Welcome to Foundation
Class Teacher - Mrs Dowrick-Kessell
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Collins
Early Years education focuses on seven areas of learning.
The prime areas of learning are...
CL communication and language
PD physical development
PSED personal social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning are...
EAD expressive arts and design
UW understanding the world
There are 4 key principles that underpin our practice in Foundation are.
A Unique Child We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.
Positive Relationships Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school. We encourage parents to be involved with their child's education.
Enabling Environments Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation and independent learning. Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.
Learning and Development Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.
Our PE days are on a Friday. The children will need to wear their PE kits on these days.
Foundation Welcome Presentation
Read Write Inc Phonics at St Edward's
Autumn Term Home Learning
Ticket to ride
Home Learning 2023
Home Learning Spring 2
Home Learning Autumn 2
Feedback from Foundation pupils
“It’s so so fun and I love the teachers”
“I like playing in the garden, I like digging”
“I would ask a friend if I got stuck”
“I like maths and learning my numbers”
Useful links to use:
Handwriting - letterjoin:
Desktop password: home tablet swipecode: L shape
Creative play -
Home learning will be given out via Class Dojo on a Friday. Please send any photos you have of completing activities, we love to see them!
Children can change their reading books in the classroom during the morning sessions.
Our busy morning routine
Every morning the children start the day using a range of skills. These focus tasks can be scissor skills, pencil control, letter formation, counting and phonics.
To encourage fine motor skills we participate in a Dough Disco session. This helps to strengthen the finger muscles and improve handwriting and pencil control. We do this to music which the children really enjoy.
Everyday the children enjoy a healthy snack which consists of milk or water, apples, bananas, oranges, pears, carrots, tomatoes and raisins.
Wake and Shake
Every day the children have a 'Wake and Shake' session. This improves gross motor skills which then supports fine motor skills and helps to develop the children's handwriting.
Hungry little minds
Cosmic Kids Yoga You Tube
Ruth Miskin Training support for parents during school closure
Dates for the Diary 2021 - 2022
Term 1: Tuesday 7th September - Friday 22nd October
Half Term: Monday 25th - Friday 29th October
Term 2: Tuesday 2nd November - Friday 17th December
Non-pupil Day: Monday 1st November
Term 3: Wednesday 5th January - Friday 18th February
Non-pupil day: Tuesday 4th January
Half Term: Monday 21st February - Friday 25th February
Term 4: Monday 28th February - Friday 8th April
Term 5: Monday 25th April - Friday 27th May
Half Term: Monday 31th May - Friday 3rd June
Term 6: Tuesday 7th June - Tuesday 26th July
Non-pupil Day: Monday 6th June
Further dates to be confirmed by the Office