Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page

 The Beginning of an Educational Adventure

Our topic this term is – Friends Around the World




For our topic this term we will be exploring water; investigating things that float and sink and making boats for characters in the story. We will also be comparing places with our own environment. Throughout our topic we will be encouraging children to ask lots of questions , enabling them to find out about our ‘friends around the world!’



Ways to help at home

Teachers’ Guidance – every day please:

  • Talk to your child whilst playing with their favourite toys – when possible extend their play e.g. when playing with bricks or creating a picture, Plan>Do>Review (i.e. talk about what they want to make, make it together and then talk about what they like best or might want to change).
  • Share a story – talk about the pictures and encourage your child to predict what might happen or how a character is feeling. T Tp 1625854013 Eyfs Help Your Child With Reading Poster For Parents Ver 2
  • Spot words around the home – notice what letter sounds are in them (maybe link with their name), try to blend the sounds together (read the word) or talk about what the words mean.
  • If your child is in Foundation Stage 2 (Rainbow Fish), practise writing the letters that your child is learning this week in phonics (see weekly update for details). T Tp 1625854895 Eyfs Help Your Child With Phonics Poster For Parents Ver 3

Once a week please:

Share a story or poem together  There’s something special about listening to a book being read out loud. It can capture your child’s attention in a unique way. Encourage your child to ask questions about what they have heard, the pictures they can see. They may even want to tell you the story! (using the pictures to help them)

Silly voices reading Kids love to laugh and joke, so play into this with a story and silly voices. Get rally high-pitched, speed it up like a chipmunk, and then pitch your voice low. You child will love seeing stories come to life with your words and you’ll share a good laugh together. Get them involved—ask them to tell a story in a silly voice

Spot the Grapheme/words  When sharing a story or poem with your child ask them to spot sounds they may know and familiar words

Reading outside Children love being outside. Write some letters/words with water on the floor, or using a stick in the mud—and ask them to read it.

Play games create some resources/flashcards to use with your child.  They can be building words by having letters written on lego, toilet roll tubes etc Using letter cutters to build words in playdough, going on a word/letter hunt around the house


Topic Related support – Celebrating

  • Talk to your child about how they celebrate special times and events that have happened in their lives and those of others
  • Topic Related support – Gathering
  • Talk to your child about how the Parish gathers in church together to celebrate
  • Topic Related support – Growing
    • Talk to your child about how they can grow in love like Jesus
    • Share The Easter Story with your child

Stories to Share at Home

We will sharing stories by the best children’s authors —please read them at home as well so that your child can practice and show-off their learning. They are

Who Sank The Boat – Pamela Allen

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

Poem: – The Owl and The Pussy Cat

Use the Link below to access these stories:

Bing Videos– Lost and Found

Bing Videos– Who Sank the Boat

 Spring Term 2024       Diary Dates

· Friday 9th February  —INSET Day

· Half-term fortnight commencing Monday 12th February

· World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

·  FS1 Stay and Play –  Monday 18th March

· End of Term: Thursday 28th March


More ideas

Playdough Recipe

A quick and easy playdough recipe so that you can help your children develop strong fingers and wrists, creative skills, communication skills as they talk about the changes they see and make and social skills as they play together with you.


List of useful websites for EYFS

For parents | Letters and Sounds ( 


Phonics play
Lots of phonics based games for children to play

Top marks
Lots of different maths activities for children to play

Lots of interactive stories and games for you to play

YouTube is great to watch the following on:

  • Numberblocks – this helps children to understand numbers up to and beyond 10 by using different characters
  • Tricky word song – these help children with reading and spelling words such as; I, go, to, he, she etc
  • Jolly Phonics songs and actions – these help children read and say different sounds
  • Alphablocks – these shows help with segmenting and blending sounds in words
  • Cosmic Kids – yoga suitable for young children

Further Information – Early Years Development Matters Curriculum Guidance  6.7534 DfE Development Matters Report And Illustrations Web 2