Welcome to Foundation Stage

The adults working in Foundation Stage are:

Mrs Oates - Foundation Stage Leader/Associate Assistant Principal

Miss Hewitt - Class Teacher (Reception)

Mrs Brain - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Murphy - Teaching Assistant

Miss Davis - Class Teacher (Nursery)

Mrs Keetley - Teaching Assistant

Miss Clough - 1:1 Support

Important Days:

  • 28th September - McMillan coffee morning
  • 19th October - Wear it pink for breast cancer

We now have a joint twitter account for both Little Bears and Big Bears, please follow @TheValeBigBears to see what we are doing every day. Tapestry is also up and running so you can see your childs learning unfolding through photographs and observations on a daily basis. We love to see what you have been doing at home too, any exciting news or events or anything you wish to share please feel free to do so on tapestry! If you do not currently have a tapestry account or are having trouble accessing it from home please see Mrs Oates at any time.  

Monday 1st October 

Monday 24th September

This week we are going to be looking at Antarctica, and comparing it to The Arctic. We will be introducing our class text for the week 'The Emperors Egg', and making our own penguins. In our number work, we will be counting actions such as claps, hops, skips and jumps. 

Monday 17th September

We are continuing with our class text 'Dear Polar Bear' this week, the children will be thinking about what they would like to have as a pet if they could have anything in the world! In our number work we are going to continue with recognising and ordering numbers to 5 (Little Bears) and 10 (Big Bears), and counting objects to 5/10.

I will be sending out the new Autumn Term Challenge this afternoon, giving all children chance to complete some tasks at home and get a certificate from Mrs Oates

Monday 10th September 2018

This week we are going to be introducing our topic of 'Polar Regions', we are going to start by looking at the Arctic before moving on to Antarctica. We are going to be using 'Google Earth' to compare Arctic to England, and we will be introducing our new class text 'Dear Polar Bear'. The children will be carrying out their own ice experiments and finding out how to make ice melt fast.

Monday 3rd September 2018

Welcome back everyone, hope you have all had a lovely holidays and are excited for the new half term. Our topic this half term is 'Polar Regions', we will be learning all about the Arctic and Antarctica, including; what the weather is like, who lives there and what animals can be found there. We will be practising our precursive emergent wriitng by drawing different animals from the Polar Regions, and Reception will be listening to and writing the initial sounds in these words.

By the end of the week all children will have brought home their reading book and alphabet, and Reception children will have their first set of words to practise.