Foundation Stage Long term plan

Foundation Two enjoyed a day exploring the minibeasts and birdlife at Old Moor Reserve. We spent the morning pond dipping, then used binoculars to look for different species of birds from a bird hide. We even spotted a Lapwing, just like our class mascot, Lilly!
After our picnic, we went into the woodland habitat to hunt for more minibeasts! We used large nets to catch the flying minibeasts and looked at them closely through a magnifying glass!!
We had a fantastic time; Old Moor Reserve is definitely worth a visit!

Foundation Stage Royal Wedding

We had a fantastic time in a Foundation celebrating the wedding of Harry and Meghan. We had a wedding both morning and afternoon including the ceremony, throwing the bouquet and the first dance! We made flags to wave for the happy couple and crowns to wear! We decorated buns and ate strawberries and ice cream. We had a great day!

A message from Dr Digger…

When we arrived at school today, we had received a video from Dr Digger, a palaeontologist from The Natural History Museum.

He told us that a dinosaur had been spotted at Kimberworth Community Primary School, and it had laid some eggs in our playground!!

He asked us to help him look for the eggs…so off we went on a dinosaur egg hunt. We were so excited and couldn’t believe what we found….

Come and have a look in Foundation Two to see for yourself!!

Foundation 2 on the hunt for Teddy Ruxpin!

When we arrived in school on Wednesday, we were so excited to find a little letter left in our classroom

Hello F2, I’m a new friend for you. I’m cuddly and soft, but I’ve got a bit lost. I’m feeling hungry, I need a snack. See if you can find me….follow my tracks’

We were instructed to follow the clues and footprints around school…so we read each clue carefully and together we worked out where we needed to go!

Finally, we found our new friend hiding in Ms Roddis’ classroom, joining in with their Guided Reading session!

Eddie, Nora and the rest of the class are so pleased to welcome Teddy Ruxpin into Foundation 2.


As part of our topic ‘Bears’, Foundation Two spent the morning at The build a bear workshop in Meadowhall. We chose two very different bears, and then made a wish on a tiny heart before helping to stuff the bears! We then had the difficult job of choosing a name and an outfit for each bear!

Foundation Two are pleased to introduce, Eddie the Teddy and Nora the Explorer…..Please come in and meet our new friends!

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Information for Day care and Foundation Stage Parents


Here is information that parents can use  to support their child’s learning at home. It includes the ages and stages of development expected for children in Day Care and in the Foundation Stage.

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The Castle on the Hill…

Foundation 2 went on a wonderful trip to Lincoln Castle. We had a walk around the castle wall where we learned lots more facts. Then we all got dressed up in medieval costumes and enjoyed a yummy banquet! After that we made a magical potion to help the resident dragon, Dennis escape the wicked witch!

Big Garden Birdwatch

On Monday  30th January, children in Foundation took part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. The children worked in pairs to look and record the birds they saw in our playground.  In one hou
r, we recoded 9 magpies, 3 collared doves, 11 Sparrows, 8 Blackbirds, 9 wood pigeons and 1 Robin.  The children were really quiet and showed great patience during the bird watch. We then logged onto the RSPB website, and put our results into the National Survey.

Next week we are going to make bird feeders to hang in our playground, to attract more birds!

Fairy tale Friday!

As part of our topic in Foundation, we held a fairy tale dressing up day. We had fairies, princess’, knights and handsome princes. Even a scary witch! (Mrs Turner)

We invited our parents to listen to the songs and watch our medieval and ball dances that we had been practising!

Autumn Time in Foundation

During this half term, we have had a wonderful time in Foundation looking for signs of Autumn! Children enjoyed exploring the local area, where they found some beautiful leaves, conkers and other seeds. We brought them back into the class, where the children produced some lovely pictures and leaf rubbings. They also enjoyed looking at pumpkins, and other seasonal vegetables.