Foundation Stage

Holly and Willow Classes

The Autumn term is such an exciting one for us all in Holly and Willow. We are busy spending September getting to know one another and settling into our new classes.

Our learning and group activities for the first few weeks will be based upon the following books: The Gruffalo, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer. We will then be focussing on toys old and new as well as Diwali. After half term we will be sharing the books Owl Babies and The Three Little Pigs, as well as talking about the topics of homes around the world, magnets, nocturnal animals and Christmas. Daily maths activities will be carried out following the White Rose Early years Maths programme and we use the Numberblocks programmes to support the children’s understanding of maths.

We will begin our daily phonics lessons at the beginning of September following the Revised Letters and Sounds Programme called Little Wandle. Each week we will be learning 4 new phonemes and then practising blending them to read words. You might like to look at the parents page on the Little Wandle website :

Our classroom provision will reflect our learning and provides lots of independent opportunities to explore child-initiated play. We will be carrying out activities in our Early Years Garden and making use of our super new Garden room that was built over the summer.

We are so excited to be starting the new Autumn term and really look forward to sharing your child’s learning with you.