EYFS – Foundation Stage

Welcome to Foundation Stage

The Foundation Team 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 topics that will enable us to cover the EYFS learning objectives.

Little Cubs

Mrs Hart-Foundation Teacher

Mrs Hillier-Foundation Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hallam – Foundation Teaching Assistant


Mrs Sharp-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Mrs Grant-Foundation Teacher


Mrs Stafford-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Shepherd

Other Support Staff

Miss Milnes


Our half-termly questions

This half term our topics are 

F1- Which characters are in my book?

F2- Who are the famous characters in my book?

Week One

F1- Who is in the bucket?

F2- What does famous mean?

Week Two

F1- What happens to Harry’s dinosaurs?

F2- What is your favourite book?

Week Three

F1- Why was Sugarlump sad?

F2- Why is the postman so jolly?

Week Four

F1- Which is your unicorn?

F2- Are all witches wicked?

Week 5

F1- How does your unicorn feel?

F2- Is Jack good or bad?

Week 6

F1- How do you celebrate Easter?

F2- Who are the famous characters in my book?

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. Please only one entry per day.

The challenge has been set to read 75 times. Certificates will be given to children when they reach 15, 30, 45, 60 and 75 reads.

 Books will be changed once a week. If your child has read the books given lots of times, 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 in the cloakroom where there will be a selection of objects that begin with that letter. The letter for the week will be shown above the objects.

What objects can you find at home to put in our phonics box?

Foxes and Badgers will learn a selection of phonemes each week, these will be on the newsletter for you to practice with your child at home.

Physical Education

Foxes and Badgers will have their PE day on Tuesdays, 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 and Mrs Stafford who  the Foundation Stage Coordinators. Do you have any ideas for this page? Please let us know.

Foundation Stage Gallery

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School