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Welcome to Foundation Stage

A massive 'Welcome' to Foundation Stage! We are very excited to be leading your children through their first steps at school, ensuring that they feel happy, comfortable and ready to learn.

We will be learning lots of exciting topics this year, starting with 'Marvellous Me', after which the children will determine what we will learn next, the world's our oyster! 

Throughout the year, we aim to help you feel fully updated on our amazing learning journeys in and around school. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at school.

Remember to keep a close eye on our webpage so we can share our wonderful learning with you!

Miss WrightMiss Wright










Miss Wright (class teacher)

Please find below some of the things we have been doing this year...

January 2018

The first morning back to school, FS2 found mysterious footprints around the classroom. Who did they belong to? The children investigated the footprints, searched for clues and predicted who they thought the footprints belonged to. They found out that the footprints belonged to the Giant! The children found a letter addressed to Foundation Stage and some magic beans which were left on the table.

The Giant asked if we could help him locate his castle as someone had taken it and also to design a new home for him. So, the children got to work straight away and designed a new castle. They used candles to design it, then, using powder paint, mixed two primary colours together to make a secondary colour to paint their castle. 


After, the children planted their own beans to help grow a new beanstalk for the giant and discussed what beans need in order to grow and stay healthy.  

What an exciting day back! 

Motty the Maths Mascot

This week in Maths we are learning all about money.  Motty is joining in with the activities which includes coin rubbings, find the correct coin and sorting the coins out because Motty dropped them all over the floor!  I wonder what he will learn about next...









Friday 13th October 

Yesterday, Foundation stage went on an Autumn walk around the village. 

Before we left, we talked about road safety and made sure we knew how to stay safe when we are out and about. After, we began our journey from school and explored the streets of Catterick Village. We went through the housing estate, passed the garage; we crossed the road safely and up the hill to the church. We also went into the Church and explored what was in there. We even imagined we were the choir and sang songs! 

We also discussed what season it was and what happens during Autumn. We went hunting for leaves and found lots of colourful leaves. 

We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for our next trip out! 

Friday 6th October

This week we have been learning all about 2D shapes and describing how many corners and sides they have. We have created simple 2D shapes using ourselves outside and went on a shape hunt, exploring for shapes in our environment.

Which 2D shapes can you find at home?








Tuesday 12th September

For the first week of school, the children have been exploring their new environment and learning the structure of the school day. They have enjoyed their first school dinners, explored the classroom and the outside areas and also met lots of new friends. The children have had a fantastic first week and are looking forward to starting their new topic, 'Marvellous Me'! 

June 2018

Year 2 and Foundation Stage loved working with each other in Primary Edge this week to use our different skills. Year 2 were using their Laura Leadership skills to teach the children how to perform in our 'Mini Olympics' and the Foundation children used great Izzy initiative and Charlie communication skills to ensure they carried out their tasks well. Well done to all of the children!










Foundation Stage had a wonderful afternoon creating wreaths and Rudolf decorations. Thank you to all parents/ carers who were able to come in and join us! 











Tuesday 7th November

On Tuesday, we had a visit from Cassie, the dog, and Maria. Cassie is a therapy dog who supports and listens to children read in school and also supports people who are unwell at a hospital.

Maria talked with the children about:

  • The different types of dogs there are,
  • How we look after our dogs,
  • What foods they eat and when,
  • What information they have on a collar,
  • Why they wear reflective collars at night,
  • Similarities and differences between dogs and us,
  • How we can look after their teeth,
  • How we should ask permission before stroking dogs we don’t know.

Thanks for coming to visit us! 

Monday 9th October 

This week we are learning all about Autumn and the changes that happen in this season. So, this week we are focusing on a story called, 'Leaf Man', which looks at Autumn leaves and how they change as they blow in the wind. 
The children have created their own 'Leaf Men' using leaves which they found around school. 
They look absolutely fantastic, come in and have a look!

Monday 18th September

Topic Launch

Wow! We can't believe the children have been here 2 weeks already, time is flying by! 

So, to start off our topic of 'Marvellous Me', the children went on a nature hunt in and around school to find natural objects to create their face with. They used sticks, stones, leaves, grass and any natural objects they could find outside, we had so much fun! 





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