Foundation Class Page

Welcome to Foundation
Ash (Mrs Churchill) and Aspen (Miss Vincent)
On our year group page, we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Early Years Curriculum and useful resources for both parents and children.
We regularly update our Class Dojo page with photos of what we are getting up to in Foundation and we also upload photographs on Facebook. If you are not already 'following' us, please do get involved.
Facebook: Elburton Primary
Tapestry is an online learning journey that will document your child's learning experiences in school and we encourage you to share moments from home too.

We hope that the children are all excited about the term ahead. We have lots of exciting things planned! 


Mrs Churchill and Miss Vincent and the wonderful Foundation Team

If you would like to get in contact with us please contact us through your class Dojo account and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Any urgent enquiries please telephone to School Office. Please do not hesitate to contact us, even if it may seem trivial. We are here to help you and your child on their journey into and through school.
Our Teaching Support Team 
Mrs Vicki Oldroyd

HLTA and Forest School Leader

Mrs Shelley Benwell

EYFS Practitioner

Mrs Mandy Gray

EYFS Practitioner and 1:1

Mrs Margaret Ward

EYFS Practitioner

Mrs Dani Brown

1:1 EYFS Practitioner

Mrs Nicky Smith


Getting to Know You Meetings
are being held in school on Tuesday 21st September, between 3:30-4:15 and 4:30 - 5:15.
As discussed, the format for Foundation is different. Please see the presentation below. Mrs Churchill, Miss Vincent and Mrs Oldroyd will be available to discuss any questions at the above times. If you would like to come and look at your child's learning environment, you are more than welcome. 
EYFS Curriculum Map 2022
Foundation Curriculum Overviews 22-23
Maths in Foundation
How to 'Say the Sounds' when teaching your child to read.

Reading in Foundation


A reading for pleasure book


This book is designed to promote a love of reading for your child. They choose this book independently based on their current interests. We have a wide range of both fiction and non fiction that the children can select from.

Your child is not expected to be able to read this book independently as it may contain sounds that they are not familiar with. The purpose of this book is for your child to share this with an adult and to discuss the text and pictures with interest. They can read this book once at home before bringing it back into school to be changed. 


 Please ensure your child has their reading book and diary in school every day. The day for changing these books is a Thursday but if your child would like to change sooner, they are able to. 
Once your child is ready, they will begin to bring reading books home that are matched to their Phonic Ability. The children are assess every six weeks to ensure that they always receive high quality phonics teaching and text matched to their exactly need.
Key Dates for Autumn Term 2022

Friday 30th September Tempest Individual and Family photos

Friday 7th October Harvest Festival

Friday 14th October PTA Wine and Wisdom Evening

Friday 21st October PTA Break the Rules Day

Monday 21 to Thursday 24th November Bikeability Balance 

Monday 5th December pm   EYFS Christmas show to parents / carers

Friday 9th December Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 12th December EYFS and KS1 Infant Christmas Party day
Forest School - Starting November 2022