Foundation Stage

We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education. Please Click here to access the resource




During this half term we will be covering a topic called Me, My school and My family


The main things your child will be learning and developing are:-

  1. The rules and routines of the foundation unit

  2. Counting to 5 and recognising numbers to 5 (nursery)

  3. Counting to 10, recognising and writing numerals to 10, Ordering numbers to 10 and beyond where appropriate (reception)

  4. Sorting objects by size, colour, shape

  5. Experimenting with mark making (nursery)

  6. Beginning to write their own name with correct letter formation (reception)

  7. Developing social skills for sharing, participating, turn taking

  8. Developing speaking and listening skills

Beginning to recognise when words begin with the same letter, recognising some initial letter sounds and learning how to write them (reception)

​Further details are available on the FSU newsletter.

Important information


Nursery session times:




Morning session including lunchtime wrap around service 8:50-1:00


Full time place: 8.50-3.15


School also has a breakfast and after school club offering additional hours.


Reception session times:




School also has a breakfast and after school club offering additional hours.


P.E days


Nursery: Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon


Reception: Tuesday afternoon



  • All children need a pair of wellies to be kept in school

  • Nursery children need a change of clothes in a bag on their peg

  • Reception children need a full P.E kit consisting of black slip on pumps, white T-shirt and black or blue shorts

  • Nursery children need a pair of black slip on pumps

  • All clothes must have the child’s name inside




Staff gather evidence on the children’s attainment. Evidence is kept in a Learning Journey for each child. Each week eight children wear a star badge and staff gather detailed observations on them. These children will bring an observation sheet home for parents and carers to record interests and achievements from home to be added to their learning journey. Learning journeys are available for parents and carers to see.




Every half term a Newsletter will be sent home outlining our topic and whole class learning intentions.

Useful links

Phonics (user name  stgabs  password  redcat)

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