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Welcome to Foundation Stage!

Pine and Elm Classes

with Mrs Lounds, Mrs Moss, Mrs Mounser, Mrs Fairclough, 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 this half term is 'Journeys'.  During this topic we will be learning about different types of journey. We will be starting by finding out about the Naughty bus and seeing what he gets up to on his adventures.  We will move on to finding out about the journey of a snail (Snail Trail)  when we will also be investigating minibeasts. During Farm week we will be finding out about the journey food makes from the farm to us and this will include a visit to Manor Farm and hopefully Asda (more details to follow).  For the last week or so we will be finding out about the journeys of pirates (Pirates Love Underpants) leading into our own journeys and holidays.  We will be using these stories to stimulate the children's reading and writing. Our role play this half term will include a bus station, minibeast hut and pirate ship.  We will continue to have phonics sessions each day.  In Maths we will be continuing to learn about addition and subtraction, counting, shape, position and distance. PE this half term will include getting ready for potted sports and races for sports day. We will be using our imaginations to create artwork linked with the stories we read including making hot air balloons. We will be carrying out investigations linked to journeys and travel.  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 that individual reading books 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.  


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 day is Wednesday but we may do physical activity at other points in the week.



Thanks for your ongoing support

Foundation Team