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Welcome to Foundation


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

Mrs Peskett will be helping the Ducklings with their learning when Mrs Stone isn't in class.




Term 2 (Time for a Party) 

This term we have been  thinking about (and joining in with lots of celebrations and parties) that happen around the world.

We had a lovely time learning about Diwalli (ending our mini topic with a feast) and had a great time at our Halloween Party.

As part of our Christmas celebrations we have written and posted letters to Santa and enjoyed looking after our elves who are visiting from the North Pole.   Our EYFS performances of the Wriggly Nativity were a huge success we sang, danced and performed to some huge audiences.

Everyone 'shone


We continued our Forest School learning with our first ever school trip to Westonbirt Arboretum.  We learned all about the animals (and how they cope in the cold weather).  We loved the bus and especially enjoyed the lunch - lots of children are already asking where we are going next! 

We will be ending our term with our own EYFS Christmas Party.  


Term 3 - Winter / Chinese New Year

Although shorter, term 3 will be just as busy.

We will start our term with a very exciting, whole class Show and Tell - everyone is allowed to bring in one of their Christmas presents to show the class.  We can't wait to see what Santa has brought.

We will be finding out about Winter, and the animals that live in cold places.  Hopefully we might get some real snow to explore! 


During the second half of the term we will be finding out about Chinese New Year and comparing the celebrations to those that we had recently.

We will be finding out about Chinese traditions and will be ending our topic with our Chinese Feast with parents.  Everyone will be invited back to school to celebrate the childrens work and to share a chinese meal.

Keep an eye out for more information.



During the mornings all children should be encouraged to leave their bookbag in the boxes as they come into the classrooms and to hang their coats on their pegs.  The children will then have a job to completed before the bells at 8.55 for registration time.  At 9.05 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 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.


Diary Dates

18th December - EYFS Christmas party with parents (4.30pm in the hall) 

Bring along your parents and a plate of party food for some Glowstick fun.

School closes at 1.30pm on Thursday 20th December


7th January - WHOLE CLASS SHOW AND TELL (Ducklings and Chicks) 

18th January - FOREST SCHOOL - Ducklings

21st January - Heights and Weights Day - National Program

23th January - FOREST SCHOOL - Chicks

1st February - FOREST SCHOOL - Ducklings

8th February - FOREST SCHOOL - Chicks


More information to follow.

(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 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