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EYFS Home Learning


Each week (on a Monday) we will be posting a weekly overview of the tasks.

To access the weekly overview click on 

Weekly overview week 7 (22nd Feb)

 The full details of each task will be available on your Tapestry account.

This will be made up of a daily phonics activity, a daily maths activity and a topic activity set on Purple Mash. Please use Tapestry to post picture, videos or photographs of your child’s completed work.  Please make sure you check Tapestry regularly as we will also be posting a “word of the day” and some story times. For additional ideas please also see other activities on this year group page.

We will be marking and responding to work sent to us: however this will only happen during school hours. Work posted after 3:30 will be checked and marked the following day.  Please note some of the activities on Purple Mash cannot be saved but we can still see if you have completed them.

If you have any difficulties please contact us either on Tapestry or by emailing on office@trimley.net

As of Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will be teaching children remotely unless they are classed as children of a keyworker or those deemed vunerable/ disadvantaged.

In terms of remote learning we will be using Tapestry and Purple Mash to send children work or for work to be sent to us. It is important that your child is able to access Purple Mash. Please remember all the lessons we did on online safety back in September (see the slide further down this page) to make sure you are staying safe when on the internet.

You can access our Purple Mash school login page here: Purple Mash by 2Simple

You may like to check out these additional resources too….

Why not get moving with Mr Moss and Mr Todd! 

Week 3 Moving with Mr Moss – https://youtu.be/g04WisDFE4c

Train with Mr.Todd – Football challenge – https://youtu.be/pklOqkw75zw

Week 2 Moving with Mr Moss-  https://youtu.be/KP2NdxUp8Jk

Week 1 Mr Todd’s challenge  –  https://youtu.be/0kLt4F92HoU 

Week 1 Moving with Mr Moss– https://youtu.be/ENExLjpSK7k


Counting Songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZw9veQ76fo Five Little Ducks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6xc1bnC_0 Ten Little Owls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Ajq682yrA  – Number song 1 – 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RfIKqkvHTY  – Let’s count up to ten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-cfDsHCGA Counting 1 – 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALUdbsJ0_Js Count to 10 and back again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU Shapes song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCIll_Q63Wg – Learn to count to 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka9zbPcqXBI– Greater than, less than song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y The Big Numbers song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGL7xYEVeaY – Count to 10 with our friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=0VLxWIHRD4E – Let’s count to 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs – Counting by 10’s song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNw1SSz18Gg How many fingers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS60rraBhz4 The Counting Down from 20 song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0K2_RoxCXk The 100 dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM – UK coins explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzAU3u06Ps – Money song for children


Percy The Park Keeper ldeas and Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_9gFQ8PmzI Come Outside – Hedgehogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudHav8digY British Birdsong Montage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Bv6hchrg0 – British Wildlife in Winter BBC Teach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asGbIY3MTqo Happy Hedgehog song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bne3Ix_tJL8 Incy Wincy Spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRjsyzbvqsc Hop Little Bunnies song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik8GS-6ur1o Four Little Foxes Playing in the Woods

This week we are reading the story of 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7nY4577_SMPercy the Park keeper – The Treasure Hunt by Nick Butterworth

You might also like to read/ watch…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icw9oEWDm4E – Percy the Park Keeper- One Springy Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFpeIi-YAnM – Fairtrade video


We are very aware that children are not able to change their Reading Books in school at the moment.  The Oxford Owl website


offers a large range of books that you can access.  Click on Oxford Owl Resources Instructions to find out how to use the website for free.

Choose a book you want to read. You might want to upload a video of you reading a book onto Tapestry – we would love to see how you are getting on.

Useful links…….





https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4kmn – BBC Early Years Resources





https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ White Rose Maths – activities and videos




https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/ Letters and Sounds live lessons for phonics teaching. 




Class Information

Reception Egyptians

Mon and Tues: Mrs Allen

Weds, Thurs, Fri:

Mrs Bennett

Reception Stone-Age 

Miss Smith

Teaching Assistants

Miss Taylor

           Mrs Newell

Miss Hicks

           Miss Lewis

PE for both classes will take place on a Tuesday. 

Keep up to date with learning and upcoming events by using the  Marvellous Me App.

Welcome to EYFS.

 Week beginning Monday 5th January 2021


Mrs Bennett, Mrs Allen and Miss Smith are looking forward to starting the Spring Term with the children in EYFS.

We will start our exciting new topic Prickly Plants and Amazing Animals. 

As Resilient Readers we will:–

Remember to complete the Reading Challenge – we challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!  Complete and return your Reading Challenge slip every Monday!

Read a variety of stories about Plants and Animals and the New Year.




Read a non-fiction book about animals that live in a cold environment, for example polar bears, penguins or seals.

Answer a variety of questions about the texts to show our understanding, and to show off what we’ve learnt.

Look carefully at the pictures to find out more….use sentences stems like I can see, Look at the, I wonder why?


As Wonderful Writers we will:-

*Continue to practise our cursive font, to write our names and each letter of the alphabet.

*Write labels for pictures of animals that live in cold places.

*Draw a picture and write a sentence about a gift, a meal or an exciting time over the Christmas holidays.

*Write sentences with CL at the beginning and FS at the end to respond to our BIG question – Would you rather ….. live in a cold place or a hot place?

