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Church Hill Infant School

Foundation Stage

LitWelcome to the Foundation Base.

Staff who work in Foundation Stage are:

  • Miss Jeffery (Class JJ)
  • Mrs Purnell & Mrs Borman (Class PB)
  • Mrs Basigara (Class BB)
  • Support Staff – Mrs Parker-Bates, Mr Vazifdar, Mrs Hussain, Mrs Parwaiz and Mrs Beall

Information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum and our topic plans ("Medium Term Plans") can be viewed in the "Learning" Section of our website, or by clicking here.


What have we been getting up to? Visit our Photo Galleries!

Helping at home - click on the pencil to find out how you could be helping your child.

Toys in school

We would like to ask all parents to ensure that their child does not bring any toys, jewellery, novelty key rings or other personal/ expensive items into school (excluding jewellery worn for religious reasons).

We cannot take responsibility for any personal items that are lost or damaged in the FS Base.

Thank you!



We do PE on a Monday in Foundation Stage.

Your child will need a NAMED PE kit in school:

White t shirt

Black shorts


PLEASE NOTE: All children need to remove earrings on PE days.

Thank you!

Home time

We would like to politely request that grown ups stand as far away from the windows and doors as possible at the end of the day when the children are getting ready to go home.

We give out important letters at the end of the day, and when the children are waving and calling out to their grown ups they can become very distracted!

Thank you for your co-operation!


Click here for topic advice

Our current topic is: Elmer

Click here for a list of books to support our current topic


What can it be? Why don't you see?


 Welcome to Foundation Stage!



We base our learning around a topic, and we change our topic every 3 weeks. You can find details of what we will be learning in each topic on our medium term plans - click here to find out more!


Our topic is Elmer

Things you can do at home to support your child's learning.


Our focus for home learning for this term is reading, reading and more reading! Please share books at home with your child. Reading workshops will be taking place this half term, and your child's reading book will be given out. When you receive the book please read with your child at least 3 times a week.


Help your child to practise holding their pencil correctly.

Help your child to practise writing their name using correct letter formation.

Practise writing and recognising numbers 1-10


Remember to use the internet safely!  Smartie the Penguin says "Before you tap and click you need to stop and think - and tell someone!"

Image result for smartie the penguin


Practise your sounds with the Alphablocks!

(for handheld devices you will need to download the Cbeebies Playtime app)

Practise your Maths with the Numberblocks!



Topic Books

Here are some lovely books to share at home to support our topic.

Search for the Elmer books by David McKee - there are lots to choose from!

"Old Bear" by Jane Hissey

"Where's My Teddy?" by Jez Alborough

"Handa's Surprise" by Eileen Browne

"Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster tale from West Africs" by Gerald Mc Dermott

"Not Now Bernard!" by David McKee

Finding living things in the picture

Completing an animal jigsaw puzzle





                               Have a go at creating your own Elmer model using a milk carton




Every week we practise a word in the classroom, and practise reading and writing it in sentences.

Word of the Week

w/c 5th February 2018


Can you write this word, using the correct letter formation?

Can you use it in a sentence?


Sounds of the Week

w/c 5th February 2018

ear. are, ure




Communication Books

Each child will be given a communication book for you to use, which will be kept in their book bags and needs to be given to the class teacher when there is a message!  You can communicate anything you would like us to know. This can be;

  • A celebration of an acheivement, like a swimming certificate, or of a special day in your family that your child may want to share with us.
  • Information about your child, such as who is collecting them at the end of the day.
  • Quick questions about how your child is doing at school and how you can help them at home.

If you have written something in your child's book, please hand it to your child's teacher in the morning. We will also use it to communicate with you, especially if your child is collected by an after school club.



These are some fantastic books that we know the children love in Foundation Stage which you may wish to share at home:

  • The Tiger who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
  • Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth
  • Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
  • Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
  • The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andrae

In Foundation Stage, we also enjoy reading traditional tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs. Traditional tales are an important aspect within our school curriculum so it is beneficial for children to be familiar with these stories.

See below for some helpful documents....