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Welcome to Foundation (EYFS)!


Here you can find out what is happening in our class, all about our topics, special events and class news.

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Welcome back! We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break. 

We are looking forward to an exciting Spring term together smiley



Miss Tomlinson and Miss Throssell  work with the children in F2. 


Miss Slack and Mrs Riley work with the children in F1. 


Miss Smith works with both classes each day. 


F2 children should bring their reading books and diaries everyday. Please bring PE kits ready for our PE session on Monday morning. PE kits can stay in school all week.

F1 Library Books

We have a lovely new collection of books thanks to our recent Book Fair. Please return your book on a Tuesday so you can borrow a new one  smiley   We have all sort of books from Hariy Maclarey and his bone to factual texts on Firefighters and Traditional Stories such as Goldliocks and Jack and the Beanstalk. Enjoy  frown



Our topic this term is...


The world around us 


Welcome back. We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break.  Our topic this half term is ‘The World around us’, focusing on weather, day and night. From welly printing, making colour glasses and learning about Chromatography (colour splitting) we have lots of exciting activities planned. 

Alongside our topic work, in F2 we will be starting our new PE topic, Gymnastics. In Maths we will be introducing subtraction, doubles and halving. In Literacy, we will be learning to write sentences.


We encourage F2 parents to visit Tapestry  regularly to have a look at what your child has been learning at school and add photos and comments about what you have been learning about at home. If you need help logging on to Tapestry, please talk to Miss Tomlinson. 

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Medium term plan

How children learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage 


The EYFS is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting.


Through play and exploration, your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

· Communication and language;

 · Physical development; and

· Personal, social and emotional development.


These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

· Literacy;

· Mathematics;

· Understanding the world; and

· Expressive arts and design.

F2 started their gymnastics topic in PE

Crazy clothes day for Children in Need

F2 did a science experiment! We predicted what would happen when we added different ingredients to our potion

We love our new outdoor area!

Celebrating the arrival of Autumn

In F2 we have been learning to order items by length or height

Here are a few of the activities we have enjoyed since starting back to school this week

Maths at home


Miss Tomlinson has made a leaflet which aims to give parents ideas about the sorts of things you can do with your children to improve their confidence and attainment in Mathematics through every day, playful activities. 

Feel free to print or save the document below and let us know how you get on.

We love sharing stories in Foundation. This is a poem from one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson.

We love sharing stories in Foundation. This is a poem from one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson. 1
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