EYFS – 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 using children’s interests and subjects that will enable us to cover the EYFS learning objectives.

Little Cubs

Mrs Hart- Foundation 1 Teacher

Mrs Janaway- Foundation Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hallam – Foundation Teaching Assistant


Mrs Sharp-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Mrs Grant-Foundation 2 Teacher


Mrs Stafford-Foundation Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Miss Farrow-Foundation Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Gill , Mrs Bradley & Miss Kemp

F1 half-termly questions

When is bedtime?

This half term our topics are 

Week One

F1- What can you see and hear at night?

Week Two

F1- How can we light the night sky?

Week Three

F1- When is bedtime?

Week Four

F1- What do you do in the morning?

Week 5

F1- What is special about this time of year?

Week 6

F1- How does Santa travel the world?

F2 half-termly questions

Where have all the leaves gone?

This half term our topics are 

Week One

F2- What can you see and hear at night?

Week Two

F2- Where have all the leaves gone?

Week Three

F2- Who lives in trees?

Week Four

F2- Where will you take your stick for an adventure?

Week 5

F2- What is special about this time of year?

Week 6

F2- What is the greatest gift you can give?


Could we please remind you to read with your child at home and write when you have done so in their diary. Feel free to leave any comments about your child’s reading. Only one entry per day please.

Whole school reading challenges are set every term. Information about this will be sent out via email. Your child will receive certificates for each milestone along the challenge. If your child reads every day they receive a prize at the end of each term. We love reading at King Edwin. Happy reading!

 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.
There are huge benefits to enjoying the same story over and over again.

In school we enjoy a daily story time and also use “The Power of Reading” to study one text each half term in great depth. You will find out about this in our weekly newsletter.


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 detailed on the weekly newsletter for you to practice with your child at home.

Physical Education

Until October half term, children only require a change of footwear for PE. Due to coronavirus, we are asking that on our PE day (Tuesday) you send your child to school in their school uniform but wearing trainers.

In the future (we will let you know when this changes) Foxes and Badgers will need a t-shirt and plimsolls. Please 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. You could support 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.

Forest school will take place on Thursdays. Please send your child with a named bag containing a pair of wellies (or walking boots) and waterproof trousers (or suit) if you have them.
If you do not send waterproofs, your child will use a set from school.
In the winter you may also wish to send your child with extra clothing such as thermals, hat, gloves, scarf, extra layers, etc.

Peace of Mind

We know that starting school can be daunting and understand that each child and every family situation is unique. If you have any worries or concerns please talk to your child’s class teacher or speak to Mrs Sharp/Mrs Stafford as our Foundation Stage Coordinators. Do you have any ideas for this page? Please let us know.

Foundation Stage Gallery

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School