Foundation Phase

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.” M. Montessori


Welcome to the Foundation Phase Page!


Morning Nursery – Mrs Morris, Mrs Primrose & Mrs Roberts.

Afternoon Nursery – Mrs Primrose & Mrs Roberts.

Reception – Miss Edwards/Miss Tinn, Mrs Fewtrell, Miss Parrish & Mrs Daniseviciene.

R/1E – Miss Ellis, Miss Thomas, Miss Jones & Miss Lewis.

1/2B – Miss Barnes & Miss Morris.


2D – Miss Davies & Miss Collett.

Mrs Dixon’s Class – Mrs Rushton, Mrs Bishop & Mrs Masarlova.




Themes & Stories:

Autumn Term: Dinosaurs!

Stories will include ‘Dinosaurs Galore!’ ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ ‘Bumpus, Jumpus, Dinosaurumpus’ ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ and ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas!’

Spring Term: Space

Stories will include ‘There’s No Place Like Space – Planets, Stars, Sun’ ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘Aliens Love Underpants.’

Summer Term: On Safari!

Stories will include ‘On Safari’ ‘Quiet!’ ‘Elmer’ ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ ‘The Greedy Python’ and ‘Big Little Hippo.’

Read, Write, Inc. – books will not be sent home at the moment but the children will do lots of reading in school instead. Parents are encouraged to continue reading at home with their children. Lots of free books can be accessed on the internet/kindle.

Snack Money – for the Autumn Term, a snack and drink will be provided for the children – costs will be met from School Funds.

Forest School – at the beginning of each term parents will receive a letter detailing their child’s Forest School sessions. Please ensure children are appropriately dressed and bring their school uniform to change into after the session. As Mr Williams, our Forest School Leader says “There is no such thing as bad weather only wrong clothing!”

P.E. Sessions – please ensure your child has a PE Kit in school – plain white t-shirt and shorts (preferably black or navy blue). Kits can remain in school for the half term in your child’s locker. Every item of clothing should be labelled!!!!

P.E. Sessions:      Will be planned on a weekly basis and may differ by day (according to the weather). We will be taking the children outside as long as the weather permits. Once the weather changes, the school hall will be used for lessons.

Nursery children do not have formal P.E. sessions (they have lots of outdoor play instead!)




Foundation Phase News