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Practical ideas to help your child read at home

By | FS1, FS2, Year 1

Calling all FS1, FS2 and Year 1 parents!


On Monday 15th October at 2:30pm, we are hosting a workshop for parents which will give them many practical ideas to help their child read at home.


Letters are going home tonight, so if you would like to join in then please sign the slip at the bottom of the letter.


Thank you,


Mrs Gurner

‘Book in a box’ competition

By | FS1, FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Book Week 26th February – 2nd March
“Book in a box” competition

Our Book Week Competition this year is to create a “book in a box” with super prizes for every year group!

You will need a box, which can be a cereal box, shoe box or equivalent. Choose your favourite book and decorate your box (inside and out) to represent the different parts of the book.

 You could draw or cut out pictures of the characters or significant objects from the book.
 You could recreate a scene from the book inside.
 Include interesting quotes from the text.
 Don’t forget to include the title and author of the book too.
 Make it as colourful and exciting as you can.

For inspiration look at examples of books in boxes on Google “book in box project ideas”. Also Google “book in a box Southam Primary school” and they have some great ideas on their website too.
Label your box clearly with your name and year group and bring your box by Monday 26th of February for judging. Prizes will be awarded at our celebration of the week assembly on Friday 2nd March.

Get Creative!

Class Teacher

Mrs North

Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs North and I am the FS1 teacher.  I am also the music co-ordinator for the whole school. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, walking and reading a variety of books.  One of my favourite authors is CS Lewis,   I particularly like the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, because for me it has so many hidden messages that are relevant for both children and adults alike.  I am a member of the Jericho house within school.

Foundation Stage 1 Curriculum Details

FS1 is a time for the children to explore, discover and learn through play.

In FS1 we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which involves planning and teaching activities and experiences for children to learn across seven main areas of learning. These are as follows: –

3 Prime areas of learning

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

4 Specific areas of learning

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World

   – Expressive Arts and Design

We make sure the children have a broad opportunity to explore and discover things for themselves, because we want them to become independent, excited learners.

In our FS1 class, children will experience a combination of whole class teaching sessions, small group adult-led learning and well planned purposeful child initiated activities. Children move freely between the indoor and outdoor areas and are continually supported and challenged in their learning by all of our staff in the Foundation Stage Team. As the children progress through the year the amount of structure during the sessions is gradually increased to ensure that all of our children are confident, independent learners ready to enter their next phase of education in FS2!

Important Foundation Stage 1 Documents

Foundation Stage Maths

Foundation Stage 1 Calculation Videos

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Our Foundation Stage 1 Gallery Items - You can see all our pictures in the Gallery section of the site.

Foundation Wedding


FS2 Sundown 2016