St. William of Perth
Catholic Primary School

Canon Close
Rochester
Kent
ME1 3EN

Tel: 01634 404267
office@stwilliamperth.medway.sch.uk

Early Years - St John's Class

Foundation Stage
  • Class Teacher: Miss Dormedy
  • TA(s): Mrs Devitt and Mrs Faulkner  
  • Class Governor: Mr Murphy
  • Patron Saint feast day: 27 December
Our curriculum  (click this link to read the Early Learning Goals for the end of the reception year!)

 
   
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
EYFS Reading Workshop
Usually, every year we welcome parents to an evening workshop to learn all about how we teach reading at St William of Perth. Due to the current circumstances, we have filmed the meeting. We hope you find this video useful to help you support your child's reading at home. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask Miss Dormedy via Class Dojo. 
 
Click the link below!  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME2a330RUY8&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth  
 
Click here to find the presentation used for your reference.  
 
Click the link below to learn how to say Read Write Inc Set 1 Sounds in a pure way with Phonics with Miss Dormedy! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzeD9nDAnfI&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth  
 
 
Let's CHAT - Children, Home and Teachers. Weekly updates about what the children have been learning about at school will be posted here. Please talk to your child about what they have been doing at school, it's great for their Communication and Language skills! 
 
 
Home Learning:
Remember to practise writing your name and recognising numbers everyday! In the links above marked with a '' please find other useful ideas and activities for example, some Finger Gym ideas to help strengthen the finger muscles. This will help with buttons when dressing and with handwriting!
 
 
Please upload photos of the children's work onto their portfolio on Class Dojo and don't hesitate to message Miss Dormedy if you have any questions!
 
 
 
 
Week 3
 
Monday 18th January 2021
Phonics: click here
Handwriting: click here
Literacy: click here
Maths video: click here
Maths activity (you can do this whilst the video is playing!) find the activity here!  
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Phonics: Play Tricky Word Bingo with Miss Dormedy! Click here for the bingo boards! Click here for the video!
Handwriting: click here
Literacy: click here for the video  Understanding the world: click here for some facts about Whales! 
Maths: click here for the video
Maths activity: find the activity here!
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here! 
Subtraction Story click here
 
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Phonics: click here
Reading game: click here - Then select Phase 3 and 'ee' words to practise reading words with the 'ee' sound we learnt on Monday. 
Handwriting: click here
C&L/ EAD: click here 
Maths: click here
Maths activity: find your activity here! 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here! 
 
Thursday 21st January 2021
Phonics: click here
Handwriting: click here
Literacy: click here
Maths: click here
Maths activity: click here 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here! 
 
Friday 22nd January 2021
Phonics: click here
Maths: click here
Maths activity: find your activity here! 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
 
 
Week 2
 
Monday 11th January 2021
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
Tuesday 12th January 2021 
Then have a go a reading words with the ng sound by playing this game! Select Phase 3, then ng. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure 
Literacy and Understanding the World: find your activity here! 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!   
  
 
 
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Tricky words: Play the song and write down the words! 
Literacy and Understanding the World:
Maths activity: Find your activity here!  
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
You may wish to watch this episode of Go Jetters to find out more about the effects of global warming!: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hlrp/go-jetters-series-3-27-climate-change-the-arctic-ocean 
 
 
Thursday 14th January 2021
Maths activity: find your activity here! 
Get Moving Challenge:  find your challenge here! 
 
Friday 15th January 2021
Maths activity: find your activity here! 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!   
 
 
Week 1 
 
Monday 4th January 2021 ( Some links you may have to copy and paste into your browser)
Phonics: Play Slam Down with Miss Dormedy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzeD9nDAnfI&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth
Have a go at reading some real and alien words: Select Phase 3, then 'sh' https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure
Handwriting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8r-UAkF6yA&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
Tuesday 5th January 2021 
Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3Fn2Vq83M&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth  
Literacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaJoj95X1kQ&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth
Handwriting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz_LsDtJuis&ab_channel=StWilliamofPerth 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here! 
 
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Phonics: Play the tricky word song. Can you write the word 'the' 5 times and use it in a sentence? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0&ab_channel=EpicPhonics 
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
Thursday 7th January 2021 
Then have a go at playing this game to practise reading words with the 'th' sound:  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den
Click phase 3 then th
Get Moving Challenge: find your challenge here!  
 
Friday 8th January 2021
Then have a go at playing this game to practise reading words with the 'ch' sound: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto 
Click phase 3 then ch
Get Moving Challenge:  find your challenge here!
Storytime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Hcka3ERwI&feature=youtu.be
 
 
 
 
Skills to work on everyday: click here to find ideas of things to work on everyday at home 
 
 
 
Term 3: How can we save the world? 
This term our focus question is 'How can we save the world?' We will be exploring the effects of global warming on planet Earth and will be thinking about what changes we can make to help protect our world. 
 
Please see the learning web below to find out more about what we will be learning this term. Learning Web Term 3 
 
 
Term 2: Why do we Celebrate?
This term our focus question is 'Why do we celebrate?'. We will be exploring different celebrations from arounds the world, thinking about why and how they are celebrated. We will reflect on how we celebrate different festivities and the many different traditions our own families have. 
 
Please see the learning web below to find out more about what we will be learning this term. Learning Web Term 2 
 
 
 
Term 1 : Welcome to St John's Class
  
This term our topic is 'Who am I?'. We will be talking about ourselves and our families and thinking about the similarities and differences between us all. 
 
Please see the learning web below to find out more about what we will be learning this term.  Learning Web Term 1