Foundation Stage

Our Foundation Stage includes all our children in our three Reception classes. 

Koalas Class

In Koalas Class our teacher is Mrs Keeling and our teaching assistant is Mrs Timmins. 

Giraffes Class

In Giraffes Class our teacher is Mrs Wyatt and our teaching assistant is Mrs Steeper. 

Bears Class

In Bears Class  our teacher is Mrs Bagshaw and our teaching assistant is Mrs Turton.

Click here to download the Power Point used at the Foundation Stage Phonics Meeting on Thursday 12th October

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Learning in Reception

Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Light and Dark'.  We have lots of exciting things planned, including a visit from "Sam Safaris" who will be bringing nocturnal animals for us to meet and a trip to Whirlow Hall Farm where there will be lots of fun activities linked the story of "Stick Man".

You can find out more about what we are learning by reading our Topic Overviews:

Parental Overview Autumn 1 2017

Parental Overview Autumn 2 2017

For more information about the Foundation Stage curriculum please look on the Curriculum section of our website. 

Have a look at what we have been up to in Bears, Giraffes and Koalas classes!

We have been reading "Wow! Said the Owl" by Tim Hopgood, a story about an owl that decides to stay awake all day and discovers a world full of colour.  We have had fun exploring colours by showing our owl the colours in our school grounds, making rainbow collages, experimenting with Skittles, as well as lots of other exciting activities.

Our new topic of 'Light and Dark' got off to an exciting start with a visit from 'Sam's Safaris'!  Sam brought along lots of nocturnal animals for us to meet, stroke and hold!  Animals included a barn owl called Spirit, a chinchilla called Scrabbles, two stick insects called Twiggy and Twiglet, a gargoyle gecko called Graham and a tree frog called Terrance! 

Today we celebrated Diwali!  Zara and Arya came in their new Diwali clothes and told us about how they had celebrated at home.  They brought sweets for us all to share!  During the morning we drew around our hands and decorated them with Medhi patterns, made clay divas and Rangoli patterns.

We have been learning about our class animals.  Giraffes wanted to see how big a real giraffe was so they went outside and made a life-size picture of one!  It was very big!

Have a look below at what we have been doing in our first few weeks of school.