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Ofsted 2016

Lining up in number order.
Sitting politely at snack time.
Passing our trike licences.
Passing our trike licences.
Our first large apparatus lesson in PE.
Using Numicon to learn about teen numbers.
On our way to Christmas dinner in our party hats.
Christmas Jumper Day.

Christmas Jumper day

Phased return to school - Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Foundation Stage


Welcome to the Foundation Stage page of our school website. We are now looking forward to welcoming back some of our Reception pupils starting the week beginning 8th June. If you indicated your intention to return your child to school, you will have received an offer letter informing you of the days and times to attend. If you have not accepted your place or have changed your mind and now wish to return your child to school, please email the school office. Please ensure you read the list of Frequently Asked Questions at the top of this letter, to ensure you are making a fully informed decision. 


If you click on the Home Learning icon above you will find home learning weekly work grids for the topic of Growth. This is the topic we would have been covering in school. The weekly grids now look slightly different to accommodate learning for pupils at home and pupils who are in school for two days. You will see some areas highlighted in yellow. These are the aspects of the plan that we will be teaching in school. 


If you click on the Return to School icon above you will find a PowerPoint presentation explaining the changes to the Reception routines. It shows arrival and drop off arrangements and shows the children the changes to their learning environment. We will no longer be writing weekly letters home because the school will be sending its usual weekly newsletter on a Friday.


We know that at this time some families will be feeling anxious. Teachers are also feeling excited but a little worried. In the classroom we will be focusing on activities to help the children manage their feelings and emotions. Each week one of the home learning activities will also promote emotional regulation and well being. 


With best wishes to all our families as we enter the final half term of the year. 

Keep safe,


The Foundation Stage Team 


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.