The Early Years provision is OUTSTANDING and children get off to a flying start!
Welcome to Foundation Stage
Welcome to the Foundation Stage page of our school website. All the team would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families as they start their learning journey here at Highfields.
To keep you busy through the summer, we have devised a list of books that we think the children will enjoy reading. Some are books that the children might encounter for the first time in class, others are firm favourites that are often chosen from our sharing book box. We also highly recommend the Summer Read activities held at our local library in Manningtree. Any child can take part and there are motivational stickers and certificates to collect. Why not bring your Summer Read certificate to show us when you start school and we can put a copy on our Proud Peacock wall!
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.
The Foundation Stage Team
Mrs Tait, Mrs Cole & Mrs Moore (Jackdaw Class)
Mrs Battle, Mrs Turner & Mrs T (Magpie Class)
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.
PE days Autumn 1
Mrs Battle & Mrs Turner - TBA
Mrs Tait & Mrs Cole - TBA
Don't forget that our Marathon Kids running challenge will take place on most days.