St Mary'sCatholic Primary School


Welcome toSt Mary'sCatholic Primary School


Welcome to EYFS


We are looking forward to working with you and your child to ensure they have the best start to their education. During the first few weeks at school, we will be getting to know each other and settling into the new classroom. Your child will learn the routines of school and together we will discuss how we can make sure we are all safe by following the rules inside and outside. 


Stories and Rhymes

Reading opens the door to many possibilities. We will be reading lots of stories together and singing rhymes everyday. From Monday 6th September, we will begin RWInc where your child will learn a sound a day. Please help your child at home by practising the sound of the day. We will begin with 's' and then move onto 'a'. Correct pronunciation of these sounds are crucial. Please watch this video of how to say the sounds. More information about RWInc will be sent out in your child's reading pack next week.


In the first two weeks of school, your child will bring home a reading diary and a phonics activity. We will also be sending home a story to share. Sharing stories from an early age can help your child learn new words, story structures and develop a love of reading. Please read with your child every day. 


Physical activity

Every morning, your child will begin with 'Wake and Shake'. This is used to encourage your child to be active through songs and actions. We will use the same songs every morning for two weeks before changing them so that your child becomes familiar with the actions and words. We will also be promoting physical activity through the use of bikes, trikes and scooters, large climbing equipment and the Daily Mile. In the Spring term, we will also introduce a PE lesson. 


Maths Mastery

We will have a maths mastery lesson every day. Our first topic is sorting and comparing objects in the classroom and outside. Encourage your child to notice similarities and differences in the environment. We will also be counting daily and reading maths stories.


What to expect in the EYFS

RWI Reading at home Booklet 1