Foundation 2017 - 2018

Miss Hopkins

Miss Campbell

Mrs Tarbuck


The Foundation staff are a happy, close-knit team who endeavour to make the children's transition into school an enjoyable experience. 

Through the Foundation Stage curriculum, we give children the opportunity to learn from first hand experience by participating in a wide range of activities linked to the 7 areas of learning and development.


The 3 prime areas are:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

We like to work in partnership with families and carers to encourage the children to become self-confident and independent learners.



Here in Reception, we are looking forward to starting an adventurous year with our new class of children.  We have loved meeting our new class members and have been busy planning lots of exciting learning experiences based on the topic 'Marvellous Me!'.


Our first two weeks of school have been action packed. The children in Reception have been demonstrating their literacy and maths skills with letter and number recognition games. We will be focusing on these objectives during the first half term. Please practise letter and number recognition with your child at home.

Some beautiful, colourful self-portraits have been produced and the children have all completed our three ‘Challenges’ which results in certificate awarding! We will keep you up to date on our Challenges which will change weekly and will get more challenging at the year goes on. We encourage independence and self-drive to complete these challenges which will be carried out alongside adult and child led learning.

We have loved spending time looking over the All About Me booklets that you have been busy creating at home so thank you for your time and effort with filling them in.

This week is Healthy Schools week and we have lots planned including hula hooping and hand washing workshops, ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ sessions with Year 1 and 2 children every morning and we will even get the chance to whizz up our own delicious fruit smoothie using a fitness bike! Photos to follow. We look forward to the children’s first full time day on Wednesday 20th September.

Please feel free to email any photos of learning at home with explanations to

We invite all children to bring in any artefacts, toys or books that are related to our topic. Please ensure that any items brought in to school are labeled. The children will be able to share them with their friends at school and will sometimes have the opportunity to show the whole class.





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Foundation: Gallery items

Reception Class Gallery, by Miss Campbell

Our First Day in Reception, by Miss Campbell

Foundation: Calendar items

Halloween Disco, by Miss Campbell

Parents' Appointments, by Miss Campbell

Christmas Plays, by Miss Campbell