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Welcome to Foundation


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

 Miss Catt and Mrs Hathaway are working with us this year as well.



Term 5



In true EYFS fashion, term 5 was a busy one.  We had a visit from Jonathans Jungle, with Scarlett the Millepede, Elvis the Spider and some very cool stick insects!  We all got to hold a real snake!

We found out that spiders are sticky and that stick insect poo bounces!

We ended our topic with our Ugly Bug Ball - the children all looked amazing in their masks, had a brilliant time practising our dance moves and had delicious pizza.  The party ended with our minibeast music performance to our parents.

During the topic we also hatched butterflies into the wild.  We watched them change from caterpillars into cocoons and then in to butterflies.  It was very exciting! 




Term 6 is our final term this year.

We will be thinking about adventures.

We will have some adventures of our own, heading to the seaside and will be going on an adventure to another primary school for mini Olympics.  We will be visiting our new Key Stage 1 classes and even hope to squeeze in an adventure to the local park with our friends.


We will be continuing our learning with daily phonics and maths sessions as well as morning tasks, reading and lots of other learning. 


We will be continuing to  start our days with some tasks which we will need to come in to complete.  Please encourage the children to head to their morning table and to make a start on their task. 

In order to promote and develop our independent skills, we would like to challenge the children to start coming into class on their own (saying goodbye to grown ups at the gate)  They will need to organise themselves and make sure they have put their things in the right place.  Please help us with this challenge.


A  reading book will be sent home along with a reading record for parents to complete.  

If children are working with books from within our reading scheme they must do the work and complete the reading.

Children are expected 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 .



Homework will be sent home on a Tuesday to be completed and handed back in on the following Monday.  These will be challenges to keep you all busy at home.  Please support us with these tasks to help your child extend their learning.


The children should be working towards being able to read and write the letters and words independently.


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


Diary Dates

Term 6 - 

June 14th - GSA Disco  (Pay at the door) 

June 19th - We are off to the seaside ! (more information to follow) 

June 20th @ 6pm - Meeting in the hall for parents with children starting in the EYFS in September (Not current parents) 

2nd July - Mini Olympics with other schools from within our partnership

3rd - 6th July - ART SCHOOL FOR THE WEEK - see letter sent home from Mrs Peskett


10th July - EYFS Sports Morning 9.30 Start time on the field - More info to follow

13th July - Summer Fete 

16th July - Moving up morning - please deliver children to their EYFS classes as usual. 

They will spend the morning meeting their new teachers and classes.

23rd July - EYFS Visit to the park

24th July - School closes for the summer @ 1.30pm


(All dates are subject to change - please keep checking this page for updates) 






Please remember to send them in - we are creating a weekly display in our classrooms that show all of our amazing learning! 



Please ensure children bring a jumper and a coat to school every day.  We are learning outside daily and suitable clothing is essential.  Everyone needs to have Wellington Boots in school every day.

The weather is getting cold - gloves and hats are essential.


Please make sure everything is named

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




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



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