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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

Thank you  to everyone who came along to our story session on Friday.

There was an amazing buzz as every shared stories (including some of those fantastic stories that the children had written themselves) 

Our story breakfast was lots of fun and we all had a brilliant day in our PJ's

We have raised £45 for the Book Trust! 

Well done Everyone! 




Term 5 was super busy, we had an amazing time meeting Jonathan and his minibeast friends at the beginning of our topic and had a lovely time at our picnic at the end of our topic.  Everyone agreed that sandwiches taste delicious when you make them yourself!


For Term 6 we will be moving on to our final topic - Adventures.

During this term we will be thinking about some of the adventures that we are going to have soon.  We will spend lots of time thinking about our adventures into Year 1, the adventures of the new children coming into the EYFS and are already looking forward to our adventure to the seaside with out friends.

With adventures sometimes we get nerves as well, we will be spending lots of time talking to the children about the nerves and the funny feelings in their tummies, as well as what they can do to make sure they are safe and secure.

Asking questions is good - we will have lots of questions!


This term also sees us taking part in a football day with Carterton Football Club, a whole school Creative Arts Week, Camo day and our EYFS Sports Day.  The term will whizz by, so we want to make sure everyone has lots of fun as the year comes to an end.  Blink and you will miss Term 6!





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 6

Diary Dates


7th June - Pajama Rama Day -  Come to school wearing your PJ's and make a donation of £1 to the Book Trust.   Breakfast will be served to EYFS Children at our Story Breakfast from 8.15am.    

Parents are invited to join us in the hall @ 2.30 for a story sharing session.


10th June  - Football Day with Carterton Football Club-  Everyone must have full PE kit (including PE trainers /shoes) in school


13th June - Ducklings @ Forest School

14th June - Chicks @ Forest School


19th June (6pm) Meeting for parents of children starting in the EYFS September 2019 (not current children) 



28th June - CAMO DAY - Come to school wearing Camo clothes for a day of fun!



4th July - Ducklings @ Forest School

11th July - Chicks @ Forest School


11th July - REPORTS COME HOME TODAY - Children will find out which class they are going into for Yr 1 today

13th July - GSA Summer Fete

15th July - Transition morning - Children come to their normal classes at 8.45 and will head off to meet their new teacher after assembly.

18th July - EYFS Sports morning  - Details to follow 

22nd July - EYFS visit to the park - Details to follow

23rd July - School ends for the summer at 1.30pm 



(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 Thursday  - 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 a spoonful of Calpol is needed to get them through the day (before they set off to school) the children probably aren't well enough to be in school. 

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.

Jonathans Jungle - Chicks

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