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EYFS - Mrs Marlow

Welcome to the Spring Term in Foundation



Hello and welcome back to the Spring term in the EYFS. 

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for a new exciting term.  

We are really looking forward to our new topics and exploring the seasonal changes. 

Below, is lots of information about our topics, so please take a read and 

if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the amazing EYFS team. 



Our topic for the Spring 1 Term in F2 is

Long Ago 


   This project teaches children about how they have grown and changed since they were babies and how life in the past was different from today. 




Help your child prepare for their project

Look at photographs from when your child was a baby and talk about the changes that have happened. Talk about some of your special memories, you could draw and write about them. Talk to your grandparents about their past. You could ask about where they lived, what games they played, who their friends were and what their school day was like. Think about everyday objects they use today and how these would have been very different in the past, such as, mobile phones, washing machines, TV's and computers. Go for a walk around the local area and talk about how things have changed where they live. 

Useful websites CBeebies – Nigel and Sienna’s family tree


Please take a look at the documents attached for further ideas and activity sheets you can complete with your child at home. 



Key vocabulary

adult, baby, belief, change, clothes, event, family, grow, heritage, long ago, memory, past, toy, traditional, vehicle, week, year, yesterday




Our topic for the Spring 1 Term in F1 is

Dangerous Dinosaurs

This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today.


Help your child prepare for their project

Visit the BBC Bitesize – Dinosaur Discovery website and play the game. What dinosaur facts did you find out when you played the game? Make a dinosaur picture, you could draw, use paint or a paint program on a computer. Try CBeebies – Make a prehistoric picture paint program. Make salt dough by mixing 1 cup of plain flour, 1⁄2 cup of salt and 1⁄2 cup of water. Use the salt dough to make a dinosaur skeleton. Take a photograph of your dinosaur skeleton to share with us. 

Please take a look at the documents attached for further ideas and activity sheets you can complete with your child at home. 


Key vocabulary


carnivore, crocodile, dinosaur, diplodocus, extinct, fossil, herbivore, insect, paleontologist, prehistoric, reptile, shark, stegosaurus, triceratops, turtle, tyrannosaurus, velociraptor




Home learning


  • The children are expected to read at home at least four times a week. Please remember to write in your child’s reading planner if you listen to your child read, as they are rewarded in school for reading at home. Children are encouraged to develop their love of reading by using books, magazines and reading resources from home during the weekend. Remember to talk to your child about the text and ask lots of questions. 
  •  It is important to follow the RWI phonics scheme at home, where possible, when writing with your child. Please see the attachments below on how we teach letter formation and the rhymes we use to help the children. 


Our routines and reminders:


  • Our PE session will be every Wednesday in F2 and Tuesday in F1 Your child can come to school wearing their school PE kit. Please make sure it is suitable for our outdoor PE sessions and is labelled with their name. 


  • Please remember to return your Childs book bag everyday. 


  • Please send your child with their water bottle every day labelled with their name. 


  • Can you please send your child to school with a spare change of clothes, pants, socks, trousers/skirt as accidents occur and it’s helpful if your child has their own clothes to change into. Please leave them in a bag on their peg and please make sure all items are labelled.


  • Can you please send a pair of wellies for your child to keep at school, to use in our mud kitchen and digging area. REMEMBER to put their name in them!!


  • You can send pictures through class Do Jo, to share your child’s achievements from home. These contribute to your child’s assessment and are a vital part of the progress your child will make. This is an opportunity for us to hear about and celebrate your child’s home achievements.


  • Show and tell will be every Friday. Due to the current situation we are unable to have any objects brought into school. You can send a photo through class Do Jo of your child and their chosen object to share at show and tell. This could be a toy, photo, certificate or special object. This will help develop the children’s communication and language skills, as well as their confidence to speak in a familiar group.


Thank you for entrusting your child to us this year. We promise to do our best each day to guide your child in exploring and learning, as well as helping them to feel safe and valued.


Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please see one of the foundation team or send a message through our class Do Jo page, we are always here to help and support you.


 Mrs Marlow and the Foundation Team


Read Write Inc (RWI) letter formation sheet