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Welcome to Miss Gossage's Class

Welcome to Foundation at Salisbury Road Primary School.


This term our topic is People who help us.


This term our topic is all about People who help us. We will be learning about different roles within our community. This will include teachers, Firefighters, Police, Guide dogs, Doctors and Nurses. This term we will be visiting the Greenbank Fire Station and we will be writing some questions to ask a Police Officer when he comes to visit our class. We are also lucky enough to be having a visit from the Teddy Bears Hospital who will show us what is inside a doctors' bag, teach us about different parts of our body and help our teddies to feel better with a 'pawscription'.


Important dates...

Back to school - Monday 24th February

Pancake tasting - Tuesday 25th February

Reports out to parents - Tuesday 3rd March

World Book Day - Thursday 5th March

Science week - Monday 9th March to Friday 13th March

Parents evening - Monday 9th March and Wednesday 11th March

Class assemblies - Thursday 12th March FSG - 9.15 FRW - 2.30

Last day of term - Friday 27th March


Our Boat Trip...


On Thursday 14th November the Foundation children went on a Boat trip as part of our Transport topic. We boarded the boat at the Barbican and it took us around Plymouth Sound, up to the Tamar Bridge then back again. We saw lots of exciting things including a submarine, navy ship, police boat and sea birds. Everyone got to have a go at steering the boat. 

More information about Foundation...


What is Foundation about?

Our Environment

A little bit about us...


Miss Gossage - I have been teaching in Foundation for 9 years and am excited to continue my role as Foundation team leader this year. I love being active and I enjoy running, going to the gym and rock climbing! This year I completed the London Marathon and I can be a bit competitive at times! I am also a BIG fan of chocolate! I have a real passion for Early Years and can't wait to see how the year progresses! 


Mrs Yearling - This is my second year in  Foundation and I am really excited for the new school year. All three of my children attend/attended Salisbury Road and loved it! I became part of the team in 2018 as a TA in Year 1. I enjoy going to the beach and of course I love chocolate too!


Mrs Baker - I am new to the Foundation team this year and I am looking forward to a new challenge. I spent last year in Year 2 and I will be working Mondays and Tuesdays in Foundation. All of my children attend/attended Salisbury Road and also loved it! It is a great family school and I am proud to work along side my sister Mrs Yearling. 



Homework and Reading ... 


Homework will be a short 15-20 minute task given out on a Friday - please aim to return the homework by Thursday so we can pop new homework in.


All children will be given a non word book to start with so you can talk about the pictures and use your imagination. Please aim to read with your child as often as possible! If your child reads 4 times a week at home (recorded in their reading diary) they will be entered into a raffle to win a book at the end of the term.


All children are also able to choose a library book from the school library to take home every Friday. Please enjoy this book with your child in your free time and return every Friday so they can choose another. 

A day in Foundation ... 


  • School starts at 8.45. As soon as the children are settled we do the register and lunches before Phonics.
  • In Phonics we learn 5 sounds per week, using them to segment and blend the sounds together to make words. We will begin to use our phonics to read and write simple sentences. After phonics we free flow between the 3 classrooms and our outdoor area.
  • Everyday we do a Maths session from 11 o'clock untill 11.45. We use practical objects to support and develop our understanding of number and shape, space and measure. 
  • We go to lunch at 11.45 and return at 12.45.
  • After lunch we do a reading or writing session. We practise our key reading skills (prediction, inference, questioning etc) as well as segmenting and blending to support our word and sentence writing. After reading or writing we free flow between the 3 classrooms and our outdoor area.
  • At the end of the day we do a short Oracy/blending session and brush our teeth before going home at 3.15pm.


Our PE day will be Wednesday, please make sure you provide your child with a PE kit. 

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