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Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page!

This term our topic is


Animal Tails and Other Tales

This term our topic is going to be all about animals.

The children will learn about lots of different animals, both domestic and wild, and how to take care of them. They will be learning about the lifecycles of egg to chick and caterpillar to butterfly.


There will be stories and poems to listen to, talk about and learn off by heart,

as well as songs and dances.


We are excited that the children will be starting Forest School this term and experiencing all the fantastic learning opportunities that outdoor education provides.


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


PE days are Mondays and Fridays so the children can wear their kit to school. The children can bring their folders and change their reading books on any day but will need them on a Monday and Thursday for reading and homework. 


The children will need a coat, water bottle, trainers, wellies and indoor shoes everyday. They will need a packed lunch if they are not booked in

for a free school meal. 


Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for all the links to learning websites.


If there is anything you need to talk to us about please email us at 


Mrs Pearce, Miss Jones and Mrs Tompkin

National Skipping Day

Thank you to Zuzana Meryjova for organising the Hanborough Tree Project and giving the children this wonderful opportunity to contribute to their village in such a meaningful way.

Saving the world one tree at a time!

Foundation Stage staff

The classroom is finally ready!

Our new classroom arrived last week! Mrs Woodward has taken some photos of what they building looks like at the moment:

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

Help with Letters and sounds (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

Alfie's Feet by Shirley Hughes

Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Where did all the dragons go? by Fay Robinson and Victor Lee

Billy’s Sunflower by Nicola Moon and Karin Littlewood

The Patchwork Cat by Nicola Bayley and William Mayne

Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek

Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

Oi Puppies by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Tom's Tree by Gillian Shields and Gemma Raynor

The Go Away Bird by Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle 

Mad About Dinosaurs by Andreae Giles and David Wojtowycz 

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton 

Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival 

The Something by Rebecca Cobb

A Chair for Baby Bear by Kaye Umansky and Chris Fisher

The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie

Hairy MaClary from Donaldson's Dairy by Linley Dodd 

A guide to phonics for parents