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Welcome to Foundation



Mrs Stone is the class teacher in the Ducklings and Mrs Scovell is the class teacher in the Chicks.

 Mrs Murray and Mrs Rice are working with us this year as well. .

Mrs Hathaway is with us on a Wednesday.


What an exciting 5th term we have had!!!  Our 'In the Garden' topic saw us meet Jonathan from Jonathan's jungle, Elsa and Elvis (the spiders), Nacho (the snake), Raphael (the grasshopper) and Martha the millipede who likes to do a big smelly poo if she is scared!

Our assembly was a huge success, lots of parents came along to watch our performance where the children sang songs, wore amazing costumes and shared their learning.  Everyone spoke into the popstar microphone, speaking clearly and teaching the audience lots of new facts!


On the last day of term we set our butterflies free, we have been watching them grow from caterpillars into butterflies .  We saw them hatch from cocoons and talked about their adventures as the explore the outside.


WE ARE NOW IN OUR FINAL TERM - Term 6 - Adventures and Journeys.


This term we will be mainly following the interests of the children and having lots of fun exploring the things that matter most to them.  Do you want to find out about dinosaurs, pirates, fairies or something else. Everyone will get a chance to have an input.

We will also be thinking about some of our own adventures as we start to focus on our journey into Year 1.  This will be a brilliant adventure for everyone as we start to find out about some of the things that Year 1's do and have been learning about.




We have some very exciting dates in the diary already - Please keep checking back for more details and updates.


Diary Dates


Monday 5th June - Back to school

Thursday 8th June - GSA disco - please see posters around school

15th June - Ducklings at Forest School

16th June - DEN DAY

20th June - Meeting for new EYFS parents (in hall at 6pm)

22nd June - Chicks at Forest School

23rd June - CAMO DAY

27th June - Seaside Visit - additional information to follow

29th June - Ducklings at Forest School

30th June - Preschool visiting us

3rd July - Mini Olympics - more details to follow

6th July - Chicks at Forest School

7th July - Preschool visiting us

10th July - Transition morning - children will visit their Yr 1 teacher - come to school as normal

13th July - REST OF SCHOOL Sports day - We will be joining them for a picnic lunch with parents

14th July - EYFS Sports morning 10am start followed by ice lollies.  Parents welcome.

18th July - EYFS Park and Picnic morning

20th July - Last day of term - children leave school at 1.30pm





The children will be continuing with their linked learning sessions from 8.45 until 9.05.  Children are expected to come into class and begin their independent learning. All of the activities are designed to be an opportunity for the children to develop and apply skills that they have been working on in class.

Please support us with these expectations, children should be encouraged to come into school quickly (and promptly) and to begin their learning  in a timely fashion. 

As we move closer to Year 1, it would be fantastic if the children could work on their organisational and independent skills when coming into their classes all by themselves



Children are expected to complete homework ready for Monday and are aiming to read at least 4 times each week.  Anyone who reads at least 4 times during the week will receive a special sticker.  Children who receive a sticker each week for the whole term will receive a certificate at the end of term from Mrs Tout.


We will be continuing with our Phonics and Maths groups for our daily focused sessions 




PE will either be on Tuesday or Wednesday morning.  As the weather improves we may have additional PE sessions outside.  Please make sure PE kit is in school every day.  If you would like to send in trainers to be worn outside, please make sure they are named.





Please keep sending them in 



Please can we remind you that if your child is poorly they should not be coming into school, and if they have been poorly, needing to be sent home from school they should not return until they have been well for 48 hours. 

If your child is unable to come to school parents should telephone the school office.


If your child has any medication that needs to be administered in an emergency e.g inhalers - please send them into school and contact the office to complete the necessary paperwork.  This paperwork needs to be completed before the medicine is left in school



Please ensure children bring a jumper and a coat to school every day.  We are learning outside daily and suitable clothing is esential.  As the weather gets hotter we will be outside more often.  Please make sure that sunhats are in school daily and that sun cream has been applied.  Should additional sun cream need to be sent into school it must be in the original packaging, clearly named and handed to a member of staff. 



The children need to have their wellington boots in school every day.



Please make sure everything is named - some biro name labels have faded with washing over the past 2 terms !

Bookbags, reading records and reading books should be in school every day





If you need any further information or need to ask any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Stone on  nsto6899@gateway.oxon.sch.uk or by speaking to a member of the team.

Jolly Phonics Songs in correct order! (Letters and Sounds)

Jolly Phonics Letters and Sounds Teaching Sequence with ALL Grapheme variations

Term 2 - Overview

Term 2

Term 2 1 Exploring the mud kitchen
Term 2 2 Autumn Leaf Art
Term 2 3 Numicon Sandwiches
Term 2 4 Investigative Maths
Term 2 5 My Snowman
Term 2 6 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 7 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 8 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 9 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 10 Diwalli Feast
Term 2 11 Diva lamps
Term 2 12 Diva Lamps
Term 2 13 Rangoli Patterns
Term 2 14 Rangoli Patterns
Term 2 15 Computer work
Term 2 16 Firework pictures
Term 2 17 Firework pictures
Term 2 18 Outdoor play
Term 2 19 Outdoor Play
Term 2 20 Outdoor Play
Term 2 21 Outdoor Play
Term 2 22 Outdoor Play
Term 2 23 Outdoor Play
Term 2 24 Outdoor Play
Term 2 25 Using money
Term 2 26 Forest School - leaf art
Term 2 27 Children in Need - Spotty maths
Term 2 28 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 29 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 30 Posting letters to Father Christmas
Term 2 31 Wriggly Nativity
Term 2 32 Wriggly Nativity - Angels
Term 2 33 Wriggly Nativity - Narrating Stars
Term 2 34 Wriggly Nativity - Wisemen and their camels
Term 2 35 Wriggly Nativity - Shepherds and their Sheep
Term 2 36 Wriggly Nativity - Dancing animals
Term 2 37 Wriggly Nativity - Mary, Joseph and the donkey