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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Part of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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Welcome to our EYFS Class!

We provide a warm and nurturing environment that is so important to a child's first experience of school. We have a spacious, welcoming and stimulating classroom, along with a wonderful and secure outdoor area in which to enhance the children's learning opportunities right across the curriculum.  




Class teacher: Miss Robinson

Support staff: Mrs Glancy, Mrs Manning and Mrs Mackay

Our new EYFS Classroom!! We have been loving our new classroom and all the amazing learning resources we have been provided with.

Important Days

PE Days - Monday (outside) and Wednesday (inside)

Children get off to a flying start in the early years. The curriculum is ambitious and delivered effectively by staff. Activities are well organised to excite children. Staff praise children often. Staff ensure that children use their play to develop their understanding of early reading and mathematics, and to nurture their physical development. 

- Ofsted Inspection report: 12–13 November 2019

EYFS Curriculum Documents


Long Term Plan

Common Exception words

Tricky Words

RE Learning Objectives

Reading and phonics

Reading and phonics are an important part of the Early Years Curriculum. The children will take home both a reading book and a initial sound book. These will be given over the first few weeks when the children begin to learn their phonics sounds. The reading book that the children will have to begin with is a picture book with questions for you to ask them. This is a really important first step for the children.

Floppy Phonics letter for parents and carers 

Floppy Phonics Guidance 

Floppy Phonics Alphabet Code

Sound Books

Over the first few weeks each child will be given their own ‘sound book’ that they will keep in their book bags. These books will be updated weekly as we learn each new sound, please continue to practice the sounds as we learn them at school.

Additional information

The presentation below is from a recent information evening held on Reading and Phonics for parents and carers.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any member of the Early Years teaching team if you have any further questions or suggestions. 

Reading & Phonics Presentation Phonics Glossary of Terms


We use Tapestry at St Mary’s to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education. 

Tapestry is an easy-to-use innovative, interactive online learning journal. This unique journal is shared online with parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress.

For more information on how to set up Tapestry please see this document

Home Learning


Other Useful websites

Reading- click on the link below

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ you will need to create a log in for access to free online books

Number games - click on the links below






Phonics games - click on the links below







Handwriting - click on the links below



Useful Apps

Type these into your search bar in the App Store on your tablet or phone and download:

  • Jolly Phonics Songs (also on YouTube)
  • Jolly Phonics Lessons
  • Meet Alphablocks
  • Meet the Numberblocks!
  • Read with Phonics Games

Religious Education - click on the link below

CAFOD website



Any home learning please upload to Tapestry