Kneesall C of E

Primary School

Together We Achieve


Welcome to the Foundation Stage

We are delighted to welcome you to the Foundation Stage at Kneesall C of E Primary School. Whether you join us as an F1 or F2, we know you will have a fabulous time and learn lots of exciting new things. Keep an eye on this page for what we are learning.


The Foundation Stage prides itself on adapting according to the interests of the children, providing spontaneous learning opportunities adhering to the core principles of the Foundation Stage. The possibilities and opportunities are endless!


Things to remember:  

To ensure that your child is prepared for each school day please send them with their bag,

reading diary (provided by school),  a named water bottle, a waterproof coat, wellington boots (where possible to stay at school), a change of socks and at least two pairs of spare pants and bottoms. 


A quick reminder to parents if you haven’t already, if your child would like milk please register at Under fives receive free milk!


Foundation Stage's allocated PE slot this half term will be Wednesday afternoon each week. Please come to school dressed in PE kits for the whole day on Wednesdays. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs E McMahon Foundation Class Teacher


Our first day at school!

Autumn Term 1 - Me and My Community

This topic supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This topic also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.

Autumn Term 2 - Once Upon a Time & Sparkle and Shine

Once Upon a Time- This project supports children to develop a love of stories and reading. It encourages children to learn, retell and act out familiar and traditional tales including CinderellaGoldilocksLittle Red Riding HoodThe Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Sparkle and Shine - This project teaches children about the celebrations that take place during the autumn and winter seasons, and focus on the significance and symbolism of light at this time of year.

We read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, then followed a recipe to make the bears' porridge!

Spring 1 - Starry Night and Winter Wonderland

Starry Night explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals. Winter Wonderland teaches children about the changes that happen during winter, including the types of weather associated with winter. It also explores places that have snow all year round and the types of animals that live there.

We explored different materials to see which were soft and not soft, then chose which ones would be suitable to make a soft teddy bear.