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.

A busy week in Red Class

Red Class have enjoyed a wide range of activities this week.

We began the week with an autumn walk, looking at how the weather changes and seeking signs of change. The children enjoyed selecting autumnal, orange leaves and brought them back to class to create pictures. They then chose a media to use to create a picture, some children did leaf rubbings, some stuck leaves on paper, some painted and printed their leaves and others drew around them.


We then had our first PE lesson. The children undressed independently and sensibly put their kit on. We looked at moving in different ways, stopping on a signal, changing directions, making our bodies into shapes and even managed some partner work! Mrs Cooper heard how fantastic the children had been and presented us with a gold sticker!


We have had some further time on the apparatus. We have our first child who is confident on the monkey bars without any support. Well done!


Have a lovely weekend.


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Library Day – Red and Blue Class – FRIDAY


Thank you to the parents for reminding me to inform you that our Library day is on Friday.

Every Friday, your child will select a new book after returning their old.

Please ensure it is in their book bags Friday morning, as we go at varying times of the day, so dropping it off later may not work for us.  If your child forgets their book, it will be changed the following Friday.  If it is forgotten for more then 2 weeks, a letter will be sent home.

The library is totally free choice, so you may get a Christmas book in July!  It is a book that you can read to your child, as opposed to them reading it to you.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin


Thank you for the donation

A huge thank you to Mrs Marsh for the donation of bikes and trikes, no sooner were they pushed through the gates they were used and enjoyed.

Any unwanted bikes (especially 2 wheeled) are much appreciated.


What a lovely sunny day!

Red and Blue Class have made the most of the lovely weather today.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning in the tyres and bark, they took the diggers and dumpers to investigate with.

We had joint snack outside which was great fun and there was lots of chat and laughter.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for your prompt lunchtime request forms and the lovely home learning.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

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Week 3 in Red Class

This week, Red Class have enjoyed learning indoors and out. They are becoming more independent in choosing where they would like to explore, with some children choosing areas inside the classroom and others favouring outdoors.

The children have been showing their creativity this week, exploring transport by rolling cars through paint, making their own vehicles and hosting a pretend party with a stickle brick cake.

On Wednesday, the children went to their first whole school Meeting. They sat beautifully and even tried to join in with the songs.

The children enjoyed their first RE lesson with Mrs Lyal, learning about celebrations. This week the children were thinking about Birthdays and how we prepare for them and what we have for a celebration. The children had some fantastic ideas.

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Week 3 in Blue Class

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We have had a great week in Blue Class, we’ve had a mixture of sunshine and showers.

The children are getting into the swing of school, every child now has a job to do in class everyday.  They are going into lunch without us and playing outside with KS1.

The children are enjoying Music with Mr Bainbridge and attending their first whole school meeting on Wednesday.

I enjoyed looking at the range of home learning and they have been returned ready for the weekend.

Thank you for being on time this week, it really helps with us locking the gate at 9:00.

Please remember to keep water bottles out of book bags due to leakages.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Barwin

Home Learning in Green Class

Thank you for all the home learning handed in yesterday. It was carefully completed, with spelling days of the week being particularly popular. It is really useful for the children to become proficient at spelling the days of the week, and writing them neatly  and quite quickly. They will be writing the date frequently at school and to be able to do so correctly and independently will really help them.

We have asked for a photo of the children as babies to be brought into school, which is to help with understanding about the past and how changes occur over time. We’ll return all the photos later in the term.


Red and Blue Class stayed for Lunch

Red and Blue class stayed for lunch today for the first time. We were very proud of the way the children helped themselves to the cutlery, chose their dessert and found a place to sit with their friends.

The children ate very well and enjoyed a play outside with Year 1 and 2.

Please fill out the lunchtime choice form with your child and return it by Friday to your class teacher.

If you are supplying your child with a packed lunch, please remember we are a nut free school.

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

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