December

Christmas Dinner                                  Thursday 18th December

School Closes for Christmas Holiday    Friday 19th at 2.30pm


Return to school                                   Monday 5th January

Year 2 at Multi Sport Day                    Friday 9th January (letter to follow)

Year 1 visit to Eureka                           Friday 23rd January (letter to follow)

School Closes February Half Term       Friday 13th February (usual time)

Inset Day                                             Monday 23rd February

Back to school                                      Tuesday 24th February