Cuckoo Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN7 6QE
Tel: 01302 840200 (Lower) 01302 842164 (Upper)

Foundation 1




Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage one. Myself (Mrs Oxby) Mrs Comley, Miss Cousins and Mrs Sharpe provide the children with an exciting environment where the children have a free choice of activities. We encourage the children to play both indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather! Please ensure children bring their coats, hats, scarves and gloves, all labelled with their names. We encourage the children to dress into their outdoor clothes independently so we ask that you please encourage this at home too. We aim to make learning fun by providing as many exciting opportunities as possible including baking with 4 children each week on a rolling program throughout the year.


This half term our topic is 'Roar.' We have discussed this with the children and we will be following their interests and beginning with Dinosaurs.  We will then be exploring our question, 'Would a lion make a good pet?' Exploring the story 'A Tiger came to tea.' 


In our daily Maths lessons, we will be learning a number a week in detail so we fully understand each. We will have independent activities set up for the children to access to encourage counting, recognising numerals and matching the correct quantity to numerals.


In literacy we will be encouraging lots of mark making. As the children draw pictures we will encourage them to remember all parts of their people, ensure they have heads and bodies and the arms come from the correct place. All children will be taught letters and sounds following the, Read, Write Inc. scheme. Please encourage your child to tell you which sounds we have learnt and ask them to teach you the rhyme which goes with it. 


The children are looking forward to our visitors coming in the last week, Reptile Rendevous. 


Over the last half term we...

  • Enjoyed our Christmas party with Mr Dan. 
  • Had a visit from Santa.
  • Loved performing to you in our Church service.
  • Loved our Rugby lessons with Mr Collinson. 

Useful Links

The children love to use the interactive whiteboard to learn. Some of their favourite games are:


Alpha blocks and Number blocks are fun programs that help children with their phonics and numbers. These can be found on the cbeebies channel and on the cbeebies website.