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.

Week 6 Planning- The Night Pirates

Hello Reception,

Can you believe there are only two weeks left of being in Reception!? We hope you have been enjoying the learning that we have been setting as much as we have enjoyed planning and teaching it. This week’s planning is based on ‘The Night Pirates.’ Please refer to the planning attached below.

Week 6- The Night Pirates Planning

Chilli Challenge- Connor the Caterpillar

Connor the Caterpillar

Mrs Haynes sent out a ParentMail regarding the Maltings Art competition. If you are attending school, we’ll be completing artwork for the competition in school. If you are not in school, please refer to the ParentMail for details about the competition.

Have a wonderful week,

The EYFS Team.

All About Me Sheet

Hello Reception (soon to be Year 1!!!)

Mrs Caramelo and I enjoyed seeing some of you on Zoom today! We’re looking forward to being your Year One teachers from September. As we mentioned on the Zoom call, over the summer holidays, we would like you to make an ‘All about me’ sheet so that we can get to know you more.

You will need to fold an A4 piece of paper into 4. In each box, please can you write the headings ‘My family’, ‘Favourite toy’, ‘Favourite book’ and ‘Favourite area in the classroom’. In each of the boxes, please could you draw a picture, you could also write a label. Below are mine and Mrs Caramelo’s ‘All about me sheets.’

Mrs Caramelo’s:

Miss Plummer’s

All the best,

Miss Plummer and Mrs Caramelo


Week 5, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch


Hello Reception.

We hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend. Please find Week 5’s planning attached to the blog. The planning this week is based on the story, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.’

We hope you have a lovely week.

The EYFS Team

Week 5 – The lighthouse keepers lunch

places in our community

Lighthouse Information Powerpoint

All About Lighthouses

Connor the Caterpillar

Chilli Challenge- Connor the Caterpillar

Music 29th June

Planning week commencing 22nd June – The snail and the whale


Please find attached the planning for this week, we hope you are enjoying this new style as much as we are.  This week is the fantastic story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.  Continue to send in your great learning on Tapestry or e-mail, you are doing so well.

Week 4

Under the sea subtraction up to 10

The Little Fish addition up to 20

Season Wheel

Ideas to encourage children to be active

Mrs Hostein has planned a Sports Day from home for you, as we would have been having Sports Day this week (it would have been a hot one!!)  We blogged something similar a while back, so don’t worry if you have already done it, you will be experts this time!!!!

Sports Day blog

A great music lesson planned by Mrs Cameron – THANK YOU!

You will need these picture cards for the Science Lesson, the attachment was too big to attach.  Sorry

All the best.

The EYFS Team

Planning- Week commencing 15th June

Hello Reception!

We hope you are all well and have been able to enjoy the sunshine over the weekend. This week’s planning is based on the book ‘Handa’s Surprise.’ Some tasks have been highlighted, if you are in school Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, please do not complete these activities at home.

Mrs Barwin and I really enjoyed seeing the learning that you completed on Purple Mash, it was also lovely to hear how much some of you enjoyed the activities that we uploaded. We have added some more activities on Purple Mash this week for you to complete. They can be found under the ‘to do’ section.

Have a lovely week.

The EYFS Team

This week’s planning:

Week 3

Basket Template

Coloured Strips Template

Fastest Finger Coin Recognition Cards

Fastest Finger Coin Recognition Coin Mat

Fun things to do at home; cooking activities

Good morning

County have created some recipe cards that are in an ‘easy-to-use’ format, with clear instructions for ingredients and utensils needed. This includes a clearly explained ‘method’ for following the recipes with photographs and some adaptations that could be made so that all tastes are catered for.  These will be great for you to try at home.

In addition to the recipe cards there are some links to the Early Years Outcomes for Reception children and pre schoolers.

Planning- Week Commencing 8th June

Hello everyone.

Please find attached the planning for the week commencing 8th June. This week’s theme is based on the story, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ Just like last week’s planning, some tasks are highlighted. If you are in school Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, please don’t complete the highlighted activities at home as these tasks will be completed in school.

Week 2


This week’s planning also includes Purple Mash tasks. If you haven’t used Purple Mash before, you can access the site by clicking this link:

Once you are logged in, you’ll be able to see the ‘2Dos’ that have been set. You can find these tasks by pressing the red ‘2Do’ button at the top of the page.

Please email the class email addresses if you have any problems.

Have fun and good luck!

All the best,

The EYFS Team




Hello from Blue Class

The Blue Class children who returned on Thursday and Friday have been sharing their lockdown memories with each other and would like to share with friends they haven’t been able to see yet.

Megan “I had my birthday. I had lots of presents and a unicorn Elsa cake.”

Jonah ” I liked playing with my brother. We played snakes and ladders and I won.”

Aiden “The Easter Bunny put one egg in my house and three in the garden and I ate them all.”

Maysan “I liked playing puzzles with my sister. It was Elsa and Ana.”

Luke “I unwrapped my presents and found a Super Happy Magic Forest book.”

Sara ” I liked playing with my baby sister. We sat on the mat and ate a picnic.”

We hope you all enjoy the weekend.




Hello from Red Class

Hello everyone, we hope you have had a lovely week. More children from Red Class attended school on Thursday and Friday. We shared our favourite memories from lockdown and I thought it would be nice to blog them so that you can see what your friends and teachers have been up.

Tobias: “I liked reading Hairy Maclary .”

Jack: “I enjoyed eating lemon cake that my mum made.”

Emme: “I made a teddy bear zip line. We attached pegs to a hanger and our teddies. They went zooming down.”

Alexander: “I liked playing tag with my daddy.”

Luke: “I liked building a house made of Lego.”

Aiza: “I grew strawberries. There’s lots of strawberries now.”

Manel: “I liked drawing with my sister. I liked drawing my gingerbread man.”

Tommy: “I liked building a puzzle with mummy and daddy after I finished all of my amazing learning.”

Mrs Sabri: “I enjoyed baking biscuits with my kids.”

Miss Plummer: “I have enjoyed taking part in lots of zoom quizzes with my friends and family.”

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Hello from Red Class

Hello everyone, we miss you all so much and hope you’re all well. Today, we shared our favourite memory from lockdown.

Isabelle: “I liked playing doctors with my sister.”

Polly: “I played on my swing with my baby brother.”

George: “Me and my brother built a secret base called an alien base. We used a table, a pillow and my aliens.”

Albert: “I enjoyed making things. I made a dinosaur out of toilet rolls and lolly pop sticks.”

Dylan: “I got Star Wars Lego Mandalorian for doing good learning.”

Aleena: “I did a princess puzzle.”

Ben: “I liked using my bubble machine in the garden.”

Jake: “I made a dinosaur out of Lego.”

Max: “I did a dinosaur puzzle.”

Kirin: “I built a car out of Duplo with my brother.”


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