Welcome to the Foundation Stage! 


   Autumn Term 2017  

Please find a copy of our Autumn 1 topic web below. 

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






 Mrs Barker teaches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Miss Langston teaches on Monday and Thursday.

Mrs Malaniuk and Mrs Riley are the class TAs.

Above - our class representatives on the School Council - Lacey-Willow & Noha

Below - our terrific hall display


PE - Tuesday (Mrs Barker)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesay (Miss Hudson)



Mrs Gorton teaches her class everyday and Miss Langston teaches them on Tuesday afternoon.

 Miss Hunt and Miss McCarthy are the class TAs.

Above - Musa & Amaya - our class representatives on the School Council

Below - "Raindrops keep falling on our heads!"


PE - Tuesday (Miss Langston)

FRENCH - Wednesday (Madame Binns)

MUSIC - Wednesday (Miss Hudson)

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

Monday 11th December: Foundation Stage Party (pm).

Tuesday 12th December: Pantomime trip to see 'Sleeping Beauty' at Middleton Arena.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas Dinner.

Wednesday 22nd December: End of term, 2.30pm.  

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






Wednesday 18th October - Thank you to all our lovely parents (25 of you in all) that attended our first Stay and Play session today. It was a great success and the children really enjoyed you being here.  Your support and engagement is much appreciated. We can't wait to hang our family chandeliers!


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