Welcome to the Foundation Stage Page

 The Beginning of an Educational Adventure

Our topic this term is – We’re all Wonders


We are going to have a very strong focus on ourselves and our relationships with others:

* knowing that we are all unique, but we all have similarities and differences in what we look like, what we enjoy, can do, where we come from and what we want to do in the future.

* knowing that we all make marvelous mistakes and we can learn from them.


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:


  • Topic Related support – Myself
    • Talk to your child about how God knows and loves each one of us.
  • Topic Related support – Welcome
    • Talk to your child about their baptism and share the photographs.
  • Topic Related support – Birthdays
    • Talk to your child about how they feel as they get closer to their birthday
    • Share the story of The First Christmas and talk about how the different people would have felt

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 practise and show-off their learning. They are

We’re All Wonders—R.J. Palacio

The Gruffalo— Julia Donaldson

The Very Hungry Caterpillar—Eric Carle

The Rainbow Fish—Marcus Pfister

The Story of Diwali

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

 Autumn Term 2023        Diary Dates

· Thursday 21st  September —Welcome Mass 2pm

· 17th and 18th October – FS2 Parent Consultations  –

· Thursday 19th October —Harvest Mass 2pm

· Half-term fortnight commencing Monday 23rd October

· INSET DAY— 6th November

·  FS1 Stay and Play –  Monday 13th November

· FS1 and FS2 Christmas Celebration — Friday 15th December 9:30am

· Thursday 21st December – Advent Mass 2pm

· End of Term: Friday 22nd December


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