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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Mrs Maxey - Foundation Teacher

Summer Term (Foundation Stage)


The children have settled well into their final Summer term and this term looks set to be a busy and exciting one. As we explore Space and the Solar System and then Woodland Adventures for the last half term. We will be continuing to build upon good routines for the children to be heard read regularly at home and at school in both small guided reading groups and individually in the setting. Our aim this last term is to establish their independence and confidence in school ready for their transition into Year 1 in September. Please praise your child when you see them trying to do things for themselves, it is to be encouraged, even though sometimes it may take longer, it is better that we allow them to put their coats and shoes on for themselves. 


Reading with and to your child is probably the single most important thing you can do to ensure that they develop early reading skills - it should be fun and rewarding for both of you. Please ensure that your child changes their reading book regularly and that you find books to read to them too. 



WOW moment slips are in your child's Reading Record (please ask for more when you need them), and are an important way for you to share their progress with the team.  WOWs also offer an opportunity to stand up in front of the class and talk confidently about their achievements. Show and Tell items provide a similar opportunity and will always be shared at some point during the week. In Foundation Stage, children's oral skills are seen as vital precursors to reading and writing and these moments of celebration are a fantastic way of developing them.


School uniform, in fact all clothing, including shoes, needs to be named to help with children's independence and the team's sanity!


Don't forget that Friday afternoons are for book changing, but feel free to stay and browse through your child's work tray, chat to the teaching team or look at our displays.


If you want to know what learning looks like in Foundation Stage browse through the photos below, check us out on Twitter or just come in and see what we do, everyone is welcome whether you might have an odd afternoon to spare or can offer us regular help.




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This is what Foundation Stage looks like ...

Diary Notes


First Day of Summer Term Tuesday 23rd April

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Half Term Week Monday 27th May

INSET DAY - Friday 28th June

Last day of Summer Term Wednesday 24th July








Key Stage 1 Presentation Standard

Year 1 First Hundred High Frequency Words

Foundation Stage First 45 High Frequency Words

Foundation Stage Welcome Presentation

What is Phonics and How Can I Help My Child?