Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Foundation Stage Unit

Welcome to Oak and Holly Base!


This half-term in FSU

  •  Forest School will be every Monday afternoon - please send in wellies every Monday or alternatively, you may keep a pair in school (please name clearly). Please wrap up warm in this colder weather!
  • Indoor P.E. (Holly Base children) will be every Tuesday afternoon - no kit is required

 This week, we are: 

Holly Base (Reception)

  • are recapping some previous digraphs learnt: ai and ar
  • reviewing all tricky words learnt so far
  • painting our Mother's Day Portraits
  • reading I Love My Mummy book and identifying rhyming words 
  • exploring length and identifying objects which are shorter/longer

Oak Base (Nursery):

  • are exploring the story 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson
  • practising careful counting e.g. lining up objects, 1:1 counting/pointing

To support us at home, you might: 

  • Holly Base  - Please continue to practise the phonemes and tricky words you have learnt this term.... please see the message about bookmarks
  • Holly Base - please read your reading book three times a week and record this in your child's reading diary. Books will be changed every Friday.
  • Do you have any rhyming books at home? (if not you could visit the local library to choose one)... can you hear the rhyming words in the story?
  • Practise careful counting at home. How many biscuits are in the biscuit tin?


Bikeability for Reception Children - week beginning 26th February: 
Please return your forms as soon as possible if you haven't already (without this, they will not be able to join in). 
Bikes will be provided.  There are some helmets provided, however we recommend that your child brings their own helmet in for the week because they are already adjusted to fit correctly.  

Nursery Build A Picture Meetings (for new starters only): if your child started Nursery in January, please see Mrs Spillings/Miss Vooght to arrange a 'Building A Picture' meeting in the coming weeks. 


What to expect in the EYFS 

Nursery Curriculum Map 22 -23

Reception Curriculum_Map_22_-23

FSU Photo Gallery

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