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 Plummer

Red Class Teacher

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.

E-Safety Week in Reception

This week we have been learning about E-Safety.  Miss Spencer started the week with a whole school Assembly.  The children were introduced to Smartie The Penguin, who gives them tips on how to keep safe on the internet.

Red and Blue Class then;

  • Talked about all the different technology that they use at home.
  • Learnt the song to help keep them safe
  • Role played some of the issues they might encounter, such as what to do if they see a pop up.
  • Collaged a large Smartie the Penguin

Ask your child if they can sing you the song;

“Before you tap and click, you need to stop and think and tell someone.”

Have a lovely half term holiday.

The EYFS Team


A busy week in Reception

This week in reception we have been

  • Learning to count to 20, looking at more, less, greater and fewer.
  • Exploring different emotions in PSHE
  • Playing instruments in time with the music on a given cue.
  • We found out the difference between things that are alive, not alive and things that have never been alive. 

  • Travelling in a range of ways and jumping safely off the big apparatus

    Next week in Maths, we will be applying our understanding of more, less, greater, fewer. We will also be looking at different number combinations to make numbers up to 20. On the 11th February, it is E-Safety day. We will be listening to the story of ‘Smartie the Penguin’ to help us understand how to stay safe when using technology

    Have a lovely weekend.

    The EYFS Team

Week 4, Spring 1

Another great week in Reception, we have been:

  • learning about the artist Bridget Riley and produced our own line painting
  • learning how to play instruments in time with the music on a given cue
  • grouping and pairing numbers
  • thinking about living and never alive
  • creating actions to go with our songs in Singing and Movement

Moving forward, we are ordering numbers to 20, thinking about more, less, greater and fewer.

Have a lovely weekend.

The EYFS Team

Launching our new topic

This week we launched our new topic, ‘Healthy Living.’ We have had lots of fun looking at different types of healthy and unhealthy food. We also made our own healthy plate; we chose different types of food before cutting them out and sticking them onto our plate. On Wednesday we tried different fruit and vegetables including: pomegranate, melon, grapes, pepper and celery. We discussed their taste, smell, look and texture. We have also had lots of fun outside drawing fruit and vegetables on the playground, writing healthy food menus and making different types of food with playdough. If anyone has any spare playdough or would be willing to make some, please could you donate it to Red and Blue class.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

The EYFS Team

Purple Mash Logins


If you don’t have the Purple Mash logins today, please bear with us, some are missing, so we have informed the Administrator and we will have them next week.

Kind Regards

The EYFS Team

Last few bags of reindeer food

A huge thank you for supporting Reception in the selling of reindeer food.  We have the last 10 bags available.  Please pop and see me if you would like one.  It’s £0.50 per bag.

Thank you


Reindeer Food – 3pm Wednesday 18th.

On Wednesday 18th December from 3pm, Reception will be selling reindeer food.  It will be in little pouches, selling for 50p.  We will be under the main shelter on the playground.

All Reception children will be bringing theirs home on Thursday, so this is mainly aimed at younger siblings and Year 1 and 2 children.

Many thanks for your support.

The EYFS Team

Donating rucksacks and lunchboxes


As part of our push on writing outside, if you have old rucksacks (adults or children’s) or lunch bags that you no longer need, would you please consider donating them to Reception.  The plan is to fill them with paper and pens, so that the children can write at any opportunity.

Likewise, if you have any pens/envelopes/felt tips/highlighters etc,  we would happily have them to replenish our stocks.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

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