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Foundation Stage

Hello, and welcome to the Foundation Stage Website Page.  We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year, and we hope that you will find the following information useful to support your child.

The Foundation Stage Team

Ms Porter 
FS Team Leader
Eco Lead

Penguins Class Teacher

Mrs McIntosh
Art Lead

Magpies Class Teacher 

Mrs O'Hara

Mrs Wilbert
Nursery Nurse

Mrs Lewis 
Teaching Assistant

Mrs Esposito 
Teaching Assistant 




A Typical Day in Foundation


Welcome! Belongings put away independently






Free flow play and guided activities (inside and out)


Break time




Free flow play and guided activities (inside and out)




Shared (topic)


Free flow play and guided activities (inside and out)


Assembly/Talk time/CL/PSED/PD activities




Home time


Foundation Stage Topics

We plan to deliver the following topics over the year, although these are open to change.  This is because we often find learning opportunities following children’s interests or what is happening in the wider world.

Autumn:     All about me, homes, celebrations (including Nativity)

Spring:         Frosty & Frozen, Happy & Healthy

Summer:     Occupations, Minibeasts, Traditional tales


In the Foundation Stage we use Development Matters, further information could be found here:


Foundation Stage Children's Work

To see the work that children in Year Two have created please visit Children's Work Foundation Stage.


What to bring to school in Foundation Stage


Weekly Routines

We follow a staggered start into school, further information about this can be found here

In the Spring term (from January) children will take part in formal PE lessons and will need to wear their PE kit every Friday.

Once a fortnight, children will visit the Library and choose a book to take home and share.

When the children have learned sounds and tricky words to read, they will take home a reading scheme book which will be changed once it has been read at least twice.  The reading record needs to be written in five times a week to detail what books have been shared at home.



A Letters & Sounds pack is issued to all children with details of every sound taught in school.  This is to be used at home to reinforce school learning.  Children should be encouraged to practice a few times a week to learn sounds and tricky words to aid reading.



If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher either ask at the beginning or the end of a day to make an appointment or contact through the school office.  We can also be contacted via the school email address at



Tapestry is the online learning journal we use at school to share your child’s achievements.  We appreciate feedback from parents and encourage comments made following the observations we make in school.  In addition to this we ask parents to include any observations of learning they notice from home.

We are looking forward to a fun year, and thank you in advance for working in partnership with us as your child starts their school journey