Skip to content ↓

Church Hill Infant School

Foundation Stage

  • Welcome to the Foundation Base.

Staff who work in Foundation Stage are:

  • Miss Kirby (Magnolia Class)
  • Mrs Basigara (Willow Class and Foundation Lead)
  • Additional Teaching staff - Mrs Purnell and Mrs Corcoran
  • Support Staff – Mrs Parker-Bates and Mr Vazifdar

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.


If your child is starting school in the new term then please have a look at the list below to see how you can help prepare your child over the Summer. 



Water Bottles 

Please can parents ensure that their child brings in a named water bottle every day. Many thanks!

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:


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 first topic is Superheroes!

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 at least 3 times per week and record it in your child's Reading Record. The number of times that your child has read at home is recorded each week, and certificates are given out at the end of every half term for children who have read at home at least 3 times per week.


Help your child to practise holding their pencil correctly.

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

Practise writing, ordering and recognising numbers 1-20. Choose a number. Can you count out that number of objects? Which number is 1 more? Which number is 1 less?


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!


Learn a new song! Can you remember all the words?

1-10 Super Song

(sung to the tune of ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a Fish Alive’)


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, take my super-car to drive.

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, turns into a bike again.


10, 9, 8, 7, 6, practising my hero kicks

5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, super speedy super run.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, into water I can dive,

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, super-suit is dry again.


10, 9, 8, 7, 6, come and see my super tricks.

5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, being super’s so much fun!


Get crafty at home, and create your own Superhero art! We would love to see your creations in school!


Make your own Superhero Strawberry Snacks!


Topic Books

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

Supertato by Sue Hendray


Traction Man Is Here by Mini Grey


Nat Fantastic by Giles Andreae & Katharine McEwen


Super Daisy by Kes Gray & Nick Sharratt


Superworm by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler


Superhero Street by Phil Earle & Sara Ogilvie





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

Word of the Week

w/c 28.08.18


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

Can you use it in a sentence?


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 achievement, 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....