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.

Day 2 of selling our vegetables

Another successful day of picking the vegetables to sell after school.  Today our Year 2 children had their turn.  What an amazing crop!

Mrs Ali has some fantastic recipes if anyone needs inspiration.

Thank you Year 2, the money raised will buy more seeds for our children to plant.

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Early Years Week 1 in School

Well done to all the children this week, they have coped very well with transition to their new school.  The Early Years Team have enjoyed getting to know the children a little bit better and we’re looking forward to next week.

The hours next week are:

Monday 8:50 – 12:00

Tuesday 8:50 – 12:00

Wednesday 8:50 – 1:15

Thursday 8:50 – 1:15

Friday 8:50 – 3:15

The doors and gate will shut as near to 9:00 as possible.  If you arrive after 9:00, you will need to sign in at Reception.

Please don’t worry about school dinners, it’s one of the favourite parts of the school day.  The Early Years Team will be on hand for the first few weeks.  If your child doesn’t eat very much, we will let you know so that you can give them a substantial snack after school.  If your child has any food allergies, we would like to meet with you, so that we can be certain what the children have is appropriate.  Please remember that you can alternate between packed lunches and school dinners.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis





New Parents/Transition Feedback – Thank you


Some time ago, you may remember that you filled out a Transition Questionnaire.   We took on board your feedback and adapted for our new cohort.

The changes we made were;

  • 2 transition meetings to allow those parents who got CHIS on continued interest to have a meeting
  • a soft close in September to allow parents to chat to us on the door at collection time
  • we visited every Nursery and met every child
  • we are having a “bring your Parent to School” day in the Autumn Term
  • children will be welcomed to start school full time within 7 days.

We will continue to use your feedback in September to ensure a happy transition for every child.

Many Thanks

We wish you a lovely restful Summer.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis



Red and Blue – Collecting in Books


We have collected your childs library book ready for the end of term. If you have not yet returned a library book, please return it as soon as possible.

This week we will be collecting in reading books, reading diaries and home learning books. We will be passing these to the Year One teachers ready for September.

Please remember to use Bug Club if you wish to read with your child.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

Red Class Learning Outdoors

Red Class have really enjoyed exploring our new outdoor resources.

They have been aiming a quoit at a bottle, weaving material around bike wheels, exploring the garage, learning to order large Numicon and counting the holes with balls. The definite favourite has been exploring our new water wall, thinking where to pour, predicting what will happen, and problem solving to stop the ground being flooded.

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Red Class meet Beaumont Students

Today, Red Class were very lucky to meet students from Beaumont school. Everyone was paired up with a student and each will be making a book for the children in our class.


The students spoke to Red Class about their interests and friends so they could make a personalised book based around things they enjoy and like.

To top off a fantastic time, each student read a story to their partner.

We had a great time meeting you all and look forward to seeing the books. Well done to Red Class for talking so clearly about their interests!


This week in Red Class

The children have had a lovely week in Red Class.

Mrs Maitland kindly taught everyone how to make felt! The children manipulated the felt to make a background, then wet it, added decorations and rolled it out. We are so proud of the children showing such an interest and working so hard.

7 children stood for election to School Council, they each prepared a speech and shared this confidently with their friends. We then asked questions and they were able to give some ideas to us. Congratulations to our new councillors and well done to you all for your speeches.

The children enjoyed the skipping day today, remembering to jump like Tigger.

Enjoy the weekend

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Congratulations New School Councillors

Huge congratulations to our new School Councillors who have been elected today.  We are thrilled that we have 4 new Councillors from Red and Blue Class.  Our new Councillors are:

Red – Alex B and Ollie

Blue – Bonita and Sam

Purple – Taneem and Emily

Green – Eddie and Teghan

Gold – Catherine, Toby and Daniel (3 due to a draw)

Silver – Kyle and Sarah

I look forward to working with you over the remaining Summer Term and Autumn 1.

Please look out for their photos in the foyer.

Well done!

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