Homework Topic – FS2: St Francis & St Bernadette

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to School. We hope you had a lovely Easter. Now we are planning for the Summer term and it would really help your child if you could do any of the following with him/her at home.


  • Join the Library! And enjoy reading books together.
  • Let your child watch you when you write a note, a list, a card, letter or email. This helps them to understand how ‘useful’ writing can be – it’s part of how we communicate.


  • Point out numbers on buses and doors.
  • Count up to 20 objects, touching and saying a number name for each one.
  • Use every day experiences, double and half objects, “We’ve got 10 strawberries and there’s only two of us so how many strawberries will you get?”
  • Use mathematical language related to weight, time, money, length eg, kg, g, cm, m minutes etc

    The World Around Them

  • Talk about home and community and family life.
  • Visit places of different nationalities close by – restaurants, a local church, a different place of worship.
  • Look at similarities and differences in objects, living things and their environment.
  • Visit a farm, zoo or pet shop. Look at the different animals. What do they look like? Where do they come from? Woodlands Farm on Shooters Hill is great to visit at weekends and is free with free parking!

Our school trip to the Environmental Centre will be on 4th May for St Francis class and 21st May for St Bernadette’s class.

We would like parents with DBS clearance to assist on these trips if you are available.  Please let the class teacher and office staff know.

The following will be part of our learning this term:

  • your child is to bring in a vegetable or fruit eaten by your ethnic group to show to the other children
  • your child will be tasting fruit and vegetables available locally in the UK
  • Please sign up for our International Food Day which we will be holding on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May in the afternoon. We will be asking parents to bring food or a dish particular to your culture and the children will have the opportunity to taste these different foods. There will be a table for each country of origin and to add to the childrens’ learning, you can wear your cultural dress too.

All of these add to your child’s experiences and their language and understanding.  Remember to send in your child’s ‘WOW’ moments or email them to

Please note that the children should have their PE kit school throughout the week. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled as this will help us to find it promptly if it goes missing.

We know how busy everyone is but the best teacher your child can have is YOU – working together we can really make a difference in helping your child to achieve his/her full potential.

We look forward to a great summer term.

Yours sincerely


Class Teachers