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

Ofsted 2016

Picture 1 Lining up in number order.
Picture 2 Sitting politely at snack time.
Picture 3 Passing our trike licences.
Picture 4 Passing our trike licences.
Picture 1

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.


Children in both classes have had a lovely start to school- even if it was a little rainy on their first full day! We have learnt our trike rules and practiced how to apply these in the playground. The children have loved dressing up as people who help us, and directing and stopping the 'trike traffic'.Lots of great fun, and lots of great learning demonstrating sharing and turn taking. Well done everyone- we are so proud of how well you are settling into Highfields! We are looking forward to beginning to start our first topic work on 'All about Me' this week and look forward to painting our first school portraits and developing our blending skills in our phonic sessions. 

We have kept our recommended reading list for you to enjoy and hope that you get to read some of these together during our Open Read sessions which start shortly- we look forward to seeing you! 


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 - Wednesday

Mrs Tait & Mrs Cole - Wednesday


Don't forget that our Marathon Kids running challenge will take place on most days.