Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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Spring Term 

During this Spring term, we have thoroughly enjoyed our learning on traditional tales, thinking carefully about the story of the Three Little Pigs and beginning to act out and perform them to their peers. Children have been able to talk about main events in the story and begun to retell the story in order.


In maths we have been working with numbers within ten and gaining an understanding that two smaller numbers make up larger numbers, up to 10.

We have learned about the Chinese New Year celebration and its importance to those who celebrate it. We dressed up for World Book day and spent time sharing lots of our favourite stories.


We had visitors in school to support our children with balancing using the balance bikes. Special care was taken to ensure children understood the importance of staying safe by stopping using our feet and brakes, and also wearing a helmet to protect our head. Children enjoyed setting off moving carefully around the hall, and gradually picking up speed.


Our outdoor provision has been developed, allowing children to self-select the resources they wish to use to develop their play. Children have enjoyed exploring the music wall, dancing with scarves, building with outdoor wooden blocks, making the giant scales balance on both sides, and also exploring the new sandpit.


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Welcome to Foundation 2!


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.


Our main focus this half term is to have all the children happy and settled in their new classrooms and routines, and enjoying eating their lunches at school. Children will get to know their new teachers and friends, and exploring their environment. After assessments have taken place, children will be having daily phonics and maths sessions.


A reading book will be given to your child each week. Please watch the video clip below which gives you more information and explains how to record a reading session with your child at home.


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 have now started PE so it is essential that your child comes to school on their designated PE day in their PE kit. 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.


Thank you,

Mrs K Patel

Reading with your child

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