Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

Foundation Newsletter

Welcome Back everyone, we hope you had an enjoyable break.


This term our topic is ‘Storytelling’ and you will see from our leaflet that we will be covering traditional tales like Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as more modern stories such as ‘Frozen’ and ‘Toy Story’. The children have already seen the fantastic productions of Peter Pan and The Three Little Pigs this year and we have observed some fabulous role-play inspired by these productions and the other books in our topics.  


Over the Christmas holidays, we expanded our role-play area to include a much bigger enclosure which has been turned into a pirate ship, the 3 Bears house from Goldilocks and last week a troll cave! We bought a new play kitchen with accessories for the children and this has enriched their role-play too! We have also purchased some mini clip-boards and tool belts which hold the clipboards and pencils etc so that the children can mobilise their writing opportunities around the unit. Outside we have added a ‘clay station’ which includes clay, boards and tools that the children can use to create models or just change the consistency of the clay by working natural materials into it e.g. grass, twigs, leaves and water. The children are enjoying the new opportunities and it is fabulous to see them engaging with the new equipment and resources.


I would like to remind you that our whole unit targets for the autumn term were for the children to recognise their numerals to ten (in random order) and to be able to write their name. There are still many children who can not do this so please keep practising daily with the number flash-cards that we gave you during parents evening and hopefully you will have it cracked by the end of half- term.  If you need more please let me know. Two to three minutes twice a day using flash-cards is more beneficial than a longer session as research shows that it can take up to fifty times for a child to remember a numeral or letter!


Our new class targets for this term will be: –

Writing               – Continue to write own name and practise Read Write Inc letters

Maths – Number – Continue to recognise numerals 10 ten, then extend to 20+ check that

                            children can recognise them out of order.

Maths – Shape    – To recognise and name 2D shapes – circle, square, triangle rectangle

                            How many sides, points does it have? Tell me about your shape…

                           To recognise 3d shapes and name some of their features

                            How many faces, edges, corners does it have? Tell me about your shape…



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