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 quality texts, children’s interests and subjects that will enable us to cover the EYFS learning objectives.

Little Cubs (F1)

Mrs Hart- Foundation 1 Teacher

Miss Locke- Foundation 1 Teacher

Mrs Janaway- Foundation 1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hallam – Foundation 1 Teaching Assistant

Foxes (F2)

Mrs Sharp- Foundation 2 Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Mrs Grant- Foundation 2 Teacher

Badgers (F2)

Mrs Stafford- Foundation 2 Teacher (Foundation Co-Ordinator)

Miss Longbottom- Foundation 2 Teacher

Teaching Assistants (F2)

Mrs Gill, Mrs Bradley & Miss Parkin

Key information:

F1 send a newsletter each half term via email and Tapestry.

F2 send weekly newsletters via email and Tapestry.

Summer 1 2022


F1 ‘Can Caterpillars Fly?’

F2 ‘Are MiniBeasts Scary?’

F1 half-termly questions Summer 1 2022

‘Can Caterpillars Fly?’

This half term our weekly questions are 

Week 1

Can caterpillars fly?

Week 2

When is the start of the week?

Week 3

Why did the caterpillar build a home?

Week 4

How can we stay healthy?

Week 5

What happens when we mix colours?

Week 6

What colour would you choose if you were a butterfly?

Week 7

F2 half-termly questions summer 1 2022

‘Are MiniBeasts Scary?’

This half term our weekly questions are

Week 1

Are MiniBeasts scary?

Week 2

Where can we find MiniBeasts?

Week 3

How did the ladybird change?

Week 4

What do MiniBeasts eat?

Week 5

Which MiniBeast would you be?

Week 6

Why do MiniBeasts hide?

Week 7

Reading (F2)

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 could win a prize for taking part. 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. Children will also be given a book a red rocket phonics book this half term, this will help them practice the phonics which we are learning. 
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 texts in great depth. You will find out about this in our newsletters.

TAPESTRY is used in F1 & F2.

This is an online journal to record all of the learning and fun of children’s early years education.

Please ensure that you have activated your child’s account.  We would love it if you could upload any wow moments from home and we will do the same from school. This will help us to build up a unique picture of your amazing child throughout their time in the foundation stage.  At the end of your child’s time in F1/F2 you will be prompted to download the ‘Journal’ as a keepsake for yourself and your child.


Phonics is taught daily, each class has a phonics display and a phonics area that show what we have been learning. These displays are interactive and have hands on activities available for children to use to consolidate their learning.

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.  We teach the letter names as well as the sounds (phonemes) that they make.  We teach correct letter formation as we introduce each letter.

Physical Education & Forest School

F2 PE day is Monday. Please send your child to school in their PE kit every Monday.

Please make sure that all items of clothing are labelled. Earrings must be removed on PE days & Forest School days, staff cannot remove children’s earrings so can you please ensure that this is done at home before the child comes to school.

Forest school in F1 is on Wednesdays. Please send your child to school ready to go with some school shoes in a bag to change into later on.

Forest school will take place on Thursday mornings in F2. Please send your child to school in their waterproof suits if they have one (and school shoes) as we will go straight after registration.  Please send any wellies/walking boots in a named bag to change into just before we set off.
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.

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.

online platforms

We have various online platforms available for your child to use in F1 and F2.

TEAMS- you will be given a log in for Teams so that your child can access live lessons and support during school closures/isolation due to COVID-19.  It is also used for messages and other areas of communication.  Please DO NOT use Teams for personal/general queries, please email the teachers directly.,,,,,

DOODLE MATHS- you will be given a log in for Doodle Maths so that your child can play at home. We award stickers, certificates, trophies and prizes for the ‘top doodlers’. It is fun and educational so please ensure your child uses it daily if possible.

PURPLE MASH- you will be given a log in for Purple Mash so that your child can play at home. We award stickers & certificates for work completed. This is often used for home learning/homework challenges.

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.

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