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Parrett Class

Parrett Class is home to our Foundation Stage Children

Miss Cardwell is the Class Teacher with support from Mrs Raymond, Teaching Assistant. Together they support all the children’s learning and progress. We are also very lucky to be supported by volunteers and students throughout the year as well.

Our classroom is a lively and stimulating environment which supports and extends the children’s learning through play, alongside more focused teaching strategies. The children are encouraged to be independent when taking care of their own belongings. They are also shown how to share and tidy up as part of the daily routine. We enrich our curriculum by taking the children on trips into the community and further afield in the Summer Term. We also enjoy visitors in school who can share their knowledge and skills.


The children in Foundation Stage are welcomed into school on a part time basis but quickly move to coming in on a full time basis. We begin by establishing cooperation through routines and build upon the hard work that parents have already done. The teaching of phonics and numeral recognition starts immediately, and we continually assess each child’s understanding through a variety of means in order to plan for future teaching.

Children will bring home a book and some letter sounds in the first few weeks of school. We encourage parents to practise and reinforce reading skills at home every day.

Parrett Reading Books Letter to parents & carers 24-10-18

Children also learn to count and play with number and quantity in a practical sense.

The children take part in PE activities on a Wednesday.

For new children starting in September 2019 please see our ‘School Prospectus & Information’ booklet for more information:

School Prospectus & Information Sept 2019

Please see below a Starting School information sheet (with details of Play Sessions & school days in the first two weeks of September) for new children starting in September 2019:

Starting School Information Sheet Sept 2019


Parrett Class staff are available for brief discussions on the playground or in the classroom from 8.50am every morning. As school begins at 9.00am, we encourage parents to make an appointment for deeper discussions.

Parrett Class – Letter re staffing arrangements – 4-3-19

‘Learn with Us’ Sessions

The next ‘Learn with Us’ session will be on Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 2.30pm-3.30pm:

Learn with Us Invitation Parrett Class Thursday 13 June – sent to parents & carers 3-6-19

Celebration Assembly

The next Celebration Assembly will be on Friday, 24 May 2019 at 3.00pm. (Top gate opens at 2.50pm.)

Our Class Charter

Our Rewards

The children are rewarded smiley face points for following our class rules. When they have reached five, they are then rewarded with a merit sticker for their personal merit card. Children receiving 20, 40 and 60 merits receive a special certificate in school assembly from the Head of School.

Curriculum Newsletters

Class Gallery

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Useful links for our Parents