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Foundation Stage Information

The Reception classes aim to foster independence in the children and we encourage this by allowing them to put on their coat, get their reading books ready to place in the box on the relevant day and place their book bags in their tray. We have different strategies in place such Recycling Buddies and  'Challenge Time', which will enhance these opportunities, as well as taking turns to hand out the fruit and milk during snack time and assist the adults with other jobs in the classroom throughout the day. We add to some of these responsibilities throughout the year.


MondayChange Reading Books
ThursdayChange Reading Books


Reading Books - Race To Read

When your child reads at home they will move up one place on their 'Race to Read' chart. 


ClassHeadteacher's AwardStar of the Week 
BramleyAmeliaAlbie G & Stanley 
GalaMillieAmelia F & Isla 
PippinLeniFrank & Freddie 


Our Learning 2021-2022


Termly Themes

This Term

       Autumn Term 1 (2021) - Story! Story! Jackanory!       

Future Themes

 Autumn Term 2 (2021) - On A Dark, Dark Night...

                          Spring Term 1 (2022) - Save The Day!

     Spring Term 2 (2022) - Spring Into Action!

  Summer Term 1 (2022) - Caring For Our World!

  Summer Term 2 (2022) - Around The World

To access information and photographs of our learning in school please click on the relevant date below.

Story! Story! Jackanory!

                              Our Learning 2020-21

Term 6 - What Lies Beneath!

Term 5 - Caring For Our World

                      Term 4 - Creatures Big & Small
                                                  Term 3- Save The Day!

Phonics ideas and books to read at home during Lockdown - Term 3

 Term 2 - On A Dark Dark Night...

Bramley, Gala and Pippin Class Displays

                              Our Learning 2019-20
Week beginning 6th June 2020
Pippin Bubble 

Gala Bubble

Bramley - Korfball fun!

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Proud of counting in 2’s!

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Week beginning 29th June 2020 - Sports Week

Bramley - Practising new skills

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Bramley Class’ Sports Day - relay race

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Bramley Class’ Sports Day - obstacle race

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Bramley Class’ Sports Day - running race

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Bramley Class’ Sports Day - dancing race

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The weather was really hot so we have done lots of activities based around water. We started the week by learning about doubling, halving and sharing and then moved onto capacity. We did an investigation to see how many objects we could get into one shoe and found out that the smaller the object, the more we could fit in. We explored a variety of objects to see which one's would sink and which would float. We then made our own paper boats and filled them with compare bears to see how many it would take to sink them. We then designed and created boats from junk materials, placed them in water to see if they would float. It was very exciting, we had all used different materials and didn't know if any would sink. Luckily they all floated! It was lots of fun! We spent time on the field everyday, playing ball games, blowing and chasing bubbles, and making nests from dead grass and leaves. In our literacy we have been practising how to write and recognise the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. We have also been writing sentences using words we found with those sounds. We have enjoyed our problem solving and experiments!

Bramley - inside a bubble!

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Week beginning 15th June 2020

Gala Bubble

Father's Day Messages - Pippin Bubble

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Week beginning 8th June 2020

Let's dance!

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Bubble Fun

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Bubble Fun

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Bubble Fun

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Bubble Fun!

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Our first week back at school - 1st - 5th June 2020

Bramley Bubble

Pippin Bubble 1.6.20

Gala Bubble

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

We have been celebrating Book Week this week and looked at the book 'Where's the starfish?' We have continued to learn about recycling and have sorted various rubbish into different bins. We had a visit from Fantastic Fred (Food, Rest, Exercise, Digital devices) -  a mental health awareness and well-being team from the NHS. The children thoroughly enjoyed this fun and interactive presentation. On Thursday we dressed up as one of our favourite book characters and talked about who we were. In Phonics we learnt the new sounds - ur, oi and ow and practised reading and writing our tricky words. In Maths we focused on the number 17 and capacity.

Week beginning 24th February 2020

Our focus book this week was 'Somebody swallowed Stanley.' This is a lovely story about Stanley, the plastic bag, who falls into the ocean. It addresses the environmental issues regarding the amount of rubbish in the oceans and the affect it has on the sea creatures. The children have begun to learn about the importance of recycling and putting any rubbish in bins. They had fun creating collages of clean and dirty oceans. We celebrated Pancake day on Tuesday by eating some pancakes and trying out different toppings. We also learnt about the reason why we eat pancakes. 

