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.

Roald Dahl Day Friday 13th September

On Friday, EYFS are celebrating Roald Dahl Day, with lots of exciting activities.  If you have any of the following, would you please bring it to Red or Blue Class;

  • Empty plastic bottles (such as drink/water bottles)
  • Playdoh

Many Thanks

The EYFS Team

Red and Blue Class – General Reminders


Welcome to you all and thank you for working with us this week for a smooth start to school.  It’s been a brilliant week for settling in, so thank you.

Some gentle reminders;

  1. Please name everything. It helps your child to be independent. Especially book bags, water bottles and clothing
  2. Please bring in your child’s PE kit if you haven’t already.  We will check all bags next week, as PE will start week 3.
  3. Please bring in lunch choices as soon as possible, but no later than Monday morning.
  4. Please ensure your child has their book bag every day for letters.
  5. Please ask your child to carry their water bottle, please don’t put them in book bags, they have a habit of leaking!
  6. Please help us at home time to say your child’s name, whilst we get used to everyone who picks up.
  7. Please do read all letters and newsletters, it will help you to keep up to date and should tell you everything you need to know.
  8. Please arrive by 8:50, the gates close at 9:00.  Arriving after 9, will be a late on the register.  We start learning at 8:50 every day with Busy Fingers.

Many Thanks

Miss Plummer and Mrs Barwin


EYFS Enjoying the sun

This week, Red and Blue Classes have been making the most of the beautiful weather.

They have enjoyed a range of activities on the field including rolling hoola hoops, throwing and catching bean bags and weighted voils, skipping and other activities.

They have also made the most of using the apparatus outside. We are impressed with how many children are trying the monkey bars!

As we are outside a lot at the moment, we really do need the children to wear hats and have water bottles each day. Please apply suncream before bringing your child to school as we are unable to apply it for them.


Young Writers Competition – EYFS

Thank you to the families who encouraged their children to take part in the My First Riddle, Young Writers competition. We were very grateful for your support with writing at home and encouraging the children to explore a different style of writing.

We have received certificates for the children who took part and the riddles, with parental permission, will be published in a book next term.

Congratulations to those involved!

We will find out in September if any of our children were selected to win a book voucher or if any children won the prize for the school.


New School Councillors – Congratulations

Huge congratulations to our new school councillors who were elected by their classmates, after reading a presentation aloud.

I look forward to working with the following children;

Leo, Ada, Lola, Mark, Seb, Neve, Sam J, Emily.

Their first task will be to welcome our new parents to our school on the 2nd July.  Followed by a sale on the playground of goodies left over from the Summer Fair.  The councillors will be in post until October.


Mrs Barwin

Red and Blue Classes – School Councillors

It’s now that time of year that Red and Blue Class children can stand to be school councillors.  Today your child might be coming home with their Election Presentation Paper.

If they didn’t want to stand for councillor, they didn’t take a letter.  They will have at least 7 more opportunities to be councillor in Year 1 and Year 2.

If your child would like to stand, they need to complete the presentation paper (with your help) and be able to stand up in front of their class to be elected.  Presentations must be returned by Wednesday 19th June.

Any questions, please ask the EYFS Team.

Thank you

A fun week in Red and Blue Class

Welcome back to the final 1/2 term.

This week the children have been writing at length, thinking about content, finger spaces and full stops.

They have been thinking about patterns in number, such as bonds to 10.

They have been writing Book Reviews for familiar stories.

They have started to learn about a range of animals in preparation for our trip.

We have been using Djembe drums in Music, following patterns.

We are starting to get excited about our end of year trip to Paradise Wildlife Park.

Have a lovely weekend (keep dry!)

Nature Reserve with Eco Ambassadors and School Councillors

This week, Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis met with the Eco Ambassadors and School Councillors. The children were encouraged to build nature reserves to live outside.

They scooped mud into large trays then added seeds, water pots, leaves for decoration and some logs.

We then explored our nature reserves and noticed we already had some creatures, a slug and a woodlouse. They then chose to put some water in the nature reserve for animals to drink.

The children chose where they would like the nature reserves to live so that they could be accessible for the animals and somewhere where they could keep an eye on any growth.


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