Foundation Stage/Year 1

  • Welcome to the Foundation Stage/ Year 1 Base.
  • Staff who work in Foundation Stage/Year 1 are:
  • Miss Kirby
  • Miss Jeffery and Mrs Corcoran
  • Miss Jones
  • Support Staff – Mrs Parker-Bates, Mrs Hussain, Mr Vazifdar, Miss Lodhia, Mrs Banacinska and Mrs Beall

Information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum and our topic plans (“Medium Term Plans”) can be viewed in the “Learning” Section of our website, or by clicking here.

For the first week the children are in (wc: 1.9.20) please can you choose your child’s dinner choices for the week by clicking on the link below:

Water Bottles

Please can parents ensure that their child brings in a named water bottle every day.  We are a healthy school, so water bottles should only contain water. Fruit infusion bottles may be used. Many thanks!

Helping at home – click on the pencil to find out how you could be helping your child. Toys in school

We would like to ask all parents to ensure that their child does not bring any toys, jewellery, novelty key rings or other personal/ expensive items into school (excluding jewellery worn for religious reasons, although this jewellery will need to be removed for PE).

We cannot take responsibility for any personal items that are lost or damaged in the FS Base.

Thank you!



Our FS PE sessions are on a Thursday  for Miss Jones’ class and on a Friday for Miss Kirby and Miss Jeffery/Mrs Corcoran’s class.

Your child will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits on those days.

The school’s PE kit is:

White t shirt

Black shorts


PLEASE NOTE: All children need to remove earrings and any other jewellery on PE days. Please note that this includes jewellery worn for religious reasons.)

Thank you!

Home time

We would like to politely request that grown ups stand at the designated line outside of the school. The class teachers will bring the children outside at 3pm and we ask that you wait in line so that children can leave school one at a time. If there is somebody different to the person who would usually collect, please let the class teacher know or the school office during the day. Thank you very much.

Click here for topic advice

Our current topic is:

This is Me!

Click here for a list of books to support our current topic WORD OF THE WEEK!

What can it be? Why don’t you see?

Welcome to our Foundation Stage page!

Things you can do at home to support your child’s learning.

Our focus for home learning is reading, reading and more reading! Please share books at home with your child at least 3 times per week and record it in your child’s Reading Record. This can be any book, and reading should not be limited to the colour banded book/ phonics book that you child brings home from school.

We will send home a colour banded book with your child on a Monday and we will collect it back in on a Friday. Your child will then receive a new reading book on Monday when they are back in school.

We will be providing details of online reading resources to use throughout the week as well as the banded book children will have.

-Have a look at the 5 Minute Fun website for quick, fun and easy activities and games for you to do with your child.

-Help your child to practise holding their pencil correctly.

-Help your child to learn to use a knife and fork to cut and eat their own food independently.

-Help your child to practise writing their name using correct letter formation.

-Practise writing, ordering and recognising numbers 1-20. Choose a number. Can you count out that number of objects? Which number is 1 more? Which number is 1 less?

Recycling is when you make something new out of things you don’t want anymore. Can you take some empty packets, boxes and plastic containers and build an amazing model? You could stick it together with tape or glue .
Help your grown up to sort the recycling out in your house. Can you find the plastic items/ the paper items/ the cans? Can you spot the recycling symbol on any of the packaging?
Mrs Corcoran is taking 5 plastic bottles and 3 cardboard boxes to the recycling centre. How many things is she taking altogether? You could draw a picture to help you work out the answer.
Make your own word rocket! You could make it using your name, or some of the tricky words we have been learning.

Imagine that you are an astronaut planning a trip into space. Write a list of all the things that you might need to take with you.
Remember to use the internet safely! Smartie the Penguin says “Before you tap and click you need to stop and think – and tell someone!

Practise your sounds with the Alphablocks!

(for handheld devices you will need to download the Cbeebies Playtime app)

Practise your Maths with the Numberblocks!

Can you think of any words that begin with those sounds? Can you spot any words beginning with those sounds in your books or while you are out and about?

These are some fantastic books that we know the children love in Foundation Stage which you may wish to share at home:

  • The Tiger who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  • Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
  • The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andrae

In Foundation Stage, we also enjoy reading traditional tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs. Traditional tales are an important aspect within our school curriculum so it is beneficial for children to be familiar with these stories.

See below for some helpful documents….

Help your child with reading

Reading with your child

Phase 2 Phonic Sounds

Phase 3 Phonic Sounds

Phase 2 caption actions list

Foundation Stage Expectations Workshop 1920