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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 Murray are working with us this year as well. .

Mrs Hathaway is with us on a Wednesday.


Term 2

As our term 2 topic 'Time to Party' comes to an end we look back on an amazing performance of Born in a Barn, with some fabulous singing and amazing story telling.  Thank you to everyone who came to support us in our show.

We have enjoyed finding out about the celebrations of Halloween and Diwali and are now heading towards Christmas.

Last week we walked to the post box and sent our own letters to Santa.  Let's hope we get a reply!

To make things a bit more festive, we also enjoyed playing in the snow!!  (real snow!!) 


This week at school sees us having Christmas Lunch and taking part in Christmas jumper day on Friday.  


Next week we will be having our EYFS Christmas party (with Glowsticks) on Monday evening at 4pm .  This will be one of our highlights for this term, when we have dancing and party tea with our parents and families.




Next term our topic will be  'Winter Wonderland' 

We will also be having a mini topic about Chinese New Year before the February holiday.



During term 3 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.  



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

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 from Mrs Tout.


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.



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


Diary Dates

Forest School - Please keep an eye on your timetables - Forest School starts again in January


CHICKS WILL CHANGE FOR PE ON A TUESDAY - Full PE kit is needed in school 



Term 2

Planned dates

Thursday 14th December - GSA Xmas Fair - see posters around school

Friday 15th December - Christmas jumper day - wear your christmas Jumper to school and help raise money for charity (£1) 

Friday 15th December - Christmas Lunch day 

Monday 18th December - EYFS Christmas party -4pm-5.30pm parents to attend with children 

Tuesday 19th December - Last Day of term - school finishes at 1.30pm



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