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Foundation 1

Welcome to Foundation 1!

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



Our class teachers are Mrs Leadbeater (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and Mrs Goncalves (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).


Our teaching assistants are Miss Forbes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays), Miss Bull (Thursdays and Fridays),

Mrs Pettitt & Miss Pettitt (lunchtimes).


Other members of Foundation staff you may see are -

Miss Law and Mrs Rutland.


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


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


Our PE day is Tuesday and we are getting used to visiting the school hall.

We are practising climbing, jumping and moving skills for the Spring term. 


* Please note- Part-time children do not need a PE kit for the Spring term. *



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

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!


Each term 9 homework challenges are set for your child. Once you have completed a challenge please take a photo and bring into Foundation or post on 'Tapestry'

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

Visit these websites and try out these games at home: Alphablocks - CBeebies link a counting game - a number game a growing plants game fun phonics with Alphablocks (CBeebies) - Letters and Sounds information and alphabet cards







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