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




“On the move.”

The children in Nursery will be learning about

counting two groups of objects to find out how many there are altogether. They will be learning to recognise numbers to 10 They will also be practicing writing their own name. We will also be looking at numbers in the environment


In Reception Class, the children will be continuing to work with numbers to 20. We will be recognising them, ordering them and using them for addition and subtraction. We will be spending a week learning about time, a week on capacity and a week on weighing. We will also be doubling and halving.


Both classes will be listening to stories about transport including cars, trains, boats and other modes of transport. We will also learn about the different places that you can visit.

Stay safe and thank you for supporting your child’s learning.

Mrs Dunlevy, Mrs Doyle and all FSU staff.

​Further details are available on the FSU newsletter.

Guide to Purple Mash

Mini Mash a Parents Guide

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)