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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


Mrs Nash and Mrs Pallett will be helping us with our learning in the Ducklings and Miss Catt and Mrs Hathaway will be helping with our learning in the Chicks class.


September sees the start of our first topic -

Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes? (and other facts about me) 

We will be finding out about each other and will be making lots of new friends.  Our focus for the first few weeks of the school year will be around getting to grips with school routines.


Everyone needs to come to school wearing (and being proud of) their purple Gateway jumpers/cardigans.  Don't forget to wear your coat and bring your book bag.  You will need to bring your PE kit in a bag that can stay on your peg, your book bag and your wellington boots that stay in school.




On our first day - Wednesday 4th September - We will come to school for the morning only.   

Please arrive at school at 8.45am.   Please can grown ups make arrangements to collect us at 12noon.


On our second day - Thursday 5th September -  We will be staying at school until 1.15pm.  We will all need a packed lunch from home.  We will spend the morning in class and will have our first lunchtime in the hall before we come home to tell parents all about it!


On our third day  - Friday 6th September -  we will be in school all day from 8.45 until 3pm.  We will need our lunchboxes from home on this day as well.


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.


After a couple of days we will be bringing home sharing books.  We would like to encourage parents to enjoy a story with their children. 

Children are expected to take part in a reading activity 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 1

Diary Dates

Forest School & Show and Tell timetables will be coming home during weeks 1 and 2

Please note - Show and Tell (on specified days) is the only time that children should bring toys into school.  Children should not bring toys into school on any other occasion.


(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 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