Foundation 1




Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage one. Myself (Mrs Oxby) Mrs Fuller 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 we will begin by looking at Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day, we will then look at the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ We will move onto all things Christmas, learning the Christmas story and the true meaning of Christmas.  


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 share an age appropriate remembrance video with the children to help them understand why we wear a poppy. We will then make poppies using collage and printing with fruit. Our main stories will be Little Red Riding hood and The Christmas story. We will be drawing lots of pictures to ensure our drawings take the right shape e.g. people have heads and bodies and the arms come from the correct place. We will be writing to Santa to make sure he knows what we want for Christmas (if we make it to the nice list!) We will also celebrate Christmas with our Nursery Christmas party and we will be inviting you to the church where we will have our Godly play, sing carols and perform a special dance for you.  


Over the last half term we...

  • Settled into school life very well.
  • Made new friends.
  • Learned the Travis Traits and our new routines.
  • Explored our new surroundings.
  • Got to know each other. 
  • Welcomed our new class pet, Sonic the Guinea Pig
  • Learned lots of letters during read Write Inc.
  • Learned about what makes us all special.
  • Came to school dressed in our PJ’s.
  • Shared our favourite stories.
  • Played out in the rain and jumped in muddy puddles.
  • Learned about autumn and harvest time and held our harvest festival.

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.