Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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Hello Rainbow Class!


We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break. From next week, we will be uploading daily phonics, maths and storytime activities. For the remainder of this week, the literacy and maths tasks are posted below.


See you soon!

Mrs Patel

Literacy Tasks for Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th January 2021

Room on the Broom. You can also watch the animated version online using the BBC iplayer.

The witch had a cat and a very tall hat... Join the witch and her new friends on their travels..

Phonics - C

Practise reading and writing the sound 'c'.

Phonics - Spelling

Practise using your sounds to write these words.

Phonics - Reading

Practise reading using the sounds you know.

Maths Activities for Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th, Friday 8th 2021

Welcome to Rainbows Class!


Welcome to Foundation 2. We hope you all had a very enjoyable summer. We are all very excited for the beginning of a new academic year and we are sure that your child’s time with us will be a very happy one.



The teacher is Mrs Patel 


Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum


Our aim is to make your child’s learning experience exciting and enjoyable through delivering a creative and stimulating curriculum which is based on seven areas of learning and development.


These are


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development – (Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Managing feelings and behaviour)
  • Communication and Language – (Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking)
  • Physical Development – (Moving and handling, Health and self-care)
  • Literacy – (Reading, Writing)
  • Mathematics – (Number, Shape, Space and measure)
  • Understanding the World – (People and communities, The world, Technology)
  • Expressive Arts and Design – (Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative)


Our main focus this half term is to have all the children happy and settled in their new classrooms and enjoying eating their lunches at school. After assessments have taken place, children will be having daily phonics and maths sessions. Two reading books will be given to your child each week; one will be a phonics based book and the other a PM (reading age appropriate) book.


A polite reminder that there will be information regarding literacy and maths placed on this website. It is very important that you look at this information. Your child will be receiving a literacy and maths goodie bag.


This half term the topic focus will be ‘Me and My Family’. As part of this, we may request photos of your child’s family and friends, places you have visited, festivals and celebrations and any holidays you may have been on. 

Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and a pair of wellies (both labelled with your child’s name). These can be left on your child’s peg. We will be starting PE week beginning 14th September so it is essential that your child comes to school on their designated PE day. Rainbows Class will have PE on Thursdays. Please remember the School follows a no-jewellery policy during PE sessions. Staff are not allowed to remove children’s jewellery so this needs to be removed before they come to school.

Literacy Information for Children in Foundation Stage

How to pronounce the first 42 phonic sounds

A video detailing how to pronounce the first 42 sounds. It is very important that children are taught to say the sounds correctly.

School Information

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL