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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 1 (AUTUMN) 

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


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

Already we have been learning routines and getting to know our new friends. 

During Term 1 our topic will be 'Do you like ketchcup on your cornflakes? and other facts about me'

For the end of term 1 we have a mini topic all about Autumn.


So far we  have been out for an autumn walk, spent time in the forest area thinking about how wildlife prepares for winter and even managed to fit in some leaf throwing fun!

This week we had a very special visitor to our class. Farmer Rob bought the little red hen to school for us to see.  We all had a chance to say 'hello' and have a stroke.

The little red hen had a fly around the classroom and even managed to turn on the laptop!


This week is our final week of term 1 - we will be doing some more baking and we hope that lots of parents are able to come along to see our Autumn Celebration performance.

We will be in the school hall on Thursday 18th October at 2.15pm




Next term our topic is even more exciting - it will be called TIME FOR A PARTY


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


Thursday 18th October 2.15pm - EYFS Autumn Celebration (this is an EYFS only event) 

We will be in the hall sharing some of our amazing work.

Everyone is invited! 


1st November EYFS Halloween Party (Spiderman, Elsa and Batman are also welcome)  5.10 until 5.55pm in Ducklings classroom.  £2 entry.  This is a children only event



(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  nsto6899@gateway.oxon.sch.uk or by speaking to a member of the team.

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 - 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