Welcome to the Foundation Stage!  

                  HONEY BEES & BUMBLE BEES!        


If your child needs to access learning remotely, Miss Langston and Mrs Gorton will be able to communicate with you via the Tapestry app. You will be asked to sign up for this on your Stay and Play visit. 

Here are some useful links to sites and activities that you might also like to use:







AJ Jenkins songs






Mrs Malaniuk, Mrs Khan and Miss Law are the class TAs.



PE - Monday (Madame Binns) & Thursday (Miss Langston)              

FRENCH - Monday (Madame Binns)     

MUSIC - Thursday (Mrs Gorton)     



 Miss McCarthy, Miss Hunt and Mrs Panas are the class TAs.


*Please scroll down for some photos*


PE - Monday (Madame Binns) & Thursday (Miss Langston)                

FRENCH - Monday (Madame Binns)     

MUSIC - Thursday (Mrs Gorton)      

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.

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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.

Key dates for the 1st half of the Autumn Term;-

Monday 7th September - Honeybees attend AM, Bumblebees attend PM.

Monday 14th September - Bumblebees attend AM, Honeybees attend PM.

Monday 21st September - FS children attend full-time.

Friday 16th October - School closes for the half-term holiday.

Monday 2nd November - school reopens for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.


                                             OUR PHOTO GALLERY                                          

Below - Our outdoor work/play areas & indoor work areas (pre Covid-19 reorganisation)








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