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.


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:


The children have embraced our daily phonics lessons. 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! 

We also invite 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.



Summer Term 2:

Super Scientists!

Back in our classroom, we have been carrying out our science experiments. 

Have you heard of the rising raisins experiments?


We placed a raisin in a glass of fizzy water and watched.

Here is what we found:

  • The raisin picked up bubbles of gas and floated to the surface.
  • The bubbles then floated away and the raisin sank again.
  • The cycle continued - up, down, up, down!
  • You need very fizzy liquid.
  • The smaller the raisin, the better it floats and sinks.

Why not try this experiment at home with different objects like paperclips and popcorn?


Funky Foam


We loved mixing shaving gel and feeling it turn into foam.

We made our foam even more sensory by adding blue, green and pink powder paint.  We learn't a lot about colour mixing!

Finally, we wrote words in the foam and worked on our maths skills using the slimy numicon.



Files to Download

Foundation: News items

International Fortnight, by Miss Campbell

Imagine That, by Miss Campbell

Hinduism Dance Day, by Miss Campbell

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Foundation: Gallery items

Christmas, by Miss Campbell

Reception Class Gallery, by Miss Campbell

Foundation: Calendar items

Reception/KS1 assembly, by Miss Campbell

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

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