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.

Update from Red and Blue Class re photos


We are very sorry, but we have been trying to blog photos for 2 days, but we are receiving error messages.  Maybe our technology needs a Christmas break too.

Every child has a photo in their Learning Journey of their part in the play, meeting Father Christmas and eating their lunch.

Merry Christmas


A very busy week

Nearly there!! It has been such a busy week in School.  On Tuesday we went to St Lukes Church to sing carols.  We had a lovely time and the children nearly raised the roof.

On Wednesday the children had their Christmas lunch in the hall.  It’s such a special day, the children all eat together, served by the staff.  The Parent Helpers do a lovely job of decorating the hall – thank you.

We then had a surprise visitor who landed in the car park!!!!  The children were very excited and all received a gift.  Miss Lewis and I were very proud of Red and Blue Class who had lovely manners and sat very nicely throughout.

Well done to all of our children who have had a great first term at school, we have enjoyed teaching you and after a little break, we will be ready for the fun of Spring Term. Photos to follow.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin


Festive Clothes – Weds 16th Dec

Just a reminder that children can wear something “festive” for school tomorrow i.e. a Christmas jumper, Christmas hat/headband or clothes in festive colours (red,green, gold, silver). School uniform does not have to be worn. Thank you.

The toys of Christmas

Red and Blue class did a fantastic Christmas play acting out the toys of Christmas coming to life to tell the story of Christmas.

We were very proud of every child for learning their words, singing the songs and standing on stage in front of an audience.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

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Magnificent Moments – Parents, we need your help


We are very keen to hear about your child’s achievements outside of school.

If your child is a member of a club and they are awarded a medal/certificate/badge etc, then we would love to hear about it.

You can help us by;

  • photocopying the certificate for our display in the Dining Room
  • Bring in a photo of your child competing or holding their badge/certificate/medal/trophy.

Please ask your child to hand it in to their class teacher.

We will be displaying them all year, so don’t worry about finding something straight away.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin


Red and Blue Class end of term reminders


We hope you are looking forward to seeing the children in their Christmas Play Tuesday or Wednesday.

A few end of term reminders;

Library books will be collected in on Friday 11th December.

Home Learning will be collected in on Wednesday 9th December and returned in January.

Reading Books will be collected in on Wednesday 16th December and returned in January.

PE bags will be sent home at the end of this week, please do check the contents still fit and everything is named.

Many Thanks for your support this term, Miss Lewis and I appreciate it and we are looking forward to the Spring Term.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


A Windy Day

Today, Red and Blue class noticed it was very windy outside.

Some children decided to make material kites to see what happened. They held the kites up in the air and watched as the wind blew them.

Billy-Joe noticed “It blowing”

Sammy-Joe said “It the wind”

Autman “It flying like a bird”

Rajib said “When it go forward it go windy”

The children noticed the wind was making the material fly around and watched to see what happened as they ran with it.

We decided to add a washing like to see if the material would move if no one touched it. They were interested to see that it still moved and flapped about.

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Christmas is coming!!

This week, Red and Blue have been getting ready for Christmas.

On Tuesday morning, the children came in to find a Christmas table had appeared! Each day 1 child will open a door on our advent calendar, and another child will add a bauble to the tree. We have been watching in excitement to see what appears behind each door.

We have been rehearsing for our Christmas play each day. The children are remembering the lyrics for the songs and have been showing their enthusiasm! We wont say any more so it is a surprise! If your child has been sent home with words, please help them to learn their lines!

Earlier this week, each child chose a decoration to make for Christmas. Some chose to make a Christmas tree, some chose a snow man, others chose Father Christmas! We chose 3 from each class to be displayed in the hall, these children put them on the tree in Meeting with Mrs Cooper. The decorations are on display in class and will be coming home for Christmas.

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Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

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