Foundation Stage

Welcome to our Foundation Stage page!

We are really excited to welcome you to our class page. We hope you will find lots of useful information about our school day but if you can’t find the answer to your question here then please feel free to ask us!

Who will I meet?

There are two classes in Foundation Stage.

Class P/C – Mrs Creighton and Mrs Purnell

Class J/V – Mr Vazifdar and Miss Jeffery

We also have Miss Wright and Miss Howarth working across the two classes.

What will I need at school?

Each day you will need to bring with you your book bag, water bottle and coat. Please make sure they all are clearly labelled with your full name.

On PE days you will need to come dressed in your PE kit, please make sure you aren’t wearing any jewellery and if you have long hair please tie it back. Our PE day will be Thursday.

You will also need to make sure you have a pair of wellies in school all the time. We will spend a lot of time outside and will aim to go out in all weathers so it is really important you have suitable footwear.

What will I eat in school?

First we will have snack time in school during the morning, we will have milk (free for all children under 5) and fruit (supplied to all infant children). You can independently access your milk and fruit from our snack bar at any time during the morning. At lunchtime we will go into the dining hall and have a delicious dinner prepared by our kitchen staff; Mrs Viles and Mrs Hunt. You can find a copy of the menu for each day in the Parent section of the website.

What will I learn at school?

At school we will learn through the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which includes both prime and specific areas of learning. We will focus on leaning through play and each term we will have a different theme. We will put our medium term plans on the website for Mums, Dads and Carers to look through.

We have a Reading Spine which is collection of high quality books that represent the experiences of all of the children within our school community.

Foundation Stage Reading Spine

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The Three Little Pigs – Mara Alperin version
The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Mara Alperin version
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Mara Alperin version
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister
Whatever Next! – Jill Murphy
Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Stick Man – Julia Donaldson
Owl Babies – Martin Waddell
Oi Frog – Kes Gray & Jim Field
Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Brown
The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr
Luna Loves Art – Joseph Coelho

What can I do at home?

Our focus for home learning is reading, reading and more reading!

Please share books at home at least 3 times per week and record it in your Reading Record. This can be any book, and reading doesn’t need to be limited to the book that you child brings home from school.

We will also focus lots on phonics during Foundation Stage and we will send home the sounds we have been learning each week along with some words to have a go at reading.

How can parents and carers help at home?

· Help to practise holding a pencil correctly.

· Help to learn to use a knife and fork to cut and eat their own food independently.

· Help to practise writing their name using correct letter formation.

· Help to practise writing, ordering, recognising and counting out numbers 1-20.