Welcome to Trimley St Mary Primary School 01394 284130 office@trimley.net

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 12th April 2021


Mrs Bennett, Mrs Allen and Miss Smith would like to welcome you all back to school and hope you all had a relaxing Easter break.

We will be spending 2 weeks looking at the story of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, to finish off our topic on Amazing Animals.


As Resilient Readers we will be reading the story of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in class everyday.



*We will be learning some actions to help us remember the story and the how to sequence the main events.


*We will share a story at the end of each day with a focus on minibeasts and Spring.


*Read a non-fiction book about plants and find out all about how they grow.


*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?

*Share a reading book with my teacher, use my phonics to help me read and talk about the book I have read.


As Wonderful Writers we will:-

*Continue to practise our cursive font, to write our names and each letter of the alphabet, along with numbers to 10.

*Order a sentence, thinking about capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

*Use our phonic knowledge to help us write a sentence about a picture from the story The Hungry Caterpillar.

*MC Grammar will help us with our learning.  We love singing along to his raps!  

MC Grammar – Tricky word song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0pYzorUy90





* As Marvellous Mathematicians we will be recapping some of our maths knowledge and finding out which numbers we can remember.

*We will be using cubes to help us measure different caterpillars and using vocabulary linked to measure – long, short, longer, shorter.



*We will be re-visiting ordering our numbers to 20 this week. 


*We will be watching Numberblocks on Cbeebies. 




*We will be singing counting songs in Awesome Maths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0IcnAfAO3M – Hungry Caterpillar Counting song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ZCw9cUEq0 – Five Little Caterpillar

*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 hungry caterpillars. 

*We will be listening to songs about planting in the garden and learning about how long a beat lasts.

*In the outdoor area we will be looking for tiny caterpillars in the sand pit and using our fine motor skills to pick them up.

*We will be using our NEW maths investigation station to help make our own salt dough!

*We will continue to observe the frogspawn to see how it changes over the next few days.

*We will be going on a Spring walk around the school grounds to look at seasonal changes.

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

Why not look at these other links too.

Caterpillar theme Songs- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRPJ3FhYBw The Very Hungry Caterpillar song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xyXB8_BetQ Bug ‘N’ Roll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ASPHuvFTHU Hungry Caterpillar- The Learning Station

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7yJS59jNQ I am a Little Caterpillar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caBB1ornMX0 There’s a Tiny Caterpillar song


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Early Years Bulletin Board

News Flash!

Check this page regularly for Early Years updates.

P.E. Kit.

Please make sure you have your P.E. kits in school as we will be changing for P.E. over the summer term.  Long hair needs to be tied up and earrings should be removed on P.E days (Tuesday).

Speech Link Parent portal 

We have been fortunate enough to be granted access for parents to make use of the Speech Link Parent Portal information site until the end of term. The aim is to help promote speech and associated communication skills such as listening so children make progress in all areas of their life.

To access the portal click on https://speechandlanguage.info/parents


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 you’re unable to find your laminated card.

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)!