Foundation 2016 - 2017

Miss Hopkins

Miss Campbell

Mrs Tarbuck

Mrs Amner


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.




This Term our topic is


We are looking forward to embracing our final topic of Reception; Animals! Within this topic, we will be looking specifically at farm animals as well as food that we get from farms. We will also be looking out for signs of change with our weather and outdoor environment as we learn about the season of Summer.

Thank you for all of your photographic evidence of lovely learning experiences that your children have taken part in outside of school. This half term, we would appreciate evidence linked to our topic of Animals. This may be in the form of a sentence that your child has written, a book that they have made, an experience that they have had at a farm or interesting facts that your child is able to talk about with you. In terms of mathematical development, we would love to see your child’s written addition or take away number sentences. ‘4+10=14’.

Or, if you hear some great mathematical language being used by your child, why not send that in an email to us?

For example,

‘Billy counted four yogurts in the fridge. He knew that there are five people in our family. He said “Uh-oh! There isn’t enough. That means Daddy can’t have one!”’


‘Tilly shared out her bag of sweets with her little brother. “We can have four each to make it fair... but there’s one left over. We should put that back in the bag and give it to Mum to make it fair. Or… we could cut it in half and have a piece each.”

The address to email any photos of learning with explanations to is

The children are very excited about our trip to Stockley Farm Park. We are sure they will be very inspired with the real life experiences on offer which will have a positive impact on their topic related learning back at school.


    As usual, children are invited 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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Shiver Me Timbers, by Miss Campbell

E Safety Week, by Miss Campbell

World Book Day in Reception, by Miss Campbell

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