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Welcome to the Foundation Stage page



Please remember your child will need a water bottle, 

indoor shoes, trainers for outdoor play and a coat every day.

They will also need a sunhat and sun cream while the weather is still warm.


Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to early learning websites

and information for parents and carers.



Our Jigsaw theme this term is ‘Dreams and Goals’ and our collective worship theme is ‘Thankfulness’.


Summer Term Topics

Summer Term Key Books

Term 6 - School Values Board

Holly Class Staff


Class Teacher   

= Mrs Rose - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

= Mrs Gomme - Wednesday


TA = Miss Auton

TA = Miss Den Kader


This is Holly Class 'Wish List' from Amazon. Any items brought would be very much appreciated.




Daily Routine

Learning about the Persian New Year celebration Nowruz.

Persian New Year

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Haji Firuz is seen at the start of Nowruz spreading good cheer and the news of the coming New Year with tambourines. We all had a go at being Haji Firuz with tambourines.

Today we went on a walk to the Post Office to post our letters to Father Christmas.

We then went to the Methodist Church to look at all the beautiful Christmas Trees.

Space Tortoise Story Book

For Black History Month we learnt and talked about why it is celebrated and we looked at several famous people throughout history.

The last famous person we looked at was Lonnie Johnson a famous American inventor. The children were fascinated that he invented the Super Soaker! 

We then became inventors for the day using various resource's to create our own inventions.

We had - cars, bikes, a drone, towers and buildings and even a cake machine.

Black History Month

In PE we went on an adventure through the magical woods to an invisible castle. We had to stay safe from the ogres by holding a shape on the red spots.

We had a great time on our Autumn walk to the woods. We did several activities with leaves and autumn items we found on the ground. Snack time was enjoyed by all.

The children have had a great start to School Life. They have been exploring, learning and having fun.

The Reception Class Area

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

Birth to 5 Matters


Help with reading and phonics

phonics at Hanborough Manor Primary School

A brief introduction to phonics

rocket phonics video

A brief overview of our phonics scheme

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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