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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Early Years Foundation Stage - Venus, Pegasus and Jupiter

Meet the Early Years team!

Picture 1 Kate
Picture 2 Parveen
Picture 3 Saibe
Picture 4 Tracy J
Picture 5 Jane
Picture 6 Chris
Picture 7 Jahanara
Picture 8 Kataryza
Picture 9 Deborah
Picture 10 Stacey
Picture 11 Tracy D

Hello and a very warm welcome to all our children and parents. We are all looking forward to going on our fun and exciting learning journey together throughout this next year. Please do not hesitate to speak to any members of our team if you have any worries or concerns about your child. We are always happy to listen, support and offer help where we can.

The website is updated regularly, visit the class page to find out what your child will be learning each week!

Thank you

Early Years Team

Key Dates/Events to remember



On Saturday 23rd June 2018 it will be Whipperley's Summer Fair from 12 - 3pm. Make sure you put this date in your diary, it will be great to see you all there! Further details will follow.


Early Years trip to Whipsnade Zoo will be on Friday 29th June 2018. The trip will take place during the normal school day, leaving here at 9.30am and returning to school by 3.00pm. Your child must be in school uniform with a sun hat. Please apply sun cream to your child in the morning and we will top it up later in the day.

A free packed lunch will be provided for all children in place of their usual school dinner. However, you may wish to provide your child with some extra water, please give your child a disposable water bottle for them to carry(no glass bottles allowed).

We are really looking forward to the trip and the unique learning opportunities the day will provide.


On Wednesday 4th July 2018 it will be our Sports Day. Reception will be having their slot from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. All Parents / Carers are welcome to attend this fantastic event. Please make sure they have their PE kits in school on this day.



. PE will now be on Fridays for all of foundation, please send PE kits in and remember to remove or tape up your child's earrings, thank you.







Picture 1




The children have been really excited about the World Cup 2018, and we have started our own Whipperley World Cup! All the children have been put into teams of some of the countries participating in the World Cup and we have been taking them to the all weather pitch to play their matches. It has really enspired the children to work as a team, giving each other support on the pitch. Also they have shown great sportsmanship to the opposing team. Why don't you ask your child what team they are on and how they are doing?

We are also continuing to support Mental Health Awareness by getting each child to make a worry doll to use if they have any worries or concerns.


In Maths the children are learning about length, can they make a caterpillar ro a worm? Who has the longest? Shortest? What will happen if we join the two together? Can they label it?

Also counting in 1's and 2's. Using a washing line and a pile of socks (including odd ones) can the children identify pairs? Odds? What socks have they found? Why are they not a pair? or a pair? Can you now count in two's?

They will have a 1 minute timer on the IWB - then demonstrated by putting marbles in the pot using only one hand - How many do they think they put in in 1 minute? Who had more? Less? What would happen if they used two hands? Would using a bigger? / smaller pot alter the amount that you could get in in 1 minute?



















Please make sure your child has shorts/jogging bottoms and a t-shirt, also plimsolls to wear. Earrings need to be removed at home on the day or taped up and long hair needs to be tied back. Please leave your child's PE kit in school and we will send it home every half term to be washed. Any questions please ask your child's Teacher.

Phonics have now started and your child is bringing home the sounds and there sayings. Please practise with these everyday to give your child confidence in recognising them, writing them and knowing the sayings. this will support them in their reading and writing.


s- slither down the snake


a - round the apple, down the leaf


t - down the tower across the tower


p - down the plait and over the pirates face


i - down the body, dot for the head


n - down Nobby and over the net


m - Maisie, mountain, mountain


d - round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet


g - round her face, down her hair and give her a curl


o - all around the orange


c - curl around the caterpillar


k - down the Kangaroo's body, tail and leg


ck - duck in muck


e - lift off the top and scoop out the egg


u - down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle


r - down his back, then curl over his arm


h - down the head to the hooves and over his back


b - down the laces to the heel, round the toe


f - down the stem , draw the leaves


ff - puff puff


l - down the long leg


ll - cast a spell


ss - hiss hiss hiss


j - down his body, curl and dot


v - down a wing, up a wing


w - down, up, down, up


x - down the arm and leg and repeat the other side


y - down the horn, up the horn, down under his head


z - zig, zag, zig


qu - round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair


ch - ch ch ch choo!


sh - shhhh


th - thhhhh


ng - thing on a string


ai - snail in the rain


ee -what can you see?


igh - fly high


oa - goat in a boat


oo - poo at the zoo


oo - look at a book


ar - start the car


or - shut the door


ur - nurse with a purse


ow - blow the snow


ow - brown cow


oi - spoil the boy


ear - hear with your ear


air - that's not fair


ure - sure it's pure


er a better letter








The children will start bringing home "Tricky Words". These are words that cannot be sounded out. The children need to learn them by sight. Please can you practise these at home.


the to I go no into you me all was he she we be they have are my said her like so do some come were there little one when out what


Thank you for your continued support


Early Years Team

Check out our video showing our fantastic learning in Early Years!

The Counting by Fives Song | Scratch Garden

The Counting by Tens Song | Scratch Garden

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

The Big Numbers Song


It is really important to read with your child every day ! All it takes is 5 minutes each day. Talk about the book, its characters, the story, use the pictures as prompts, did they enjoy the book? They are so excited about reading, share in this excitement, help to build on their confidence to keep reading.



Thank you for your continued support

Please don't forget your child's


Wellington boots


Box of Tissues


Thank you to those families who have already brought these in.

We are now preparing the children to transition into Year 1 and to help with this we are asking parents to drop their child off at their classroom front door.  This will help the children to be more independent as they will put their own coat and bag away and be ready to sit on the carpet and begin learning at 9.00am.