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.


To all of our wonderful EYFS Parents, thank you for your kind words, support and gifts, we are so very grateful.  Typically during August, we would be delivering thank you notelets, however, this year that may not be possible, so we wanted to write to thank you all.

You have been such a great group of parents, supporting both the school and each other.  You have done a wonderful job of keeping your children safe at home, happy and continuing with their education.

They will all have a fabulous year in Year 1 with Mrs Caramelo and Miss Plummer.

Please wave as you pass in September.

Happy holidays and keep safe.

The EYFS Team

Final Week – Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

This will be the final blog for home learning for this academic year and what a year it has been! Thank you so much for all your support and wonderful emails over the past few months. We all wish you a fantastic summer break and look forward to seeing most of you back in September. Good Luck to our Year 2 children who will be going up to the Juniors – please come back and let us know how you are getting on!

For our final week, we are basing our work on the wonderful story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. This is for all year groups to enjoy.

Have a look at the overview here to decide which activities you want to have a go at. Lost and Found overview


English Lost and Found writing activities

There are no spellings for this week. If you would like to do some spelling work, you can focus on the 100 or 200 High Frequency words. 100-High-Frequency-Words-Word-Mat    200-high-frequency-words-word-mat


Maths Planning Week 7

Tuesday Penguin-Measuring-in-Centimetres-Differentiated-Activity-Sheets        Tuesday Penguin-Measuring-with-Cubes-Differentiated-Activity-Sheet

Wednesday cut-and-stick-number-ordering-1-30-penguin-activity         Wednesday Egg Cut-Outs Wednesday Penguin Themed Number Bonds to 10         Wednesday penguins-adding-and-subtracting-mystery-picture

Thursday 3D-Shape-Penguins       Thursday shape-penguin-activity-sheets

Foundation Subjects

See the overview for instructions or here for additional resources

Art Lost and Found           DT How to make a corner book mark

Geography Lost and Found    Geography- The South Pole    Geography-Empty Suitcase

Music Lost and Found

PSHE Lost and Found

Science Lost and Found

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




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