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Foundation Stage Wrens & Finches

Welcome to the Foundation Stage!

The Foundation Stage Staff

Foundation Stage leader – Mrs Bamford
F1 Staff-  Miss Baker, Miss Billam, Miss Kusmierek
F2 Staff- Mrs Ellis, Mrs Hadfield, Mrs Kaczmarczyk, Mrs O’Reilly,

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

Each half term, we focus on a different theme. Below are the links to what we will be focusing on during the Summer term in Nursery and Reception.

F1 Newsletter Summer Term

F2 Newsletter Summer Term



In Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Our focus is ‘ Being me in my world.’ We will be talking about what to do in the classroom and what makes us special. We will be discussing feeling   happy and sad.


In Communication, Language and Literacy

We will be looking at the stories– What I Like About   Myself, Owl Babies, and Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle. We will also be looking at the   information book– My Body. We will be learning our sounds during Read, Write Inc.Lessons and we will be learning how to write our name.


This half term we will be learning:

– count to 10 and beyond,

– to count up to 10 and then 20 objects accurately,

– to recognise numbers to 10 and beyond,

– to use the language of size,

– to name and describe 2D shapes.


In  Understanding of the World,

We will be looking at similarities and differences   between ourselves and others. We will be naming our body parts and using our senses to see, hear, smell, taste and touch.


In Physical Development,

We will be using large apparatus to develop our jumping and balancing skills . We will also be developing   our co-ordination and   creativity during dance     sessions.


In Expressive Arts and Design,

We will be making, painting and creating lots of different art related to our topic. We will be developing our painting and cutting skills in a     variety of ways.


How you can help your child:
– Try to listen to your child read their school reading book every day and write a comment in your child’s yellow reading record when you have heard them read.

– Practise reading and spelling your child’s balloon and kite words.

Help your child to practise their phonic sounds.    

– Help your child to practise writing their name correctly. If they can write their first name try helping them to write their surname too.

Please send a P.E. kit (white t shirt and black shorts) to school with your child. Please keep P.E. kits in school every day in case we need them and make sure that all items of clothing are named.

Do you love to read?

Borrow a book from our F2 lending library!  You can take it home and read it with your family.  Please remember to write down which book you’re borrowing and sign the book back in when you return it.

We know that when you ask your children “what have you done today?” the answer is often “nothing”. To help you find out what’s been happening that day, F1 has a light box at which will have a prompt for you to ask your child about. In the first week back, the ask me about is ‘THE CLASS SHEEP’ . Hopefully by saying “tell me about the class sheep” you will find out more about your little ones day 🙂 Look out for the changes when you collect from nursery.



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