*Remember information about animals that live in cold places and use them in our independent work.

*MC Grammar will help us with our learning.  We love singing along to his raps!  We will make sure that all our sentences start with CLs and end with a full stop. Why not sing along with another one of his awesome raps?




* As Marvellous Mathematicians we will be watching Numberblocks on Cbeebies. 


*We will be singing counting songs in Awesome Maths.





*Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards.  Count and exercise by clicking on the link below!


*Why not visit these websites to play some maths games.






*As Amazing Artists we will be using the craft area to make our own pictures, collages and models.

*In the outdoor area we will be using the climbing frame to improve our co-ordination.  We will be using our imagination to play with some BIG cardboard boxes……what will they become?  

* As Awesome Athletes we will be doing P.E. with Mr Todd and Mr Hammond in the hall. We will be taking part in team games and learning some new skills.

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Early Years Bulletin Board

News Flash!

Check this page regularly for Early Years updates.

 As we restart the Spring Term we will be having as much P.E. outside as possible. Please make sure your child has a pair of tracksuit trousers and trainers with them. Please make sure P.E bags are in school all week, as due to timetable changes we will be having an additional session each week.


Please make sure you check Parentmail for regular updates regarding school procedures. As you know we can’t take messages on the door so please continue to email us on the office@trimley.net  email address before 8:30 with any messages you may have.

Remember that ALL children have a purple mash login code in the back of their reading diaries if your are unable to find your laminated card.

Please remember to stay safe while you are using the internet. Here are some reminders we shared with the children in the Autumn Term.


Many thanks for your continued support.

Parent Helpers Wanted!

At present, Parent Helpers will not be able to come into school.  However, when this changes we will let you know, as in the past …. 

Parent Helpers Welcome! We welcome parents into school, to help our children to improve their reading skills.  If you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know.  We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning.  We would love you to come and join us!  Tea and coffee provided too!

Learning at Home


We love to share  your child’s learning with you on Tapestry.. We also like to see any learning you do at home. This app is able to be purchased through the app store and can be used on most smartphones and tablet devices. You can also access Tapestry through your web brower on the computer. Please do not share photos from Tapestry on social media. If you have any questions about Tapestry please come and speak to Mrs Bennett, Mrs Allen or Miss Smith

Reading Challenge
Image result for bookworm reading a book clipart Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!  Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office.   An Early Years class has never topped the leader board!  We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge.  Class Prizes available too.  Come on EYFS let’s keep reading!

The Language of BAD

(Bad is good!)

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We want to be challenged at Trimley St Mary.

We have been using the language of BAD to extend our learning.  We have been taking on challenges to show if we are brave, (paddling) adventurous (snorkeling) or daring (diving)!


In the Spring term we will develop our number knowledge and introduce numbers 1-20. Children need to be able to …

  • Count reliably from 1-20.
  • Place numbers 1-20 in order.
  • Say which number is 1 more or one less than a given number (1-20).
  • Begin to use vocabulary involved with addition and subtraction.

Along with number knowledge children also need to be able to:

  • Name and recognise 2d shapes and some common 3D shapes.
  • Describe the position of themselves using words such as ‘next to’ and ‘behind’.
  • Order items based on their height, length, weight or capacity.
  • Use objects to create patterns and build models.
  • Use vocabulary related to time and money.

We love singing our counting songs here are some links to some so you can sing them at home:







As phenomenal phonics experts we will be learning the Phase 2 and 3 sounds. Below is a list of the phonemes with the rhymes we learn for them. Lots more details to follow in the first few weeks of term.


Phase 2 Phase 3
Set 1 s – the snake slides and slithers

a – Alphie asks for apples

t – tap the tall tower

p – peek at the parrot

j – Jane jumps for joy

v – the vulture veers over valleys.

w – watch the worm wiggle.

x- the excited fox exercises.

Set 2 i – imagine itchy insects

n – Ned is near the net.

m – man marches on the mountain

d – don’t disturb the dinosaur

y – yank the yellow yo-yo

z– zip the zig-zag zip

zz –

qu – the queen is quite quiet.

Set 3 g – the growing girl giggles

o – the octopus observes olives.

c – the curly caterpillar crawls.

k – the kangaroo keeps kicking

sh- Sherry shines shoes

ch – Chipmunk has the cheese

th – Theo has a thimble on his thumb

ng – bring the king the ring

Set 4 ck – tick tock goes the clock

e – every elephant enters

u – the upside down umbrella is unusual

r – the rapid rabbit races.

ai – train in the rain

ee – see the tree

oo – zoom to the moon

oo – look at a book

Set 5 h – the happy horse hops.

b – the boy bats balls.

f – the floppy flower falls.

ff – with a huff and a puff

oa – goat in a boat

ar – start the car

or – corn for the horse

igh – bright light

Set 6 l – the long leg leaps.

ll – ball on a hill

ss – a hiss and a kiss

ur – nurse with a purse

ow (cow) – brown cow

oi – little voice, big voice

ear – near and dear

Set 7 N/A er – bigger batter

air – she blows air on her hair

ure – sure cure

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Tricky words we have learnt our…..

I no the to go into he she we me be you are her was all they my like said  have

Phase 2 Tricky Word Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Phase 3 Tricky Word Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY