St Edward's CofE Primary School

St Edward's CofE Primary School

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Welcome to Foundation


Class Teacher - Mrs Dowrick-Kessell

Teaching Assistants - Miss Dawson and Miss Beavan


At St Edward's we are early adopters of the revised EYFS framework, 2020-21.


Under The Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemption from Learning and Development Requirements) and Childcare (Exemption from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, the Secretary of State for Education grants exemption from the following sections of the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:

a) The educational programmes under EYFS paragraph 1.5; and

b) The early learning goals set out on pages 10 to 12 of the EYFS; and

c) The requirements set out in paragraph 2.6 to 2.11 of the EYFS relating to Assessments and moderation at the end of the reception year – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – which requires settings to complete the Profile and submit the same to the local authority.

St Edward's will instead follow in full the EYFS reforms early adopter framework (


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...
L        literacy
M       mathematics
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.



Our Summer Term Timetable

Remote Learning:  

Useful links to use:



Class login
Username: stedwardsyearf
Password: yearf 


Maths -


Handwriting - letterjoin:   

Username: vt0569

Desktop password: home   tablet swipecode: L shape


Creative play -


Summer Term

What's happening this term?


This term our starting story is Julia Donaldson's 'Room on the Broom'. Throughout the term we will be looking at some of our favourite stories, and exploring them through our writing and play. We will continue looking at our growing plants in the garden and we will start looking for signs of summer.

Foundation Welcome Presentation

Home Learning


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. Books will then be quarantined for 4 days. 

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.


Dough Disco


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.


Healthy Snack


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.


Helpful Resources

Hungry little minds



Cosmic Kids Yoga  You Tube

Ruth Miskin Training support for parents during school closure

Class login
Username: stedwardsyearf
Password: yearf

Dates for the Diary

Term 1: Monday 7th September - Friday 23rd October

Tuesday 15th September - 'Meet The Teacher'

Half Term: Monday 26th  - Friday 30th October

Term 2: Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December

Non-pupil Day: Monday 2nd November


Term 3: Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February

Non-pupil day: Monday 4th January

Half Term: Monday 15th - Friday 19th February

Term 4: Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April 


Term 5: Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May

Half Term: Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June

Term 6: Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

Non-pupil Day: Monday 7th June

Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.


School Motto

'One family - sharing, caring, learning together'

Mission Statement

Our school's Christian values are the branches of Kindness, Respect and Courage spreading from the main trunk of Love.

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