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Welcome to Foundation Stage

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Please let us know if you need help accessing any of the online content or if you need support with your home learning. Email:

Here is a timetable from Cbeebies with 'lockdown lessons' your child can watch at home. These lessons link to our key learning areas in Foundation Stage.

Some useful resources to help with your childs' learning:

Online PE sessions and games to try at home a couple of times a week.

How to use REAL PE

This is "Guidance for Families" by Create Development on Vimeo.

As part of our school week, children have 2 hours of PE. Physical exercise is really important in our routine as it keeps our children active and fit physically but also great for their mental health too. Why not try a short burst of exercise when children are finding it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time and then try completing a learning task after... Can you tell a difference?  

Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing activities calendar for February.

Some important information for Foundation 1 and Foundation 2 parents

(please note this is to show parents what a typical Sparken Hill day in school looks like (when all children are in school) it isn't for home learning purposes!)




Our Session Times for F1 are:

8:30-11:30am (Morning places)

12:15-3:15pm (Afternoon places)


Our school day is 8.45am-3.15pm

Our daily routine

When the children come into school they do a special morning job (name writing, number or phonics)

  • Find their own name for self-registration and choose a number to put their name on
  • Register time  and daily routine - we count the children,  do our days of the week, look at the weather, sounds in our name
  • Free play indoor & outdoor (snack - fruit & milk at 10.30)
  • Phonics time in groups
  • Story & home time


Our daily routine

When the children come into school they do a special morning job (name writing, number or phonics)

  • Register time – we choose our dinner and then count the children, we talk about the day, date and the weather
  • Phonics/literacy time
  • Exploring time and guided literacy jobs (snack- fruit and milk at 10.30)
  • Dinner time out & outdoor play
  • Register and maths time
  • Exploring time and guided maths jobs
  • Story & home time

Bedtime readers

Please help yourself to the selection of bedtime books we have on offer from our class library. Don't forget to take a raffle ticket if you share the book at home with your child.


Remarkable readers

You should try to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Every day your child reads, they get a star sticker on the chart. If they get 3-5 stickers in a week they get a raffle ticket for Fridays' prize draw.


In Foundation Stage 1 & 2 have PE on Tuesdays so please send your child in their tracksuits

  • Please label all clothing with your child's full name
  • Please ensure that sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather. They have the opportunity to play outside come rain or shine!
  • Please bring a water bottle into school for your child, labelled with their name


Children love using tablet computers. If you have a tablet computer at home, why not download some educational apps for them to use?