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 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!'.


Thank you for the fantastic turn out at our Expectations meeting last week. We hope you found it useful.

We have focused on sounding out three letter words this week such as ‘cot’, ‘sat’, ‘nan’ and ‘bit’. (PHOTOS) We have also focused on the high frequency word ‘can’.

In addition to this, we have focused on correctly forming numbers 1 to 5 using the formation rhymes below.

The children have been sharing some of the things that they can do with their class friends. Are there any achievements that your child is proud of that you would like to share with us at school? The email address to send in photos and a short explanation is below:

reception at

This week, we will be focusing on colours. Does your child speak a different language at home? Do they know any of the colour names in that language? If so, we would love your child to share their knowledge at school.

Our focus book for next week is Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ hilarious book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. (PHOTO)

If your child create’s a colourful picture at home (in crayon or another medium), we would love to display it on our WOW wall at school.

The children have embraced our daily phonics lessons.  This week, we are focusing on the letters j, z, wv and y.  We will be learning the letter names, the sounds that they make and will be learning an action and song to go with each of them.  We are also trying hard to form each of the letters correctly, starting at the right point.  Please have a look for the 'Jolly Phonics' tab at the top of this page.  There, you will find all of the letters, with corresponding songs.  Enjoy! 



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.





Files to Download

Foundation: News items

Phonics Morning, by Miss Campbell

Dino, by Miss Campbell

Supertato Week, by Miss Campbell

Foundation: Blog items

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Foundation: Gallery items

Reception Class Gallery, by Miss Campbell

Our First Day in Reception, by Miss Campbell

Foundation: Calendar items

Parents' Appointments, by Miss Campbell

Christmas Plays, by Miss Campbell

Christmas Play, by Miss Campbell

Belgrave Primary School, Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park, Chester CH4 7QS

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