Foundation Stage

Weekly Blog 

29th June 2018
This week as part of our ‘Farms Topic’ we have been reading ‘What the Ladybird heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We were great at hearing the rhymes in the story and joining in with the animal sounds.

15th June 2018
We have been observing our class caterpillars closely with our magnifying glasses and thinking about what they will turn into next.
We watched an episode of ‘Come Outside’ and found out about the different types of butterflies and the difference between butterflies and moths. We even found out that some caterpillars can be poisonous and have warning stripes, colours and spikes.  

8th June 2018

On Thursday we recieved a parcel and inside there was a pot with five tiny caterpillars in it. They have already started to eat their food and soon they will grow.

25th May 2018

Thank you Sharon Daniels for the wonderful new and very popular mud kitchen.

18th May 2018

Children enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ themed lunch today thanks to Mrs Dobson and the catering ladies.

27th April 2018

This week Foundation children have been reading a book called ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ and decided to make a delicious fruit salad.

20th April 2018

We hope you all had a lovely Easter. We have just begun our garden topic. Thank you for all your donations to our Foundation Fund, which enabled us to buy compost, plant pots and seeds and some extra gardening equipment.

23rd March 2018

Nursery and Reception children have been learning about life in space and aliens. The children are preparing a shopping list for an alien tea party taking place on Tuesday next week. On Friday, the children enjoyed Sport Relief day and had lots of fun. Thank you to Mrs Belshaw and the children in Year 5 and 6 for making this possible.

16th March 2018

We have had fun making fashion items for a fashion show that shows how we have recycled plastic.

We have also had a fun day with our teddy bears letting them enjoy the Foundation experience.

9th March 2018

We have begun our Alien themed topic this week. We have started with our first book, Beegu by Alexis Deacon. This is the story of a lonely, lost alien. Beegu’s spacecraft is stuck on Earth and she is wandering around trying to find some friends.

The children have really enjoyed listening to the story. Nursery helped to make fluffy Alien slime with Mrs Green (we do hope to perfect our recipe as the topic goes on). Reception have been drawing and labelling pictures of Beegu and a lot of the children have been making Beegu models from the play-dough they made on Monday.

We are very much looking forward to where the children’s learning will take us next week.

Foundation Team

6th February 2018

Well, who would have thought it would snow again? Lucky us! We have all enjoyed playing in the snow this morning. Some of us ran up and down the hill, played on the tyres, threw snowballs, made patterns in the snow and even caught snowflakes in our mouths.

We all enjoyed making star biscuits for our space topic.

2nd February 2018

This morning Foundation Stage enjoyed some time with our hens. We named them ‘Henrietta’ and ‘Gabriella’ and we fed one of them some worms. Mrs Hissitt spoke to us about stroking them carefully, using quiet voices when we are near them and she explained about washing our hands thoroughly after touching them. Ollie sung one of the hens a little song, ‘Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me.’

26th January 2018

Today we enjoyed a nice walk to The Barn in Long Newton where we were able to see a fire engine and firemen.

We were allowed to sit in the fire engine and also have a turn at squirting the hose.

We really enjoyed our morning.

19th January 2018

We found the astronauts hiding in the moon sand.

We made some stars. Moon sand was very popular (but it ruined the carpet and Mr Mac isn’t happy!). Tomorrow we will play with it outside.

Topic Outline – Foundation Stage  

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Everyone is Special Teddies( in the woods)


Post Office/ Jolly (Christmas) Postman Space Wonderful Creatures Minibeasts On the Farm
2018-2019 Ourselves & People Who Help us Toy Shop & Christmas Dinosaurs Story Land In The Jungle Pirates

Teddies in the Woods Autumn Term 1

Christmas Post -Autumn term 2 2017

Space Topic Matrix Letter

Garden Topic sheet Summer 1st half 2018

Farm Topic sheet Summer 2nd half 2018