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Highfields Primary School

Reception 2020/21

The Early Years provision is OUTSTANDING and children get off to a flying start!

Ofsted 2016

Settling into School

Welcome to Foundation Stage


Welcome to the Foundation Stage page of our school website.


We have been delighted to spend the week meeting our new children and their grown-ups. We hope that you found your 'All About Me' session helpful and reassuring. This week the children are making their first solo visit and their first lunch visit. We will also be taking a photograph to send to the local newspaper for their 'Starting School' supplement. If you have any outstanding paperwork to return to school, next week would be a great opportunity to hand it in. 


Best wishes from The Foundation Stage Team 

Mrs Connelly, Mrs Cole & Mrs Moore (Otter Class)

Mrs Battle, Mrs Turner, Mrs T & Mrs Amoss (Badger Class)


Foundation Stage Reading Ideas

Oi Frog by Kes Gray and the other rhyming books by the same author

Elmer by David McKee

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and other books by the same author such as Room on the Broom

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Peace At Last by Jill Murphy

Not Now Bernard by David McKee

Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

Lots of different versions of traditional tales such as Little Red Hen and The Three Little Pigs.


Non-fiction books can also be great for sharing and discussing. Topics such as animals, insects, the human body, space and sport are very interesting even to the youngest pupils. If you go somewhere that captures their interest such as the zoo or the seaside, consider encouraging your child to buy a book from the shop at the end of their visit instead of a plastic toy.


Lots more  information can be found in our class booklet. Click on the general information link above and you can find an electronic copy.


Click on the blue crayon at the top of the page to see our topic plan for this half term. Please come back soon to see what else we have been learning about.