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Welcome to Foundation Stage!

Learning together!

Over the past week both Foundation classes have held their own respective 'Stay and Play' sessions, this time with a maths theme.  Children learn more effectively when their learning is supported at home, so the sessions aimed to give an idea of the targets children need to reach at each stage of the Foundation curriculum.  However we also wanted to provide ideas on how parents can help their children consolidate their understanding of number, shape, space and measure through language and games using resources which are easily accessible at home. The feedback was incredibly positive.  For us as practitioners, seeing the delight and enjoyment shared as adults and children learned together through play, was an absolute joy which we hope will continue at home.  Take a look at some of the photos from each session:

World Book Day

Foundation Stage has been celebrating our love of books today alongside the rest of the school, in acknowledgement of 'World Book Day'.  Children dressed up as their favourite literary character and Foundation staff dressed up as the characters from the traditional tale, 'The Enormous Turnip' which was then performed much to the delight of children and staff alike!

Have a look at some of the fun we have had today.

Welcome back to the Spring Term. 

We love the diverse learning opportunities the weather brings us during this time of year.  As ever we will adapt our curriculum to enable the children to embrace whatever inspires them in the moment.   So we're hoping to be able to explore the ice as Winter takes hold and maybe even a rainbow to take us to far off lands as Spring breaks through.

Please take a look at our News and curriculum letters below and remember our door is always open should you have any questions or concerns.

Happy New Year!

Foundation 2 and Year 5 have been learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot together.  We shook the lulav branches and imagined what it might feel like to wonder around the desert for 40 years!  We then wove branches, leaves and fruit, including grapes grown in Harlow, to make a Sukka. Take a look at how much fun we had.

A very warm welcome to Autumn term in Foundation Stage!

The term is still young and yet Foundation 1 is now up and running with their new 30 hours and it’s lovely to see how well even the youngest members of our school are doing.  Foundation 2 children have already risen to the challenge of being the oldest in our unit and we are seeing a marked maturity in how they are playing and interacting.


This term is our time as practitioners to discover the individual abilities and interests of all our children to enable us to plan their unique learning journeys.  Welcome to our gallery where you will see how our little stars are shining so far.