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Welcome to Foundation


Mrs Stone is the class teacher (and keyworker) for the Ducklings and Miss Mayall is the teacher (and keyworker) for the Chicks class.




Term 4 was a busy one with lots of exciting visits and visitors.  We went to visit a building site, had some policemen in to see us and spent time with some fire fighters.  On World Book Day we all dressed up as our favourite characters and had a Supertato day and during Science week we went on a very exciting visit to the Cotswold Farm Park.  



For this topic we will be focusing on things that live in the garden, things that grow in the garden and games that we can play in the garden.  As the weather (hopefully) gets warmer we will be spending lots of time outside.  We have been entered into several 'growing' competitions - so will have our produce to focus on and hopefully we will be able to invite parents in toward the end of our topic to join us for some extra 'in the garden' fun.



In order to promote and develop the independence of the children  we would like to ask them to say goodbye to parents at the EYFS gate and to start to come into the classrooms on their own in the mornings.  We realise that this will be easier for some children than others, but hope that we can all work together on this.

Children should be encouraged to come in and organise themselves where possible.  They should put their reading books in the basket and their bookbags in the box.

 The children will then have a task to complete before for registration time. 

At 9.10 each day we will be taking part in Wake Up Shake Up in our classes


A  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.  If a sharing book comes home we would like to encourage parents to enjoy a story with their children. 

Children are expected to read at home at least 4 times each week. 


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.


Term 5

Diary Dates

23rd April - EGG TRUCK TESTING - don't forget to bring your holiday project into school today

26th April - Ducklings @ Forest School


THURSDAY 2nd May - Chicks @ Forest



10th MAY - Ducklings @ Forest School

14th May - EYFS Eye Tests

17th May - Chicks @ Forest School

20th May - Dentist in to see all children who are 5 years old - National program for monitoring




(All dates are subject to change - please keep checking this page for the latest information) 



Please remember to send them in - we will be creating a 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.


Ducklings have PE every Tuesday - Chicks have PE every Wednesday. 

Please make sure full PE kit is in school every day.  (Plain White T Shirt, Black Shorts and PE Shoes) 

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 (EYFS Phase Leader) at  nsto6899@gateway.oxon.sch.uk or by speaking to a member of the team.

Term 5 - Overview (in The Garden)

Term 4 Overview - Hats

Term 3 2019 Overview

Term 2 - Overview

TERM 1 - Overview of learning

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

Jolly Phonics Letters and Sounds Teaching Sequence with ALL Grapheme variations

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