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Welcome to Foundation

   Mrs. Nicholls                                                             Miss. Swansborough                                     Mrs. Grealey          Mrs. Warby

   Mrs. Vellender                                                          Miss. Millward                                                Ms. Razzaq            Mrs. Fowkes

    Summer 1 will start with the arrival of 10 special eggs. We will watch the eggs hatching and observe our class chicks grow over the two weeks they are with us. Children will have the opportunity to hold them and learn how to care for them. We will also  be celebrating the King's Coronation as this is an important and historic event for our children to experience. Finally we will listen to stories about minibeasts, learning information about them and looking for lots of creepy crawlies in our outdoor environment.


    During Summer 2, we will go on our first school trip to Little Owl Farm. We will learn about farmers and how important they are to us. We will also look at plants and what they need to grow.  



    We are looking forward to a very busy and exciting SummerTerm.


    If you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff or you can email us at


    Key information

    • PE days are on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed.
    • Bring a coat to school every day… no matter what the weather may be as we continually access the outdoor area.
    • Make sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labelled with their name.
    • Fruit can be donated on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s (thank you for your generosity)
    • Your child’s reading book and diary should be brought to school every day in their blue book bag.
    • Homework books (purple book) should be put in the box outside the foundation entrance every Thursday morning.
    • Homework and reading books are changed on a Friday.
    • Please hear your child read 4 times a week.

    King Charles III Coronation

    Special Visitors


    Monday 17th April

    Today 10 eggs were delivered to school. We thought about what might be inside? Penguins? Dinosaurs? Turtles? Owls? 


    Tuesday 18th April

    At 10:45 this morning the first egg hatched! The creature was wet and tired when it came out as it had been pipping for hours. As the day continued the creature dried off and started chirping. We think it is a chick. There are three eggs with little holes in them - we wonder if they will hatch today before we go home.


    Wednesday 19th April

    When we came into school this morning there were 6 chick chirping away. Mrs Vellender showed us the brooder box and we watched them go into their new home. We learnt that the light keeps them warm and they need food and water. We also talked about how they do not have a bathroom in the brooder box as they poo on the floor so it is important that we clean them out twice a day. In the afternoon we had a little hold of the chicks.


    Thursaday 20th April

    Today we helped Mrs Nicholls clean out the brooder box and put more food and clean water in for the chicks.  We also got to hold the chicks for the second time.  We were very excited!  Take a look at our pictures!


    Friday 21st April

    Look how our chicks are growing!!  Today we observed how our chicks are starting to change.  They are getting bigger and their wing feathers are starting to develop.


    Monday 24th April

    After spending the weekend at Mrs Vellender’s house, the chicks returned to school and look at how they have changed! Can you see their adult feathers growing?

    The first egg hatching

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    Our first chick!

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    Sleepy Chicks

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    Cleaning the Brooder Box

    Wow! The chicks are growing!

    16/03/23 - Comic Relief

    Today we celebrated red nose day!  Thank you for all the kind donations.

    13/03/23- Maths Parent Workshop

    Our grown-ups came to school today and took part in lots of different maths activities with us. The children really enjoyed working with their adult and showing off their super maths skills. 

    It was great to see so many parents and grandparents today. Thank you!

    02/03/23 - World Book Day

    The children looked amazing in their costumes.  Thank you so much!

    We had lots of fun today; reading stories, making book marks, doing a name that story quiz, book hunts, making world book day cards.  This afternoon we enjoyed reading with another child from year 3.

    16/2/23 - Hand Washing 

    The school nurse came to teach us how to wash our hands properly today.  

    14.02.2023                                            Firefighter visit

    Today we had a visit from the local firefighters. They talked to us about their jobs and they even showed us inside the fire truck. There were lots of life saving gadgets aboard and we even watched the hose shooting water. It was very powerful! 

    Librarian visit 14.02.23


    Today we had a visit from a Dudley librarian. We learnt lots about going to the library and how we can access it with our families. We then sorted different types of books and took part in a rattle and rhyme session.

    Veterinary Nurse visit 13.02.23

    On Monday we had a visit from two veterinary nurses. They shared their job role with us, we then got to have a go at some veterinary nurse jobs. It was lots of fun!

    Children's Mental Health Week 

    Today we have been talking about our feelings and emotions. We discussed what we should do if we feel upset or sad and talked about the different people who can help us. We painted and drew pictures of things that make us happy. 

    9.2.23 - St. John's Ambulance came to see us today.  We learnt lots about First Aid.  We even got to bandage our own teddy bear!

    2/2/23 - Postal Worker Visit

    Today Miss Guise came to see the children and tell them all about her job as a postal worker.

    26.01.23 Road Safety Visit

    Today we had a visit from the local road safety team.  They taught the children how and where to cross a road safely.  The children enjoyed practising crossing a road with a lollipop person, on a zebra crossing, and using a pelican crossing.


    People who help us! This afternoon we had a visit from Mr Eaton. Mr Eaton is a paramedic, he showed us all his emergency equipment and we even got to walk through his ambulance. We listened to the siren and tried on some of his clothing. 

    12/01/23 - People Who Help Us: Police Visit 

    Santa came to say hello!


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    2/12/22 - It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Reception.  Today we decorated our trees.

    24/11/22 - Author Visit

    Today Fay Evans, an author, visited the children in Foundation.  They listened to Fay read them her own book - Dave the Whale.

    18.11.22                                                                Children In Need

    The children have had a wonderful day dressing up and visiting the KS2 classrooms to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you for your help and kind donations to help towards a worthy cause. 

    11.11.22 - This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day.  Today foundation showed their respect and observed the 2 minutes silence. Throughout the week the children took part in various Remembrance Day activities.

    We had so much fun this week learning about Diwali.

    This half term we have been reading different traditional tales. This week we read Little Red Hen, we used masks and props to retell the story. 

    Every day we take part in dough disco activities.  This is lots of fun and helps to improve our fine motor skills.

    In Mathematics we have been learning about pattern.

    Every week we have been doing write dance to help improve our gross and fine motor skills.

    We love reading.

    September 2022

    We have been very busy in our first days in Foundation. 

    Have a look what we have been doing!

    Look at our indoor learning...

    Look at our outdoor learning...