Week beginning 10th February 2020

This week we were lucky to have a PE specialist visit the Reception classes. The children had the opportunity to ride balance bikes around the school playground. They had to use their feet to balance and move the bikes. They were taught to manoeuver the bikes around the cones. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came back into class so enthusiastic - 'I loved that' 'Can we have another go?' 'We learnt how to do gliding!' In Maths we have been exploring number bonds to 10 using number frames and Numicon. In Phonics we learnt the digraphs- oo, ar, or and enjoyed going on word hunts outside.

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

We have been reading 'Supertato' this week and the children have enjoyed making their own superheroes!  They used a variety of vegetables to create their fantastic models. We also looked at speech bubbles in books. We thought of words that Supertato might say and some of the children had a go at writing their own speech bubbles. We had lots of fun outside making own superhero dens out of tyres, sheets, rope and pegs, as well as making magic powers to make us strong and invisible! In Phonics we learnt the following sounds - ai, ee, igh, oa and practised reading and writing words with these sounds in. In Maths we focused on the number 14, used different resources to make the number and also explored taking-away.

Week beginning 27th January 2020

We have been celebrating the Chinese New Year this week. We watched a video on how the Chinese people celebrate and the children had fun with lots of new activities and experiences! We made Chinese lanterns and dragons and tried painting Chinese numbers. We tasted a variety of Chinese food, including rice, prawn crackers, noodles and sweet and sour sauce. The food was eaten very quickly and described as "yummy" "delicious" and "wow, it's tasty!" Some of the children even attempted to eat the food using chopsticks! We listened to the Chinese New Year story race and had the chance to act out the story using animals masks. We also enjoyed being a Chinese dragon and danced our way around the playground!

Week beginning 20th January 2020

We have continued our theme on Superheroes and were so lucky to have two real life superheroes visit us! A veterinary nurse came and talked about her work. The children had the opportunity to bandage toy animals and to also dress up and act out being a vet.  Then a firefighter came and talked to us about how to keep safe and showed us what he needs to wear when he gets called out for a fire. As part of our Global Curriculum and Fire Safety Week we also covered the devastating fires happening in Australia. We learnt about different Australian animals and created artwork using red, orange and yellow paints and black card. We discussed who the superheroes were in Australia and drew and labelled lots of different superheroes including firefighters, doctores, nurses, vets and volunteers.


Week beginning 13th January 2020

This week we have been learning about real life heroes. The children were so excited to get a visit from a real superhero! Paramedic Pete came with his ambulance and the children had the opportunity to step on board and look inside, as well as trying on his jackets and helmet. We also had another surprise visit this week with Year 6 coming into our classrooms to read the stories they had been writing. The children sat quietly and listened carefully to the older children and the Year 6 children enjoyed sharing their work with the little ones! In Maths we have been focusing on the number 11, finding different ways to make the number using a variety of resources. In Phonics we have been learning the letters sounds - x, y, z, zz, qu.

At the end of the week all the Reception classes had a great time exploring the inflatables as a reward for collecting 56 marbles or more across Terms 1 and 2. A marble was awarded to each class if the secret student demonstrated star behaviour. Well done Bramley, Gala and Pippin children!



Pippin Class

Gala Class

Bramley Class


Week beginning 7th January 2020

The children were very excited to return to school to see all their friends again and it was lovely hearing all about their Christmas celebrations. Our topic this term is 'Superheroes' so we started off by being Superheroes ourselves. Poor monkey kept getting stuck outside, firstly on the climbing frame then at the top of our playhouse, The children's task was to rescue him, but they were not allowed to cross over certain areas by foot. They therefore had to work together to build bridges to rescue the monkey. They used whatever they could outside, including chairs, benches and blocks. It was great to see their determination and individual ideas. Luckily monkey was rescued successfully each time! In Phonics we focused on the letters sounds- j, v and w and in Maths we covered positional language and 2D shapes.

Gala Class