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Welcome to

The Foundation Stage

( Nursery and Reception) 

We love to learn by playing and exploring. 

We enjoy learning about lots of different topics.  Watch this space for pictures and information about all our adventures.


The children have enjoyed the sunshine and we have all embraced the warm weather by getting outside as much as possible!

In Nursery the children talked about themselves and their features as they created self portraits for the classroom display.  The children also used their fine motor skills to make their very own fruit kebab.

In Reception we shared the story Funny Bones and talked about the repeated refrain and how the use of speech bubbles make the writing more interesting. Our favourite song this week was 'The Skeleton Dance'.  Please see the link : 



We also made our very own story map. 

We are following the Letters and Sounds phonics programme and have completed phase 2 , set 1 letters.  We are beginning to segment and blend the sounds to start our exciting reading journey!  This is a super moment for any teacher.  Please encourage your child to talk about the sounds they have learnt at school. 

In maths we have all practised our counting and number recognition this week.  We used dice, Numicon and a variety of other resources to support this learning.  




  • As explained in detail on our school newsletter, the children are encouraged to wear their own clothes on their birthday instead of sharing sweets.    
  • We are lacking socks in our spare clothing stock, if you have any that we could use we would be highly appreciative.



Talking Bags have been given out to the Jellyfish group this week, please see the bag for instructions.

Please send the children into school wearing their PE on Friday mornings, they will need their full uniform in their bags to change into.  Thank you for your continued support.  







In Foundation Stage the staff are -

Mrs Dhariwal, Mrs Gleed, Miss Taylor and Mrs Todorov 


Mrs Hardy will teach on Wednesday mornings as she is covering  PPA time in the setting. 


If you would like to donate anything to The Foundation Stage we can always use cotton wool, junk modelling, newspapers, shaving foam, pasta. jelly, rice and envelopes. 


Do take a look at the photographs, it is fun to see what the children have been doing at school this week.   


Our Autumn term topics are : All About Me , Autumn and Autumn Celebrations  


Please see below for some information about Reception


  • Water bottles are not to be put into book bags..
  • Please can you help your child recognise their own book bags, maybe one small key ring to make it more recognisable. 
  • Bringing in a piece of fruit/ veg for snack time is allowed, however we will provide a daily snack. 
  • Please check that all items of clothing are clearly labelled  We seem to have many items  being misplaced and these are not always labelled.  This makes it quite a difficult task to help the children find their missing clothes!  


P.E will usually be on Friday mornings.  Please ensure they have their PE kit in school for the whole week as sometimes we have timetable changes.

Thank you for your support. 

We usually go to the library on a Wednesday, so please make sure your child has their library book in their book bag.



Please see below for some information about Nursery


Mondays - Show and Tell / Weekend News 

Tuesdays - Library

Friday We run the Daily Mile.  We would appreciate it if children that attend on that day could wear trainer type shoes.


In phonics we are continuing to listen to and recognise the sounds around us, both outside and inside. 

Reminding your child to be a sound detective will really help develop early phonics skills.  What sounds can they hear around them in the environment and what sounds do they recognise in the words they hear? 


In maths we are really focusing on counting in order 1 - 10 and recognising the numeral that corresponds with the number.  We are also working on careful counting when counting out objects in order to improve accuracy.

Important Dates


Tuesday 3rd September - INSET day

Wednesday 4th September - Children start back at school 

Thursday 19th September - PTA meeting (all welcome)

Tuesday 8th October - Drama workshops in the am 

Tuesday 15th October - Parents evening 4-7pm

Thursday 17th October - Parents evening 4-7pm

Thursday 24th October - Celebration morning (TBC)

Friday 25th October - INSET day 

Monday 28th October - Half term 

Monday 4th November - Children back to school after half term 

Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair 

Friday 13th December - KS1 Christmas production 

Thursday 19th December - Last day of term - 2.15pm finish