Foundation Blog

  • IXL Maths

    IXL is a way of making Maths practice interactive and rewarding for your child. Reception children will be bringing home a letter explaining a little about IXL and detailing their username and password to access IXL at home.  On IXL you will find skills for Reception children to practice and work through over the school year.  Please support your child in using IXL weekly as Maths homework.

    1. Go to
    2.  Enter your child’s username and password and click Sign in.
    3.  Click on Maths at the top of the page and navigate to your child’s year level (Reception).
    4.  Find a skill to practice by looking in ‘Awards’ or on their year group level.


    We will be able to see in school who has achieved which skills and children will be able to earn certificates using IXL. Have fun!

  • Look out for our blue token appeal at Tesco Wath and Tesco Express Bolton upon Dearne

  • Check out Mr Wharton talking to Howard Pressman on BBC Radio Sheffield about the school break in.
  • FS Eco School Team

    We were very proud to see our Foundation Stage Eco champs chosen by Mr Wharton at the end of last week. They will be presented with their special green jumpers to showcase their new roles in the next couple of weeks and we can’t wait to show you a photo of them once they’ve got them on. Mr Wharton selects three pupils from each class to join his Eco Team and three of our Reception children were very proud to be chosen for such an important job.  They will help with Eco roles around school, take part in team meetings and support the school at Eco events.  They will be fulfilling their first task one day this week by visiting Tesco to promote our Bags of Help token appeal so look out for them on our blog, Twitter and in the local press!

    Don’t worry if your child wasn’t chosen for the role this time though. The team will represent our whole foundation unit and will feed back to the rest of the class to ensure everyone is involved in everything going on at school and there are plenty of whole class and whole school events for everyone to take part in throughout the year.  Congratulations to our representatives this year 😊

  • We need you!


    If your child is new to our school we need you to sign your permission so we can include your child and their learning in photos on our blog page! We love sharing photos and videos of the children’s work and showing you what they have been busy doing in school so please make sure the office have your permission.  If you have any questions please ask at the door ASAP when you next drop off/pick up your child so we can get going on our blog 😊

    Thank you in advance

  • Did you know?

    Did you know we begin learning Mandarin in school from FS2?  We are really lucky to have our very own Mandarin teacher, Ms Chen who will be teaching our class Mandarin on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is important that we learn Mandarin because it is the most spoken language in the world and it is part of the curriculum to learn it. Below are two of the videos we use when practising our numbers.  Look out for more marvellous Mandarin posts!

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  • Welcome to Foundation Stage 😊



    Welcome to our Foundation Stage blog for 2017-2018.  It is lovely to have so many of you back with us and of course a big welcome to all new starters.  We hope you will enjoy keeping up to date with all our learning, fun and activities through this blog and look forward to bringing you our first update soon 😊



  • We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 4th September! Are you ready for a great year?

  • FS2 Luau Fun

    Thank you to everyone who attended our FS2 leavers celebration and joined us in the fun luau activities and celebrations as we said farewell to our FS2 children as they prepare for their time in Year One.  We have loved teaching them this year and have taught many of them for two years as they have been with us through FS1 as well so we will truly miss teaching them next year but know they will have a fantastic year in Year One.  Good luck!!