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Marden Primary School

A life worth living is a life worth learning

Foundation Stage (Elves and Sprites)


Phase leader: Miss Glennon (Sprites Class)

Teacher: Mrs Melville (Elves Class)

Cover Supervisors: Mrs Hicks and Miss Holmes

Teaching assistant: Mrs Gill


Term 2

This term we will be learning about people who help us in the community and planning from the children's own interests.  Check the weekly 'what we have been learning about sheet' to see what we have covered and how you can support your child at home.    Please read with your child every evening if possible.  We will send home a school reading book for you to share together.  Write a comment or tick in the yellow reading record so we know you need a new book.





What could I do to help at home?

Elves and Sprites



People Who Help Us



We will send home a 'what we have been learning about' sheet each week to let you know what the children have been learning, with suggested activities for you to do at home.




What can you do with your child at home?

Do the suggested activities sent home on the 'what we have been learning about' sheet.  You can share these with us at school.

Reading every night or as much as you can. You will earn 5 house points if you do!

Practise phonics sounds and tricky words.



Please check your child’s PE bag has trainers/PE shoes as we do go outside for PE.

Please name all your child’s clothes and shoes including hats, scarves and gloves.

Please provide your child with a pair of wellies and some waterproof clothing.

Please tick/ write a comment if you have shared the story at home and then we can change the book with your child.

Yellow reading record/diary book

Please use this book as a point of contact. Let us know how your child is feeling if they are unwell, or if someone different is collecting them etc. We will use it to communicate accidents, tiredness and other general information. If you have any questions or concerns pop a note in the reading record and we can arrange a time to meet you.

Daily information

Come into the classroom          8.30 -8.45 am

Fruit                                             10.20 - 10.35am

Lunch                                          11.50-12.20 pm

Playground                                12.20-1.00pm

PE- Tuesdays (Sprites) and Fridays (Elves)

Computers- Wednesday (Elves) Thursday (Sprites) Not every week.

Learning Journey- 2simple 2build a profile.

You will be sent a link via email for 2simple 2build a profile.  This will give you access to your child's online profile. Please still send pictures, writing, photographs that have been done at home to go into their profile. Please make an appointment to see your child's class teacher if you would like help with 2simple 2build a profile.

You will have two parents’ evenings to discuss your child’s learning.  You will also receive one report (July). All of these will keep you informed about your child’s progress.

Useful websites. -  (username: marden password: phonics)