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Foundation 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Shaw

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hanson

Miss McCafferty

Mrs Bradley


In Foundation Stage 1 the children are encouraged to become independent learners and critical thinkers, therefore our curriculum is child-led. This means we will explore and develop children’s own thoughts and interests. Lastly, we will observe the characteristics of the children’s learning, for instance whether a child shows curiosity about objects, events and people.

The ways in which the children in Foundation Stage 1 engage with other people, including their peers and the learning environment underpin the learning and development across all areas of learning and support the children to remain an effective and motivated learner. We hope to encourage the children in the setting to play and explore, be an active learner and create and think critically, through the seven areas of learning which include:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and Language
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the World
  7. Expressive Arts and Design


In Foundation Stage 1 we focus on the Prime areas of learning which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Our topic, this half term is Winter and what happens around us as during Winter. We will be learning new vocabulary including Winter, change, cold, ice, frost, snow, robin, snowflake, icicle, mitten.

We will be learning to look out for the signs of Winter and are hoping to invite you to join on us an Winter walk through the Pondarosa woods.

We will also be learning the story of Going on a Bear hunt. Have a look at the story below.

Going on a Bear Hunt

We will also be reading "Goldilocks" and learning the vocabularly porridge, bowl, spoon, fork, knife, chair, table, bed, house, big, little, eating, sleeping, drinking, running, mixing

Below is a video of the story. 


There are also a few celebrations and festivals this half term including Valentines day and Chinese New Year. The children will explore these in class.

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Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834

SEN Contact: Laura hammond

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