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Foundation Stage

Welcome to Foundation Stage Classes

Meet our Staff

The Foundation Stage Team



Teaching Staff: Mrs Mason and Mrs Biggs.



Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mayhew, Mrs Boreham, Mrs Mills and Mrs Buckle.

Summer Term - The Very Hungry Caterpillar


In the last part of Summer Term we are learning all about Growing. Our half term home learning was to make a story box or model to tel the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We had great fun using these models for our Speaking and Listening project at school. Our outdoor role play area is a Seaside Shop. We love to buy and sell ice creams, buckets, spades and swimming things. We have been practising using money and weighing scales. Later on in the term we are going to grow some sunflower plants which we can measure as they develop. We will also look at the life cycles of  butterflies and frogs. 

Summer Term 2 The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Summer Term, 'Time Detectives'.

This half term we will be thinking about how lives were different in the past from how they are now by learning about The Great Fire of London. In our PSHE lessons we will be thinking about 'People Who Help Us' and hope to have visitors into school to discuss their 'helpful jobs'. We will venture further back in time when we learn about dinosaurs and we will create our very own 'Boxasaurus'! 

Dinosaur Learning

People Who Help Us Visitors

Town Mouse and Country Mouse - Spring Term 2

We are learning about the fable Town Mouse and Country Mouse in the second half of Spring Term. We will write our our postcards and send them home to our families. We will compare and sort pictures of Town and Country features. We will tell stories and build towns using junk models. Look out for pictures of all our fun!

Forest School

This half-term we have been enjoying visits to our  Forest Classroom at school and also to Northfield Wood in Onehouse. On our first visit we were hunting for signs of Springtime. We had great fun exploring the environment and finding plants and creatures.

Spring 2019


This half term our topic is 'Super Scientist'.

We will be investigating our 5 senses this half term and will become Super Scientists! Some of the books that we are sharing include Brown Bear Brown Bear, Peace at Last and Oliver's Vegetables. Perhaps you could find these in the library and share them at home? We will be taking part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch and looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. We will be having a 'Chinese New Year Week' in which we will be looking at the customs and celebrations of this festival. For more details of curriculum information please see our termly curriculum booklet. Below are some of the pictures of us learning and exploring throughout this half term.




Festive Fun in Foundation Stage!

Up in the Air

This half term we are enjoying the topic "Up in the Air" and sharing the books Whatever Next and Owl Babies. We have tested bubble mixtures and tried to find the best place to fly a kite! We have flown around our Forest Classroom being an Owl Baby and we have had a picnic on the moon with Baby Bear. We have written postcards from the moon and generated a word bank of describing words about flying in a hot air balloon. We have used the program Word Wall on the interactive board to sort into categories and considered which objects might fit into both groups. We have measured different sized Owl toys and  used hot air balloon strings to count and add up. Our P.E. lessons have developed the skill of bouncing balls with control and dancing the story of the Blue Balloon.Below are some pictures of us enjoying our learning.

Up in the Air

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.

Physical Development in the Foundation Stage is taught across the curriculum and throughout our indoor and outdoor provision. Children enjoy free-flow access to indoor/outdoor facilities all day. They also have 2 designated PE sessions each week which will focus on the skills of balance, object control and stability. We work hard to develop fine and gross motor skills so that children grow to be strong and well coordinated individuals.

Our Autumn topic  is  called "Hands Across the World".

We will be learning about ourselves and our friends. We will learn about different languages and traditions that our friends may know. Some of the books that we will be sharing are The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Need a Trim Jim, Handa's Surprise, Handa's Hen, We Went on a Safari and Katie and the Waterlillies. You might like to share these books at home, find them in the library or watch the film clips on You Tube to support your child's learning. We will end the topic with a French Immersion Week. We will share some typical French food, learn some French Country dancing and also explore the paintings of Claude Monet.

Look at all the fun we had, learning about the book Handa's Surprise.

Autumn Term Learning

Here are some pictures of us all making friends and settling into our new classes.


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Phonics Information Evening

11th October 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this event. We hope that you found it useful and are now enjoying the resources we were able to share with you. Below you will find the presentation to remind you of all that we talked about. If you have any other questions, as always do ask class teachers.



Our on-line Learning Journey - Tapestry. Here are some useful documents to support you when setting up and accessing your child's learning

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