EYFS – Foundation Stage

Welcome to Foundation Stage

Mrs Sharp, Mrs Stafford, Mrs Hart and Miss Hughes would like to welcome you to our Foundation Stage page, here you’ll find information about our phonics, what is needed for PE days, homework and the all important weekly challenge questions for each half term.

In Foundation we plan our themes on children interests and we generate questions to explore the answers to these in fun and practical ways.

Meet the Teaching Staff

Little Cubs

Miss Hughes-Foundation Teacher

Mrs Knowles-Foundation Teaching Assistant

Miss Campbell-Foundation Teaching Assistant


Mrs Sharp-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Mrs Stafford-Foundation Teacher

Mrs Shepherd-Foundation Teaching Assistant


Mrs Hart-Foundation Teacher

Mrs Hillier-Foundation Teaching Assistant

Miss McGrory-Foundation Teaching Assistant


Learning Challenge:


Our homework for this half term is “30 things to do when reading with your kid before they’re 3”. This was handed out during Parents Meetings; if you have not received one please speak to your child’s teacher.

Enjoy reading with your child in lots of different way to develop their understanding of stories and love of reading. Any photos can be sent in too – we would love to see them!

30 hour Entitlement:

30 Hour Entitlement


Could we please remind you to read with your child at home and write when you have done so in their diary. We would like to know any comments you want to tell us about your child’s reading. The children are rewarded with a certificate every 20 stampsBooks will be changed once a week, they need to be read twice before being changed. If your child has read the books given twice, please enjoy any books you have at home.


Phonics is taught daily, Little Cubs have a letter of the week, children are encouraged to look at the mirror box where there will be a selection of objects that begin with that letter. The letter for this week is shown above the box each week and the next week’s letter is there too, so you can get things ready to pop in the box each week. What objects can you find at home to put in our phonics box?

Link to Jolly Phonics Song on Youtube

Physical Education

Tigers and Lions will have their PE day on Fridays, please can all children have shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls and can parents make sure that all items of clothing are labelled. Earrings also need to removed on PE days, staff cannot remove children’s earrings so can you please ensure that this is done at home before the child comes to school.

Parent Helpers

We are always very grateful for any time you can spare to come in and help in Foundation with baking, cutting out, reading, playing games, anything. if you have any special talents that may be of benefit to the children please come and see a member of staff. Parent helpers play a big part in a lot of the activities that we offer at school and sometimes if we haven’t got enough the activities can’t go ahead.

Peace of Mind

We know that starting school and moving to full-time can be daunting. If you have any worries or concerns please come and see your class teacher or speak to Mrs Sharp who is the Foundation Stage Coordinator. Do you have any ideas for this page? Please let us know.

Foundation Stage Gallery

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School