Abbey Gates
Primary School

Welcome to Foundation

Welcome to the Foundation Stage at Abbey Gates.

Our Foundation Stage unit is made up of children in F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception). We are very lucky to have a large, shared environment that includes 2 indoor and 2 outdoor areas that are open and accessed throughout the day during "busy time".

Learning in Foundation takes place in many ways; child-initiated learning, small group tasks, adult directed tasks and one to one opportunities. Our projects are open - ended to allow us to follow children's interests. Regular visits within the community and visitors in school ensure our children have a wide range of experiences.

Our first project questions is: I wonder...what is special? 

We will be learning all about ourselves, family, friends and celebrations.

In school, we share lots of books, songs and rhymes together - reading is essential for communication, language and literacy development. It is important that children hear stories at home regularly. Reading books at bedtime is an opportunity to spend quality time together, sharing a love of reading. 

PE is every Friday and we visit the library on alternate Fridays. Please let us know if you would like to join us as we always welcome parent helpers.

Mrs Bowell, Miss Orchard, Mrs Whitworth, Mrs Wilmot, Miss Kingswood and Mrs Tomlin.

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