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Marvellous Me!





We hope you have all had a restful and yet enjoyable summer.


Firstly, we would like to welcome you and your child to Baddow Hall Infant School. We feel privileged to be part of your child’s journey through education. Ensuring your child has a positive start to school is our main focus and is why we spend the first half term getting to know your child.

Our topic this half term is ‘Marvellous Me’ and our focus is exactly that. We will start off focusing on friendships and getting your child used to the setting and the routines of school. From this we will build upon name recognition, number recognition and counting skills. This will provide us with an exact baseline of your child’s current abilities and we can ensure that our early years planning caters for developing your child’s skills further.

As well as getting to know your child, a big part of this term is spent getting your child to engage in a wide variety of activities both in and outside the classroom. Some of these activities will be:

  •  Developing number understanding through practical activities
  •  Painting using different tools
  •  Developing pencil skills
  •  Learning basic scissor skills
  •  Messy play

And many, many more….




Image result for pencil clipart clipartLiteracy Focus:

This half term our focus is getting your child to recognise their name and to develop their pencil control and grip. For our reading focus, we will be working on Phase 1 and 2 phonics.




Mathematics Focus:

This half term our focus will be on developing an understanding of the numbers 1-5, focusing on place value, counting, number recognition and addition and subtraction by sorting into groups.



Image result for thought bubble clipart A few Reminders:

  •  Ensure all school clothes are clearly labelled
  •  Bring your child’s water bottle and book bag to school everyday
  •  Make sure you have registered your child for school milk
  •  Pre-order school dinners for the half term




Image result for home clipart How to help at home:


  •  Read lots of stories
  •  Recognise letters and numbers in your environment
  •  Count anything and everything (e.g. steps, jumps, objects)
  •  Talk about the school day (use Class Dojo to support this)







Our Class Rules

Curriculum Letters

Here you will find the curriculum letters. These will provide you with a more detailed overview of each half term, including; ideas about how you can help your child at home useful information you may need to know as well as an overview of the key areas of learning.



Fundamental British Values

At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.



In Foundation Stage examples of this are:


Voting for class rules, making decisions as a group and expressing personal choices.


Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.


 Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above.


Understanding that we are all different and have different opinions and interests and that these differences need to be respected.  Expressing our opinions, needs and interests appropriately and with consideration of others'.


These values are modeled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.



Below you will find link to online games and songs which can be used to support you child with their Maths Skills, Reading and Writing.

Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2012 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

The Big Numbers Song

It's a numbers song for children and adults. Count from 0 to 100 and from a hundred to a trillion. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

Shapes Song 2

A shapes song for children. If this video corrupts, please try the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xvpti6h0A This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.

The /k/ phoneme - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, learning letters and sounds along the way. Please LIKE the video and SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Geraldine's Phonics Land for iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geraldines-phonics-land-spelling/id1063166043?mt=8 Geraldine's Phonics Land 2 for iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geraldines-phonics-land-spelling/id1065226096?mt=8 Geraldine the Giraffe storybook on Amazon ...