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Mrs Maxey - Foundation

Welcome to the Summer Term 2024

Welcome to the Summer Term to everyone in Foundation, children and their families.


We hope to continue with the super progress that the children have made since starting school with our brand new themes for the Summer Term of London and Transport.  Please see the attached Newsletter below for a more detailed breakdown of the areas of learning we intend to cover.


Important Information

Every week PE lessons are on a Wednesday, please can your child arrive at school already dressed in their PE kit. They will need to wear trainers, black joggers or black PE shorts, a red Archbishop Cranmer PE T-Shirt and a school cardigan or jumper. 


In Foundation we have a fabulous team of Teaching Partners who help to support the children in their academic studies and provide pastoral support too ! They are truly wonderful and we are very lucky. We have a superb team of amazing teaching partners, including Miss Young and Miss Maule. Miss Young and Miss Maule confidently cover the class on Thursdays and Wednesday afternoons. 


Every day your child will need to arrive at school with a named water bottle, already filled with water and a warm waterproof coat as no one can predict the British weather ! On the more autumnal and wintery days please can you ensure that your child arrives at school with gloves and hat and a cosy warm winter coat. Now that we are entering the Summer months, on hot days please can ensure that your child arrives at school with their sun cream already applied and a sun hat for break times. 


Please can you provide a pair of named wellington boots in a carrier bag, which can be placed on your child's peg. We often do outdoor learning and having wellington boots in school will mean that your child will be able to keep their shoes clean and tidy for moving around indoors.


Reading Books will be changed and given out on Fridays. We recommend that you establish great reading habits and try to hear your child read at least three times a week. Your child will have their books changed every Friday, ready for the weekend.  Please write in their reading diaries to show that you have heard your child read. This will ensure that your child will receive a reading reward at the end of each half term. Thank you to all parents for your support in hearing your child read, it has made the biggest educational difference to your child's future success.


 Please can your child always have a waterproof school coat for their school day in school. In the Summer term your child will always need to have a named water bottle and on hot days arrive at school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. Thanks for your assistance with this.


Seesaw Online Learning Journal will be an excellent digital portal for you as parents this year to share any learning or experiences your child has at home. We too will be sharing information with you and your family some of the exciting things we get up to in the school day. A letter detailing how to access Seesaw on your ipad, tablet or mobile device will be sent home in the first week of school. 


We are all really looking forward to working with your children this year and seeing them all flourish in their own unique ways. 


Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns at any time and we will do our best to assist you in whatever way we can. 

Mrs Maxey

Seesaw - Online Learning Platform- Parent Partnership



This online learning journal will be an excellent way of working in partnership with school for the education of your child. We will be sharing the learning that takes place in the school day and hopefully capturing some of those magic moments in EYFS for you to celebrate at home with your child. We would also recommend parents upload proud learning moments at home, or special family events, awards or discoveries of the natural world. This will be a great talking tool with the class during school hours. This year we ask for no show and tell to be brought into school, instead Show and Tell will be online, so please upload any photos you would like your child to share with their class to their online journal. Please can you ensure that you fill in the Seesaw consent forms and adhere to the rules surrounding using Seesaw too. 

Diary Notes

First Day of the Summer Term 1 - Monday 15th April

Themed Week- Outdoor Learning- Robin Hood - Two Week Block 15th April - -26th April

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

HALF TERM Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May

First Day of Summer Term 2 - Monday 3rd June 

Fables and Fairies Drama Workshop - Monday 10th June 

Little City Role Play - School Hall -Friday 14th June

Potted Sports Key Stage 1 and Foundation- TBC - provisional date - Tuesday 18th June

Sports Day - provisional date- Wednesday 19th June

Reports Out - Tuesday 16th July 

End of Summer Term Tuesday 23rd July 









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