Welcome to the Foundation Stage!

As the Foundation Class teacher and it is my privilege to be working with 15 children (4- 5 years old). We refer to the class as the Foundation Class because of the critical skills children learn that lay the foundations for the rest of their lives. There are seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

More information about these areas can be found in Development Matters from the British Association for Early Childhood Education. We focus on learning 40-60 months. This year 2015-16 our Foundation Class have enjoyed weekly reading sessions with Year 6 children, football sessions with Streatley Hill Pre-school, listening to and sharing students’ written stories with older children, visiting Warwick Castle, watching Alice in Wonderland at the Watermill Theatre, exploring the Living Rainforest, enjoying an Easter Service with Goring Primary School, and… observing chicks hatching from eggs!

Kind regards,
Mrs Skinner
Foundation Class Teacher

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