Busy Bees

Welcome to Foundation Stage One and the Busy Bees!

Meet the team:

Mrs Slater, Mrs Wilson, Miss Bingham and Mrs Baxter

In Foundation One, we want all children to succeed, be happy and feel safe both inside and outside of the classroom. Learning starts as soon as children walk through the door. We open up at 8.40am and finish at 11:45am and 2:45pm/3:15pm.

Our school day:

Arrive at School:


Morning routine/Register


Lesson 1: Early writing/understanding the world


Lesson 2: Language development (talk through stories)


Free flow in the provision


Snack time


Lesson 3: Maths/understanding the world


Lesson 3: Free flow in the provision


Lesson 3: Carpet time


Lunch time: Morning children are collected




Free flow in the provision




Free flow in the provision


Story time (some children are collected)


End of day


We will begin the day with a short morning task, including name writing, letter formation, reading, number challenges and craft activities. Just before 9.00a.m, children are called to the carpet for the register, morning song, and exciting activities begin!

Topics & Themes:

Autumn 1: New Beginnings/All About Me

Autumn 2: Celebrations & Festivals

Spring 1: On the Move

Spring 2: Down on the Farm

Summer 1: Under the Sea

Summer 2: Super Heroes

Key texts we will focus on each half term:

Autumn 1: The Gingerbread Man, Elmer, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Room on the Broom.

Autumn 2: I’m Going to Eat this Ant, The Gruffalo, Percy the Park keeper, The Little Red Hen, Christmas Story.

Spring 1: The Naughty Bus, Frozen, One Snowy Night

Spring 2: The journey Home, On the Farm, What the Ladybird Heard, Big Red Barn

Summer 1: The Whale who Wanted More, Rainbow Fish, The snail and the Whale

Summer 2: Supertato, The Jolly Postman, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This is not an exhaustive list. We will read lots more stories/texts throughout the year based on topics and children’s interests.

Entry and Exit Procedure

For the morning drop off, gates open at 8:35am. You are welcome to walk around the school building with your child and bring them to the classroom door where the teachers will welcome them into the classroom.

If your child finishes school at 11:45am, please make an orderly line at the main entrance gate. Your child will be escorted to the main gate by two of their teachers, where they will be released to parents/carers. 

If your child finishes school at either 2:45pm or 3:15pm, please enter the school premises at the main entrance gate and make your way to the FS1 classroom.

-You can do this by walking through the lower playground where you will see a path that will lead you round the back of school, where the big field is. Once you have reached the end of the path you will find a double gate onto the FS2 outdoor area, go through the gate and walk round to the main FS1 entrance. Once you have collected your child, we ask that you walk back the same way you came and NOT through the car park, as there may be members of staff or visitors leaving.


Please can all parents/carers remember to pack a spare pair of clothes and a water bottle in your child’s bag
Please can all parents/carers label your child’s jumpers and/or cardigans.