Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

Thank you for taking the time to look at this page on the website. We hope that you will find the page useful as it will give you dates and important messages.

We know that your child’s first term can be a worrying time and we are here to help.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions; we are here to make sure your child settles in smoothly.  We hope you can come to some of the workshops – they will help you to help your child with their learning.  It’s also an opportunity for you to see how well they have settled in.

Foundation Stage Staff

Foundation Stage Leader and Assistant Head:  Mrs K. Palmer

Teachers:  Mrs Downing and Miss Kausar

Teaching assistants: Mrs Walburn (HLTA), Mrs Woodward, Mrs Timmins, Miss Brown, Miss Reeves and Mrs Addenbrooke

Important Dates: 

Tuesday 7th November 2.30pm: Reception phonics workshop for parents in the Children’s Centre.

Thursday 9th November 8.55am and 12.25pm: Nursery Rhythm and Rhyme workshop in Nursery.

Tuesday 14th November 9am: Reception Jedi Writing workshop.

Thursday 16th December 8.55am and 12.25pm: Nursery basic skills workshop in Nursery

Tuesday 21st November 2.30pm: Reception maths workshop for parents in the Children’s Centre.

Thursday 23rd November 8.55am and 12.25pm: Nursery Rhythm and Rhyme workshop in Nursery

Tuesday 28th November 2.30pm: Reception workshop for parents in the Children’s Centre.

Thursday 30th November 8.55am and 12.25pm: Nursery Shared Read workshop in Nursery

Thursday 7th December 9am and 12.25 pm: Cooking and winter fun workshop. We hope all children will have an adult to accompany them for this fun session with a Christmas theme.


Morning Nursery every Friday:                        Last session Friday 8th December

Afternoon Nursery every Monday:                 Last session Monday 11th December

Reception every Wednesday:                            Last session Wednesday 13th December


Reception Tea Party:

Friday 1st December 2.40pm Tea Party for Reception children. Please bring along a small tea (fruit, biscuits or cake and a drink) for yourself and your child, and maybe something for them to share with their friends. This will be in the dining hall. Entry will be through the gate near the mobile on the car park.

Christmas Nativity and Parties:

Nursery and Reception nativity and parties are separate this year due to the increased numbers of children involved.

Nursery nativity and party day

Friday 15th December 9.30am – 2.00pm for all Nursery children whichever session they normally attend.  This is Nursery’s last day.

Reception nativity and party day: Tuesday 19th December 9.30am is Reception nativity and party day.

Friday 15th December is the last day for Nursery. Finish time 2pm

Wednesday 20th December is the last day for Reception: Reception finish at 1.45

Spring Term starts on Wednesday 3rd January: for all Nursery and Reception pupils. Normal session times.

As you are already aware we are members of Bug Club, a reading scheme by Pearson. Children each have their own unique username and password so that they can access books online  which have been assigned to them by their class teacher. They will need to enter the school code which is ‘6jp7’ for all children.

Click on the picture to take you to the active learn website.

Click on the picture to take you to the Active Learn website

Once children are logged on the books which have been given to them by their teacher will appear. All books are interactive and have questions for children to answer.





Website links for Foundation Stage   Below are some useful websites with information and resources to help you support your child’s learning at home:-

Find out about the importance of sharing books with your child.

Sharing books is invaluable. Please take every opportunity to share books with your child using the home reader book box to choose a story with them. The home reader book box will be available for the Reception children every day either on arrival or at dismissal.

Find free activities, fact sheets, videos and information about children’s speech, language and communication. There is a progress checker for you to use to see how your child’s communication is developing and a postcode search of local speech and language provision.

Click on the picture to take you to the website

Click on the picture to take you to the website

The following is a really useful site to go to for help and advice about your child’s communication skills, talking, speech, listening and understanding :-I CAN Help is a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication.




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