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Church Hill Infant School

Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Base.

Staff who work in Foundation Stage are:

  • Miss Jeffery (Class JJ)
  • Mrs Purnell & Mrs Corcoran (Class PB)
  • Mrs Basigara (Class BB and Foundation Stage Co-ordinator)
  • Support Staff – Mrs Parker-Bates, Mr Vazifdar, Mrs Hussain 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.

W/C 18th June 2018

This week we have had Stay and Play sessions with the children who will be starting school in the new term and their grown ups. We have enjoyed sharing our learning, and we hope that our new children are excited about joining the Church Hill family! 

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:

Let's Set Sail!

(Transport and Transition)


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 current topic is Let's Set Sail! Transport and Transition

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!"

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Practise your sounds with the Alphablocks!

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

Practise your Maths with the Numberblocks!


  • Think about your journey to school every day. How do you travel here? Try and draw a simple map or plan of your journey showing some of the things that you see on your way (e.g shops, petrol stations etc.)


  • Visit to find games and songs to help you learn how to keep yourself safe on the roads.
  • Next time you are out and about with your grown ups write a list of/ take pictures of all the different types of transport you can find.
  • Get your taste buds involved in our Transport topic! Be creative in the kitchen with your grown ups and create your own transport themed food! Safety first - let your grown up help you with cutting, and remember the 'bridge' and 'claw' ways of cutting.





Topic Books

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

Mr Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham

Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke

All Kinds of Cars by  Carl Johanson

All Aboard for the Bobo Road by Stephen Davies & Christopher Corr

Emma Jane's Aeroplane by Katie Haworth & Daniel Rieley

Journey by Aaron Becker

The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith

The Runaway Train by Benedict Blathwayt

William Bee's Wonderful World Trains, Boats and Planes by William Bee

My First Book of Transport - Collins




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

Word of the Week

w/c 18th June 2018


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....