Foundation Blog

  • Bun making with FS2

    A big well done to the FS2 children who achieved 100% attendance last term! As a treat for their hard work the children were invited to a morning of cupcake making and decorating. We had a fantastic time!

  • Stolen school bus

    Our school minibus was stolen this afternoon. This happened at 14:42 as shown on CCTV. The fence panel was cut and removed, a small window removed for access and the padlock on the gates forced. The minibus was then driven out of the school car park. This happened at the end of the day when the children had finished their outdoor activities.

    The registration number for our silver 17 seater bus is YT14 NBL. The bus has Goldthorpe Primary School written down both sides as well as our school logo. If you do spot our bus – probably with a shadow of where the logo has been by now – please do contact the police or contact us through social media.

    The children who were looking forward to their trips to the Royal Armouries tomorrow and Thursday are now very disappointed.

    There is a significant cash reward for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle and prosecution of the offenders.

  • Starting back with a ‘Spring’ in our step!

    A huge welcome back to all our Foundation family as we enter Spring Term 2.  

    Remember, along with this blog, you can keep up to date with your child’s learning via Seesaw.  You can also like, comment and feedback on the posts they make on the app so that you are a part of their school learning too!

    In Foundation Stage, staff make learning journals for all the children, observing, recording and assessing their learning.  However, on Seesaw the children are able to do this themselves.  They use Seesaw independently so the posts they make will be on an ad hoc basis as it is up to them to use the app to reflect on their own learning.   They are encouraged to use Seesaw daily but of course some children may use it more than others so please don’t worry if your child hasn’t yet created a lot of posts; they are getting used to this being part of the routine of learning and developing skills which they will then further develop as they move up through school.  We are so proud of how independent the children are and how well they reflect on their own learning through talk and now recording it on Seesaw and discussing it with staff and peers.  We are sure you will be very proud to see how well they are doing too.

    If you have any questions about Seesaw, please ask a member of staff on the door at drop off/pick up.  Thank you for your continued support.


  • Community Connections

  • Sharing Stories and Happy Holidays

    A huge thank you to all of you who were able to join us today for our storytime sessions.  The children have once again delighted in being able to share their love of reading with you and were thrilled to welcome you into setting to join in storytime.  

    Have a wonderful half term break and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 19th February as we head into Spring Term 2!

  • FS Storytime

    Following the success of our Foundation Stage Story Time session last term, we will be holding another session on Wednesday next week.  Your child will be bringing a letter home telling you all the details.  We hope lots of you will be able to join us and cuddle up with your child to share a story.  See you on Wednesday 7th February 🙂


  • Ice, Art and Engineering!
  • Early Engineering!

    We are constantly changing the enhancements in the classroom to meet pupil need and interest.  Look at some of the exciting enhancements in our classroom.  We have developed our winter transient art table, we are persevering to design, build and balance cubes to make igloos and we are beginning to explore early engineering skills.

    Early engineering brings science, technology, engineering, and maths into learning in a fun and challenging way, inspiring children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning, whilst developing fine motor skills.  It also takes a lot of concentration and perseverance to achieve some of those balances!

    Keep an eye out for some of the children’s creative engineering ideas coming shortly!

  • New Year, New Term, New Friends!

    A huge welcome back to all our children and their families and also a huge welcome to all our new starters.  Well it has been a chilly, wintery day for our start to the new half term but we have had lots of fun and created some lovely wintery art and have had a lovely time making new friends and settling back in.  Keep checking our blog for all the latest updates 🙂

  • Merry Christmas 🎄

    A huge Merry Christmas to all our Foundation Stage children, families and friends.  Have a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

    Love from Miss Cowlishaw and the FS Team xxx