Foundation Blog

Welcome to the blog for our foundation classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.

Mrs Barwin

Blue Class Teacher

Miss Lewis

Red Class Teacher

Mrs Reed

Additional Teaching Support

Mrs Haynes

Additional Teaching Support

Our children usually start school, aged 4, into the Foundation Stage Classes. We believe that they should have a slow and steady start to school so that they can become confident in their surroundings and their teachers, feel safe and supported by the routines and valued as individuals to learn and grow in every way. The children enjoy their learning which follows the guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We offer the children a wide range of stimulating and enriched experiences, both indoors and outdoors, so they can develop their skills in an interesting context.



Reception would be very grateful for any unwanted un-used envelopes, such as the junk mail ones.

We would  like them in our writing areas to encourage more writing, but the children get through them very quickly!

Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

Sport Relief – Blue Class

Today we set Blue Class the challenge of running part of a mile.

We measured the playground and found out that 1 mile was 12 laps.  The children all had a sticker, as they finished a lap, they got a mark on their sticker.  We were shocked that every child in Blue Class ran 1 mile.  Some children would have kept on running until lunchtime!!!

Well done Blue Class.

Photos to follow


Run a mile for Sport Relief

Red Class were very enthusiastic this morning when exercising for Sports Relief.

Everyone ran 12 laps of the playground, which totalled a mile each!!

They ran sensibly and safely, making sure that they didn’t cut any corners.

The children showed determination as they kept on running, some even after their mile was finished.

Freddie decided to run 24 laps and was proud to say he had run 2 miles!! He persisted for a long time and didn’t need any breaks! He said, “It was good because I ran quite far!” Well done, Freddie! I’m very impressed with your determination.

We have enjoyed looking at different sports wear, such as rugby tops, football kits, ballerina dresses, tennis dresses and even a leotard.

We are going to carry on looking at different ways to exercise this afternoon. (I think we may sleep well tonight!!!)

Science week for red and blue class

This week red and blue class have been scientists!

On Monday, the whole school launched science day followed by a range of activities in each class, focusing on space. Some of the children’s favourite activities were:

  • Balloon Rockets
  • Making their own rocket model
  • Using a parachute and investigating why objects float in space
  • Wearing a variety of gloves to see how difficult it was to pick things up and write

Throughout the week there were more science activities for the children to explore when they were learning in the areas. We investigated magnetic objects, making bubbles, seeing which objects float and sink, investigating cornflour, wet and dry and using poddley to make spaceships. We had a great time!

We are looking forward to Sport Relief and movie night tomorrow.

Many thanks, Miss Hudson and Miss Skilton

Felt Day

Red and Blue class really enjoyed a felt afternoon with Claire Beaton. We looked at several books which Claire Beaton had illustrated using felt.

We then each had a square of felt and some shapes to make pictures with. Some children decided to use the shapes to make pictures such as houses, flowers or cars, and some children made abstract art.


We then decorated our pictures with beads!

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Tennis in Reception

Red and Blue class enjoyed a tennis lesson with Dan the Tennis Man today.

We started by playing the traffic light game, running for green, running on the spot for yellow, and standing still for red. We then changed it to jump for green, hop on the spot for yellow and stand on one leg for red.


We each took a tennis racket and had a go at taking our ball for a walk. We would lead the ball around the playground and then when we heard ‘sit’ we had to place the racket on top of the ball to keep it still. We could also do ‘doggy tricks’ where we controlled the ball to push it through our legs. The final choice was ‘meet a friend’ where we had to move the ball to our friend.

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Next we had a go at holding the ball like a sausage in a pan on top of our racket. We had to think about only holding it with one hand, then walking around without dropping it. Everyone had a good try at holding the racket with one handed control.


After that, we had a go at hitting the ball using a forehand hit. We let the ball bounce once then had a go at hitting it over the net! This was exciting as some balls went so high!!

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We ended our session with a game of dodge ball, with balls rolling along the floor that we had to avoid.




Sport Relief – 18th March 2016

Sport Relief –  18th March 2016 – The children will be taking part in a range of activities in aid of Sports Relief.  These activities will take place during the School day – hopefully outside if the sunshine remains.

We would like the children to come to school dressed in their favourite sports kit.  Please make sure they are wearing trainers as they will be taking part in sports.

Please send in a small donation, for example £1, which will be donated to Sports Relief charity.

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