Foundation Stage

Belong – Committed – Love – Faith – Joy

Welcome to Foundation Stage!

Here you will find information about the themes we are teaching, curriculum and other important information.

Please visit regularly to see what we have been doing in class.

You can also see what we have been doing in class by following our twitter page:

@HolyRosary FS

Meet the Foundation Stage Team!

Miss Pomfret

EYFS Lead & Foundation 2 Teacher

Mrs Newton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs James

Foundation 1 Teacher


Mrs Atkinson

Foundation 1 Teacher


Miss Giles

Teaching Assistant  

Class Information

In Reception, all children will have a reading book to take home. Reading books will go home on a Monday and they must be returned to school on a Friday, so that they can be changed. We also ask that to build fluency and improve sound recognition, that children read their book 3 times at home before it is changed at school. Children will have the opportunity to read with an adult during the week using a book from school. 

We also have our special ‘Reach for the Stars’ challenge where children will move up the chart if they read once a week. Once they have reached the stars at the top then they will have a raffle ticket entered into the draw, where they can win a prize at the end of each half term.

Please read the letter below from Miss Mcbride (Reading Leader) that explains more about reading books. 

Meet the Teacher

Click the buttons below to find out more about Holy Rosary Foundation Stage. 

EYFS Expectations

You can click on the buttons below to show the end of year expectations for Nursery and Reception.


Our homework is updated each half-term according to our class themes. Homework is given out as a ‘Takeaway Menu’ and children can choose the tasks to complete each week. We ask that you share pictures of your child’s home learning on Tapestry.

Click the button below to see our homework for this half-term.


Tapestry is our online learning journey. We use Tapestry to build up a profile of your child’s learning in the Foundation  Stage. We use observations, photographs and videos to assess how the children learn. We also ask that parents add to their child’s learning journey too. As this build up a full picture of the child. If you need any support with this, you can ask one of the teachers in your child’s class.

EYFS Curriculum 

Practice in EYFS is led by the four guiding principles that shape our approach in our Early Years setting, these are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and is resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

Children in both our Nursery and Reception classes follow the EYFS Guidance, which has seven main areas of learning.

The Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts

Through the seven areas of learning we aim to provide themes that excite and engage children, building on their own interests and developing their experiences of the world around them. We recognise that all children come into our setting with varied experiences and all staff work hard to ensure that the learning opportunities provided widen their knowledge and understanding of the world, setting ambitious expectations for all children.

We are reading…

This half-term our focus is ‘Mini-Beasts‘. We are so excited to have this as our class theme as this is a great interest of the children in our cohort. We can’t wait to learn more about bugs, and we are getting our very own caterpillars to learn more about their change to butterflies! Have a look below to see some of the books that we will be reading:

7.6.21 & 14.6.21 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

21.6.21 & 28.6.21 – Aaaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks

5.7.21 & 12.7.21 & 19.7.21 – What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

Foundation Stage News

Have a look below to see our class news…

Devotions to Mary Procession – 21st May 2021

May is the month of Mary. We celebrated Mary in class by doing lots of different activites and we took part in the procession to place our flowers by Mary’s feet.

Virtual Author Visit – 18th May 2021

We enjoyed our virtual author visit for the story… My Dad is a Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adelpola!

Can you help us to improve our bug hotel?

Click the button below to see the letter of items that you could donate to help us to improve our bug hotel.

The pictures show ideas of items that could be included.

St George’s Day – 23rd April 2021

The children came to school in red and white and we took part in lots of different activites, like: making flags, decorating biscuits, writing about St George and the dragon, making knights and dragons.

National Day of Reflection – 23rd March 2021

The children took part in the National Day of Reflection to remember all those who lost their lives due to COVID. The children were so respectful during our prayer session, and they were be able to reflect during the day by creating rainbows, daffodils, hearts and cards for people who have lost loved ones.