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.

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.


Do you have a mini trampoline?


We are looking to get a mini trampoline/trampette so thought I would ask if any families have any they no longer use.

If you have one that you no longer need or use  and would be happy to donate to the school please could you come and talk to Miss Lewis when we come back from half term?

Many thanks

Do you have an unwanted stair gate?


We are looking to purchase a stair gate, but thought I would check first to see if anyone has one that they don’t require anymore.

If you do have one and would be willing to donate it to the school, please pop and see me.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

Help with books please


Next week we are learning about the world, how we affect it and how we can make a difference such as recycling and not littering to protect the oceans.

If you have any books that could help us, could you bring them in for us to share with the children, we will return them the same day.

Many Thanks

Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin

Red and Blue Class – Bears everywhere!

This week we have been Bear crazy, linked to our Literacy text “A Brave Bear.”  The children have been;

  • Writing to Baby Bear to tell him how to keep cool in the heat
  • Writing thank you cards to Daddy Bear for helping
  • Making split pin bears
  • Painting bears, using forks for detail
  • Role-playing “We’re going on a Bear Hunt”
  • Writing their own bear stories, thinking about the characters, setting and plot
  • Making construction chairs for bears, for all 3 sizes.
  • Making a bridge in the water tray, that could carry the weight of a bear
  • Making caves outside using any large construction
  • Making stepping stones outside for the bears to cross the river

It’s been a great week.

See you Monday, have a lovely weekend.




If you are able to make or donate any playdough to reception we would be very grateful. We are looking at making butterflies during Outdoor Classroom Day so would appreciate a range of colours so the children can make them colourful.


Drama Lama

Well, you would never believe it has been a 4 day week, I think we have squeezed 5 days into 4.

This week has been high drama!!!!  The children were working with their learning partner to act out their favourite part of our Literacy Text “A Brave Bear” they were sitting under the shade of a tree, splashing in the cool river and jumping on stepping stones.  We were all very impressed with how the children worked together and used drama to express themselves.

Today we had a Drama group called Make Believe in School, they played games and then started to learn a dance routine to Shotgun.

It’s been a great week.

Have a lovely (hopefully dry) weekend.



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