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Welcome to Foundation 2023-24

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Welcome to Summer Term 2


We are very proud to be an Outstanding Early Years Unit after our recent Ofsted visit! 



This term we will be learning all about 'Planet Earth'.

After learning all about Space and Earth day, we were really interested in how to look after Planet Earth. We will be looking into types of pollution, what we can do to help and also explore endangered animals. 


In Foundation we have worked very hard to create an exciting and engaging learning environment. We value individuality in Foundation and plan our topics around the children's interests. We are excited to explore the children's interests and watch them learn and grow throughout the year.





Our Early Years Rationale


At Salisbury Road Primary, the Early Years Team believe that all children deserve an education rich in wonder, excitement, independence and memorable experiences. At Salisbury Road we believe children learn best through play in an environment that promotes creativity, curiosity and independence. Our ethos is to support children’s personal, social and emotional development so that they feel safe, secure, happy and ready to learn.


We recognise the importance of giving our children the best possible start to their education by planning and implementing teaching and learning opportunities that supports them in reaching their full potential and develop a love of learning. At Salisbury Road, we recognise the crucial role that Early Years education and educators have to play in providing firm foundations upon which the rest of a child’s education is successfully based.


Through the Early Years Curriculum, we provide children with a rich learning environment that builds on the children’s interests and develops their experiences of the world around them. We support the children in their transition into school and ensure that the start of the children’s learning journey is enjoyable for both the children and their families. We recognise that all children come into our setting with varied experiences and we work hard to provide equal learning opportunities to develop children’s understanding of the world around them and we have high expectations for all our children.

Important dates



Back to school - Monday 3rd June

Sports day - Tuesday 18th June 1:30pm

Wear Yellow Day - Friday 21st June

Meeting New Teachers - Wednesday 3rd June

Aquarium Trip - Friday 5th June

Time with new teachers - Monday 8th July

Poems in the Playground - Tuesday 9th July

Summer Fair - Friday 12th June

Head Teachers Assembly - Tuesday 16th July

Foundation cake sale - Thursday 18th July

Lat day of School Year - Friday 19th July


Tuesdays - PE day please can the children bring in their PE kits.


PPA for Mrs Burke and Miss Pearce will be on Tuesdays, this will be covered by Miss Matthews. 


Reading books changed Mondays and Thursdays.


Fridays - Library


Mrs Luscombe will teach FSB on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Burke will be back to teach on Thursdays and Fridays.  





All about us

Underpinning all of our learning and time together is our school values. They are also linked to our Class Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily. 



Our value this term is 'Courage'.


We will be discussing what it unity means, as well as these 2 key questions.


What can I do to show courage?

How can I help others to be courageous?






Information about Foundation

Phonics: Here at Salisbury Road, we teach phonics from the start. We will begin by listening to sounds and playing phonological awareness games. We will then begin working through the Read Write Inc scheme to learn all the individual letter sounds and begin to read simple CVC words. The children will be grouped according to their knowledge so the learning can be tailored to their needs.


Maths: We provide the children with a secure foundation of numbers 1-10. We learn about the composition of each number and talk about 'what we see' and 'how we see it'.  We will look at patterns in objects, colours and numbers and explore making our own patterns too. Oracy is at the heart of our maths sessions to enrich the children's vocabulary and make sure they are using full sentences. 


Topic: We base our topics on the children's interests. 


Reading: Reading is a priority at our school. In foundation, we pride ourselves on promoting a life long love of reading. Reading is at the heart of everything we do in foundation so we encourage you to read with your child everyday. We have an exciting reading raffle where child could win the book of the term! All they need to do to be entered each week is to read at home at least 4 times each week. The more times they do, the more chances they have to win the book, so get reading!



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