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Welcome to Foundation Stage!

Pine and Elm Classes

with Mrs Lounds, Mrs Moss, Miss Moore, Mrs Miller, Miss Kirby & Mrs Wright


Welcome to Foundation Stage at Greythorn.  Please see below for all the exciting things we do in our classes!

Our topic for the second half of the autumn term is 'Colour and Celebrations'.  During this topic we will be learning about bonfire night, Remembrance day, Diwali and Christmas. For our Literacy work we will be using the texts Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see? (Bill Martin), In the middle of the night (Kathy Henderson), Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister) and Elmer (David McKee). We will be using these to stimulate the children's reading and writing. We will also be linking these texts to our work in other areas of the EYFS curriculum including colour mixing in our artwork, sharing and being kind in our Personal, Social and Emotional work and finding out about nocturnal animals and hibernation for Understanding the World. We will continue to have phonics sessions each day so please look out for our sounds of the week in your child's book bag.  In maths we will be learning about 2D shapes, pattern and weighing and we will also be learning about addition and subtraction. PE will be dance on a Wednesday and apparatus on a Friday.  The teachers continue to have  their PPA time on a Wednesday afternoon when Mrs Holton and Mrs Riley will be doing creative activities and Forest Schools.

Please remember to return your child's reading activity pack on a Friday when we will change it for a new one for the following week. If your child has an individual reading book, it can be changed on any day...send your child in with their reading book and diary in their hand and we will put it in the reading book change box to be changed that day.  

Other events for this half term include anti bullying week which begins on 12th November, stay and play Christmas crafts with parents on December 12th and our Christmas sing at 2.45 on Monday December 17th...more details to follow. 

If your child has done something special at home that you would like to contribute to their "learning journey" then please download a wowcher to fill in or pop into class.



Click here to watch a clip of the correct pronunciation of the phonemes and use our Jolly Phonics booklet to help your child learn the actions to match the sounds.


Please bring a water bottle for your child. We encourage children to drink throughout the day to keep them hydrated and ready to learn.


Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school all the time. Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday, but we may do physical activity at other points in the week.



Thanks for your ongoing support

Foundation Team