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Welcome to Foundation




Please note - the EYFS Open Afternoon on the 19th of September (as advertised on the newsletter) is for prospective parents who are applying for school places for September 2018. 



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 1 

We all had an amazing first full week  at school.  Everyone made lots of new friends and we are starting to learn some of the school routines.

We have already worked towards our first reading sticker and are busy completing our home challenge.



Please bear with us at collection times, it will take us a while to get to know faces.  We will try our hardest to speed things up.  If someone other than you is collecting your child please make sure you let a member of staff know.  If it will be a regular arrangement please send us a photo of the person to help us.



OUR FIRST TOPIC  'Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes?' 

We will be spending time getting to know each other and finding out about each other. 

The children have been busy finding out about each other, sharing stories and creating masterpieces of themselves.


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

Ducklings are at Forest school 21st September

Chicks are at Forest School 28th September

Ducklings are at forest school 5th October

Chicks are at forest school 12th October






EYFS Autumn Celebration afternoon - Parents welcome - Wednesday 11th October 2.15pm in the hall

Term Ends on Friday 20th of October


Term 2

Planned dates

Friday 1st December - EYFS Christmas play - morning session (time to be confirmed) 

Thursday 7th December - First Ever EYFS School Trip!! - (details to be shared later) 

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

(timings to be confirmed - will be after school /early evening) 


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 esential.  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 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