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Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page!



This term our topic is

Feathers, Fur or Scales?


This term the children have chosen a topic all about animals.

We will be finding out about different animals and their habitats.

We will learn about different pets, what they need and how we take care of them.

At Forest School and in the school grounds we will learn about the wildlife

in local habitats and micro habitats!

We will listen to Stories of Creation and learn how different religions celebrate,

and care for, the world we live in.

Stories will include Dear Zoo, The Hare and the Tortoise and The Hungry Caterpillar.


Our Jigsaw theme for term 5 is Relationships and our collective worship theme is Truth and Honesty.



Please remember to send your child with a water bottle, outdoor shoes and a sun hat every day. 

Please make sure your child has suncream on or brings a named bottle into school to apply before going outside.

They will also need wellies if the weather is wet or for playing in the sand or mud kitchen.



Mrs Pearce and Mrs Tompkin


Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to games,

early learning websites and information for parents.


Here is the overview of this term's topic










The all new Foundation classroom!

Foundation Stage staff

Stories about starting school 

When a Dragon Goes to School by Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw

Come to School Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds

The New EYFS - some useful documents

The new EYFS Development Matters

The New EYFS Framework 2021

Help with reading and phonics

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.

Story Time 

Stories to enjoy

Augustus and his Smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1jO4hjcoz0

Alfie's Feet by Shirley Hughes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsHHll_O0Cg

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJAcY5TdtX8

Where did all the dragons go? by Fay Robinson and Victor Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AELjNEetUY

Billy’s Sunflower by Nicola Moon and Karin Littlewood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL_N72JG9QY

The Patchwork Cat by Nicola Bayley and William Mayne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KiUXuXAIxs

Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB95d9godpE

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVktCpSERXI

Oi Puppies by Kes Gray and Jim Field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrx_zsW82H0

Tom's Tree by Gillian Shields and Gemma Raynor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XN29zbH0V4

The Go Away Bird by Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqsZ9S0vyQ

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU6yCaQi1Cc&t=17s 

Mad About Dinosaurs by Andreae Giles and David Wojtowycz  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjz4pTDWfx4&t=1s 

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vpl3TiG48k 

Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH1UXetWkWU&t=3s 

The Something by Rebecca Cobb  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbwQlvPpVo

A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky and Chris Fisher  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvumUlYq7qU&t=159s

The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t09DXwc4tNE&t=2s

Hairy MaClary from Donaldson's Dairy by Linley Dodd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl7FnB5xGeg 

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