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Foundation Stage's Diary

We are a team of very happy staff and children. The staff include: Miss Amy Sabin (Class Teacher); Miss Rachel Newton (Class Teacher); Mrs Jo Hope (Teaching Assistant) Mrs Claire Blois (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Janet Clarke (Teaching Assistant). We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which promotes an exciting, first experience of school and helps to instill a love of learning in the children. We love to have fun and try to create a happy, relaxed and stimulating environment both inside and outside the classroom. We want to give the children a smiling start to their school career. Please have a look at our diary page to see us at work and play.

Summer 2: In the Woods

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, May 31, 2018

For our final half term our topic will be 'In the Woods'. 

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We will enjoy a variety of traditional tales focusing closely on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.  

The children will research bears around the world and explore differences and similarities between them. 

Towards the end of this half term we will be inviting parents into school to celebrate your child's successes with us in the form of a Teddy Bear's Picnic. We will be sending a letter out to you soon. 

Enjoy the last few days of your holiday and we'll see you on Monday ready and raring to go! 

Foundation Team 

Our favourite topic so far!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, May 31, 2018

The children have absolutely LOVED our mini beast topic this half term. 

They have observed our caterpillars change into butterflies every day with awe and wonder and enjoyed a range of mini beast activities. 

Click here for a sneak peak at some of the things we have been up to. 

Summer 1: Minibeasts in the Garden!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Sunday, April 01, 2018

We are extremely excited about our next topic: Minibeasts in the Garden. It is always a firm favourite with the children. 

We look forward to going on minibeast hunts around the school grounds, reading and writing minibeast facts and exploring the life cycle of a butterfly first hand in the classroom. 

Our key text next half term will be: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Have a great Easter break and we'll see you ready and raring to go soon!

Foundation Team 

Easter Family Creative 2018

Ecclesfield Teachers - Sunday, April 01, 2018

Thank you to all our parents and carers who attended our Easter family creative session. The children had a great morning! 

Click here to take a look at some of our activities.


Hannah Smith - Friday, March 16, 2018
sQuid Update: 
sQuid online payment system is now live for dinner money, school milk and Breakfast & After School Club payments. Please ensure you have signed up to this system. If you require any assistance, please contact the school office. We will shortly be rolling out other payments such as visits, after school activity clubs and music lessons.

White Post Farm 2018

Ecclesfield Teachers - Monday, March 12, 2018

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Hannah Smith - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Happy Snow Day!!

Here are some activities to do at home...

1. Take a photo and write a sentence about your day in the snow to put in your homework book. 

2. Painting in the snow. 

3. Bring some various sized snowballs into the house on a tray-explore what happens to them. Which melt first? Why?

4. Time how fast you can sledge down a hill. Race a friend or family member. Who has traveled the furthest? 


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Spring 2: On the Farm

Ecclesfield Teachers - Saturday, February 24, 2018

This half term our topic is 'On the Farm'. Please see our curriculum newsletter on the website for more info. 

Our key text will be 'Dora's Egg's'. The children will get to know this story extremely well! 

Why not go down to your local library and find our class text. You'll be surprised by how well your child knows it!

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Ecclesfield Teachers - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Some of our favourite moments from our pirate topic...

Spring 1-Commotion in the Ocean

Ecclesfield Teachers - Saturday, January 06, 2018

Welcome back. We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year and are feeling relaxed and raring to go. 

This half term our topic is: Commotion in the Ocean. 

During our topic the children will be learning about life under the sea; researching facts about our favourite sea creatures. We will be using our imaginations to undertake pirate adventures and are particularly looking forward to our pirate dress up day on Monday 29th January (letter coming soon). 

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Dates for your diary: 

Monday 15th January-Breakfast morning 

Thursday 25th January-Pirate workshop with parents (time TBC) 

Monday 29th January-Pirate dress up day

Monday 5th February-Breakfast morning 

Wednesday 7th February-Lions visit Ecclesfield library