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Foundation Centre

Weekly Homework and News from Reception will be in your child's bookbag every Friday. A copy of this can also be found at the bottom of this page.


Reminder- Cold weather

Please ensure that your child comes to school with a warm, waterproof, named coat. If possible please name hats, gloves and scarves too.

Our Foundation Centre has one Nursery class (Dragonflies) and two Reception classes (Butterflies and Bumble Bees).

Our Reception classes are taught by Mrs. Sim, Mrs. Melville-Brown, Mrs. Berridge and Mrs. Cooper. These classes are supported by Mrs. Naish, Mrs. Goodyear, Mrs. Samuel-Poh and Mrs. Rogers. 

Our Nursery class is led by Mrs. Amy Hamer (Tuesdays to Fridays) and Mrs. Chani Cooper (Mondays). The Nursery is supported by Caryn Foster, Claire Haines, Alice Rivans,  Lucy Twitchen and Molly Marangone. Administrative information for our Nursery can be found by following the 'About Us' tab.

Mrs. Alison Williams and Mrs. Georgia Demellweek join the team to support the children at lunchtimes.


In the Spring Term, in Reception, we learn about "Journeys". Please see the attached overview for our starting points and ways you could help at home. If you would like any further information about the curriculum please make an appointment to see your child's teacher in the first instance.

Also attached below are Pie Corbett's reading spine books. These stories will be shared in school regularly, so that your child becomes very familiar with them.

Reception Homework

Homework in Reception has a reading focus. We firmly believe that reading and sharing stories at home, from an early age, is the key to early learning success.

In the Autumn term homework will consist of new phonic sounds to practise. In the Spring term, there will be a 'red' word focus and in the Summer term, we focus on wider reading for pleasure. We ask that you share stories as often as possible and that you hear your child read daily and complete their home reading diary.

Your child will bring home a story book to share (adults read) each Monday and a scheme book each Friday. Their scheme book will exactly match the phonic learning for your child from the week and will complement the scheme book they have read in class.

We also offer parents a 'library' of scheme books. These books are available in our 'middle room' for you, as parents, to borrow as often as you wish . You will be advised via your child's reading diary which boxes most closely match their learning in school. The list of books is available to download below to support working parents who are unable to pop in themselves- you may wish to ask whoever brings your child to school (or their breakfast club leader) to borrow a particular book/book from a particular box.

Attending our phonic workshop early in the Autumn term is highly recommended. This will outline how your child will learn to read at school.

Below are some ideas for games to encourage 'Fred Talk' (sounding out), the handwriting phrases to support accurate letter formation, a video to demonstrate how to say each letter sound correctly and the list of irregular 'red' words that your child will learn to read and spell this year. There is also a guide to explain how RWI aligns with National Book Bands and a selection of ideas for games and activities to support your child to learn to read and spell Red Words.

Information for Parents- How to say the sounds.mp4
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