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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 30th November


Mrs Bennett, Mrs Allen and Miss Smith are looking forward to this week as we will be getting ready to perform our Christmas dances in the Nativity Show. More details will be given to parents over the next few weeks!

*As Resilient Readers we will be reading the non-fiction book “Discovery Squad Dinosaurs”. We will be linking our learning to our role play which this week will be a Dinosaur Museum.

 *We will also be sharing a book with a grown up and talking about the setting, the characters and the story.

*We will be listening to The Nativity Story to help us get in role for our big acting day.

*As Wonderful Writers we will be using our phonic knowledge to help us label and write captions for our dinosaur paintings.

*We will be learning to write the letter t in our special cursive font.

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

*We will be counting and ordering numbers 1-15, we will also be thinking about combining 2 groups of numbers to find the total amount.

*We will be singing counting songs in Awesome Maths.

*As Amazing Artists we will be using our knowledge of dinosaurs and painting pictures of fossils to put into our role play.

*We will be using craft materials to make our own 3D dinosaur skeletons.

*In the outdoor area we will be looking for dinosaurs in the digging pit.  We will be building a giant dinosaur using the building blocks.  We will be using the bikes and scooters to help improve our co-ordination.

* As Awesome Athletes we will be doing P.E. with Mr Todd and Mr Hammond in the hall. We will be learning the dance moves to our Christmas dances ready for our special performances in December.

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Please remember to stand well back, away from the classroom doors and staff, in the mornings and at pick up time. If you need to speak to the class teacher  email the office office@Trimley.net before 8:30 in the morning with any messages or hometime arrangements as we cannot take messages on the door. Thank you for your support with this during these tricky times.

Please remember to bring your P.E. kit back to school for tomorrow as we will be getting changed for our dance lessons.

It was great to see so many reading challenge slips being handed in to  us today – keep up the great work!

Many thanks for your continued support.

Please remember to send your child to school with  a coat on cold days, as we will be using the outdoor area as much as possible. Many Thanks.

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

  • Count reliably from 1-10.
  • Place numbers 1-10 in order.
  • Say which number is 1 more or one less than a given number (1-20).
  • Begin to use vocabulary involved with numbers and counting forward and back.

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

  • Name and recognise 2d 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…..

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

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