Welcome to the Foundation Stage! 

                  HONEY BEES & BUMBLE BEES!        

  Spring Term 2019 




Mrs Malaniuk & Mrs. Thompson are the class TAs.

Above - Honey Bees' representatives on the School Council

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PE - Tuesday (Miss Langston)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesday (Miss Hudson)



 Miss Hunt and Miss McCarthy are the class TAs.

Above - Bumble Bees' representatives on the School Council


PE - Thursday (Miss Langston)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesday (Miss Hudson)

Our Curriculum

In the Reception year at school our curriculum is based on ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS).

There are 7 areas of learning – 3 prime areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development) and 4 specific areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design).

At Chesham, the 4 themes of the EYFS underpin all our planning, practice and provision - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments, which together equal Learning and Development.

We also plan for, observe and assess the way in which your child approaches learning. This is done through the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ and we report on this at the end of the Reception year.                                                     The 3 characteristics are Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

Children participate in daily Literacy, Maths and Phonics sessions. These sessions are interactive, multi-sensory and adapted to different learning styles. Children often discuss their learning with ‘talk partners’ and are supported by a teacher and a teaching assistant.

Our Literacy sessions are based around a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Shared reading and writing is modelled and children also have the opportunity to compare texts/videos/web-based writing.

Our Maths sessions are often energetic and collaborative. We sing lots of songs and use lots of different resources to aid learning. The majority of our guided work is practical and there is lots of photographic evidence of the activities in the children’s books.

For our Phonics sessions we use a scheme called 'Letters and Sounds'. In Reception we cover phases 2, 3 and 4 of a 6 phase scheme of work.

Click here for Phase 2.

Click here for Phase 3.

Click here for Phase 4.

Useful websites;-





Here are some dates for your diary for the remainder of the Spring Term;-

Friday 15th February - School closes for half-term.

Monday 25th February - School reopens for the 2nd half of the Spring term.

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day - dress up as your favourite story character; parents welcome in school.

Friday 15th March - Comic Relief 'Red Nose Day'.

Wednesday 20th March - Book Fair in school.

Monday 25th March - Parent's Evening.

Wednesday 27th March - Easter Egg Competition - Fairtrade link.

Friday 29th March - End of term - school closes at 3.30pm.


                                       OUR PHOTO GALLERY                                           

Below - Our outdoor work/play areas & indoor work areas









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