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Foundation 1

Welcome to Foundation 1!

Also known as... The Gruffalo's Forest!



Our class teacher is Miss Hoggard.


Our teaching assistants are Miss Giller, Mrs Dawson (lunchtimes), Miss Forbes (lunchtimes) and Miss Bull (lunchtimes).


Other members of Foundation staff you may see are -

Miss Law, Miss Varley and Miss Pettitt.


Our morning session begins at 8:45 and ends at 11:45.


Our afternoon session begins at 12:00 and ends at 3:00.


PE is on a Tuesday this half term for our morning children. PE is on a Wednesday this half term for our afternoon children. We are working on taking our shoes and socks off independently. 



* Please note- Part-time children do not need a PE kit this half term. *


If you have a question, suggestion or would like to make a comment, please fill in this form and we'll get back to you. Thank you.

                                                                   Book of the Week

Our book of the week is 'Neon Leon' by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup. Have a look on Marvellous Me and Tapestry for a video of Miss Hoggard reading the story along with this week's activities. We love to see what you get up to so don't forget to keep us updated on Tapestry! 


Home Learning

Here are some useful links to support fun and learning at home. Please also look out for our  daily updates on Marvellous Me!


Talking Time

'Language for Life' share lots of brilliant ideas for supporting your child's speech, language and communication skills. Their talking together challenges are great!




You can find more on the Language for Life website or Facebook page.



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Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl has great resources for supporting reading at home as well as access to extra lilac books. You can find the username and password in your home learning pack. 


Breathing Bear

Every day we practise our breathing with Breathing Bear. This helps us when we are worried, cross or just need some time to relax. 


Gardening Ideas

Here are some fun gardening activities we can do at home ... 







Tapestry and Marvellous Me


In Foundation Stage we use an online program called 'Tapestry' to share your child's learning journey with you. Tapestry allows you to log in and see what your has been learning in school and gives you the opportunity to share experiences at home with us. This is a secure sight which allows only you to view your child's learning journey and gives you an insight to the learning opportunities they access whilst with us in Foundation.


Across school this year we have introduced a new positive communication tool called 'Marvellous Me'. This tool will be used in Foundation to share news, messages and significant positive achievements with you. Parents and carers get an app on their phone to access it. If you haven't signed up, please do so ASAP so that you don't miss out.

Tapestry Guide for Parents

Cooking Station

We love cooking in F1! While we are busy cooking we learn to use different tools safely, talk about which ingredients we like and don't like as well as practising our sharing and turn taking skills. 


Take a look at our yummy creations so far ...


Pig Biscuits

Look at the yummy biscuits we made for the three little pigs!




Cheesy Beanstalks

We had lots of fun making cheesy beanstalks for Jack. We learned how to use pizza cutters safely to cut the pastry and used pastry brushes to add egg to the top. We loved smelling them cook!





We've been learning about Chinese New Year this week. We tried some prawn crackers and spring rolls. We also made our own stir-fry. We learned how to use knives safely as we chopped our vegetables. 



World Nursery Rhyme Week

We had a brilliant time celebrating 'World Nursery Rhyme Week'. We enjoyed singing lots of our favourite rhymes and learning some brand new ones. All week we took part in lots of exciting activities such as creating Incy Wincy Spider on the dough table, pouring tea in the sand and building walls for Humpty Dumpty. We even made the most of the rainy weather and went outside in our rainy day clothes to sing 'Rain, rain go away ...' It was lovely to hear lots of nursery rhyme singing as we played!


On Friday we welcomed lots of parents to our 'Rhyme Time' where we had a great time singing lots of rhymes and teaching them some of our dances. 


If you missed any of our rhyme handouts please pop in to see us!







F1 Reading Challenge


Each year group has been given a list of books to read and enjoy over the year.


Here is our list;


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? 

Come on Daisy

Dear Zoo

Each Peach Pear Plum

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s dairy 


Jasper’s Beanstalk

The Train Ride

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We’re going on a bear hunt

Where’s Spot? 

You Choose 

Rosie’s Walk 

Handa’s Surprise 

Little Rabbit Foo Foo 

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Here are some of the songs that we sing each day...

Things you can do with your child at home to help them in Nursery:

  • Practice undressing and redressing, encouraging your child to be independent.
  • Read a book together. Talk about the story, characters and events. Let your child turn the pages and help them to join in with repeated phrases.
  • Spend time playing games like snakes and ladders and other board games. It's a great way to practice some counting and turn taking skills.
  • Complete a jigsaw together. Jigsaws are brilliant for helping your child to be a problem solver and pattern spotter.
  • Go for a walk and talk about the things you can see and hear.
  • Have fun with mark making. Use a bowl of water and a paintbrush to draw pictures outside on the wall or the fence. Use different coloured pens, pencils and paper to practice drawing lines, shapes, animals, people, anything!


Here is our Homework Menu for the Summer Term. Enjoy completing them with your grown ups.