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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.



A school packed lunch has been ordered for each child to have on Friday, and then for the whole of the first full week in school.  Lunches usually consist of a sandwich/roll, a cake, 2 fruit portions and a juice cup.  All children are given a drink of water.   

Should parents wish to send in a packed lunch from home for these days, lunchpacks should be left in classes (clearly named on the outside)


On Friday 7th of September a login will be supplied for each parent to enable them to log in to the ParentPay system and to order school lunches for the 2nd week.  All orders must be completed before midnight on the Thursday of the week preceeding the required meals.   

Even though EYFS children are not required to pay for meals they will still require parents to log in to the system and order their lunches for them. There will be a choice of a hot meat, a hot veggie, a jacket potato (with a selection of fillings) or a packed lunch.  Each day there is a pudding! 

 It will be the responsibility of parents to ensure meals are ordered. Children do not need to remember their menu selections as lists are in class daily for wrist bands to be handed out prior to going into the hall.  



Term 1

Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes?  (And other fun facts all about me) 


This term we will be getting to know each other, finding out about each other and settling into school routines.

We will start our term on Thursday 6th September @ 8.45am.  Everyone needs to come to their classrooms and bring all of their exciting new school things with them.  Everyone will need to have their PE Kit and their book bag in school.  Grown ups - please make sure everything is named! 

On Thursday we will be heading home at 12noon.  Please can grown ups make arrangements to collect us from our classrooms at 12noon.

On Friday 7th September we are staying at school for lunch as well.  Please can parents collect at 1.15pm.  

On these days everyone will need to bring a coat, a sun hat and their wellington boots (which will stay at school)  


Our first couple of days will be about settling in to school routines.  We will enjoy some stories and carpet sessions and will spend lots of time exploring the EYFS classrooms and outside space.


From Monday 10th September we are in school full time (from 8.45am until 3pm)


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 an opportunity to explore before the bells at 8.55 for registration time.





A  sharing 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.  Anyone who takes part in a reading activity 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.


Diary Dates

Please watch this space for more information.


(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.


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 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