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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Foundation 2019-20

2020 Lockdown Class

Transition template - this is an editable word document that can be sent via email .

EYFS Class Virtual Sports Day July 2020

Start and Finish Times for WB: 29th June AND 6th July 2020

9:30am - 12:15pm = Foundation 

Same groups and same days as agreed with Mrs Willsher

Hello Everyone,


Update on Outdoor Learning at HFS


In the early morning hours, long before anyone was up, Mr Fyfe and his wife recorded the dawn chorus (yes, the birds have their own choir smiley) in the HFS nature area.  Mr Fyfe has kindly cleared the whole area to welcome wildlife to HFS and to welcome you when you return to school.  As we enter a new month, there will be changes to spot in your garden and local area.  Please open the link below to watch the video clip from the RSPB about small creatures.  Please let me know if you have anything to report on the class email account.  Use the title 'Report for Mrs Lonergan' and your teachers will pass it to me.  Remember that your parents need to be responsible for emails sent to your teachers.

Thanks!  I can't wait to hear from you!


Mrs Lonergan

Outdoor Learning Lead




Superworm! Read aloud children's book

Children's book read aloud. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Naughty Bus

Naughty Bus was developed as a school resource to inspire children in all aspects of the curriculum, especially literacy, geography and in their own short vi...


This great book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is loved by primary aged pupils. It covers all sorts of areas, progressing thr...

Mrs Buet would like to challenge you all to make her chocolate chip cokies and send a picture to your class teacher!

Download the recipe above, get your adult helper ready, wash your hands and away you go. Don't forget to send Mrs Willsher a picture of your cookies.




(P.S We would prefer an actual cookie, but a photo will do for now )

Princess Mirror Belle and the Dragon Pox, Written by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

A story about a a little girl and her princess friend from another land.

School Theme of Water to celebrate World Ocean Day - EYFS enjoyed the story of Snail and the Whale and learnt about the whale tool

Important letter to all Foundation Parents (emailed to you too)

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. Children's read-aloud story with illustrations.

The sea snail slithered all over the rock and gazed at the sea and the ships in the Dock. And as she gazed and sniffed and sighed. "The sea is deep and the w...

W/B: 8th June 20

Times for those coming into school are: 9:30 - 11:30am

Nature Theme Week - Our Home Learning examples , so many fabulous pieces it was tricky to select them.

📚📚📚The library have released their Summer Reading Challenge. Please follow the link below to access this wonderful reading activity!📚📚📚

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Classroom layout

FYI - Don't forget your Essex Libraries- available Online.

Free access to online resources like Encyclopedia Britannica (including kids edition).

If you don't have a library card you can join your local library free online.


Click on the link for more information:

Please note that the school have purchased a subscription for White Rose Maths Hub, please do not pay for an individual home licence. 


Check out the following Website for some sporting activities to do with your children. It is updated weekly and is a great fun sporting resource.


VE Day celebrations with Foundation Class

Week ending Friday 1st May. Our work on the theme of Supertato

Our class army of Superveggies and Fruits

Alternative download versions of Supertato resources

Home Learning for last week - beginning 20th April . Thank you parents for sharing all the lovely experiences with us.

Easter Craft Fun - thank you for all the entries received so far, please continue to forward if you can send via email .


Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.

EYFS Timetable week beginning 30th March

 Activities to use as a Home Challenge

  1. Bake some bread - a soda bread is quick and delicious or a pizza
  2. Learn to sew a button on to some clothing
  3. Put your books into alphabetical order
  4. Make and have an indoor picnic or a den 
  5. Can you create and obstacle course, will you be able to hop, roll and balance?
  6. Colour in a picture and make it into a simple jigsaw
  7. With a clear bowl, make an indoor pond
  8. Open up a play shop 
  9. Draw a map of your room or the house even
  10. Can you make some puppets, use spoons to attach your characters and perform a story. 

#Coronavirus Explained for Kids 🦠| Lingokids

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus? In this video, Billy explains to your kids what is Coronavirus, where it comes from, how it works and most importantly...

Coronavirus Plans to Support Work at Home if Required:

In case the school closes due to advice from the Government, we have set up some work plans to support your child during this period at home.  Please do your best to complete what you can and support your child at home in a way that suits you and your child's needs.

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  Spotting tricky words within books at home. Review the common high frequency  word list below to aid instant recognition, we do this in school daily too. 

*Handwriting: Model and encourage your child to follow the correct formation of one group of letters at a time so that they master the pattern, include words that use these letter types also especially from the tricky word list. Please see PDF below for printable templates to use. 

*Number: Can your child order a random selection of numbers to make a numberline from 0 - 20, naming each number in the correct order. Make sure they are counting out correctly also, there will be plenty of counting activities available upon Busythings too. 


Common High Frequency Words - powerpoint version

Sport Relief , Golden Mile and Tug of War

Engineering and a bit of Building to make Vehicles

Book week - time for sharing with our Year 6 reading partners

I Know My Number Bonds with DJ Count | Number Bonds to 10 | Addition Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

The class have been playing games and learning about matching number bonds this week.

India - Around the World day

The Magic Paintbrush Story, can you think of a story starter to use to write your own idea of what to paint with a magic brush?

Christmas Dinner and Party games

Sharing melting S'mores snacks

Children In Need

Around The World Day - Japan, Autumn 2019

Week Ending 18th October. Using gym equipment, role play of Baptism, Using chime bells and Bike riding

A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs

Busy Things - An overview of Busy Things for Families

Learn all about Busy Things for families. 700+ fun educational resources to help support your child's education at home.

Not sure about phonics, take a look at the glossary for guidance on the terminology used.

Being active and building core strength using the outdoor equipment

Jam making using Autumn Fruits , thank you for all the contributions of picked fruits.


The Dot By Peter H. Reynolds Can you draw? Make a mark and see where it takes you!

We have watched the video to celebrate 'The Dot' project for 2019, look out for examples of our artwork on the school website next week and around the school. This is a whole school project.

Pencil grip development in Early Years

Writing progression exemplars

Building friendships in our Induction week

Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019