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Foundation 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Bradley


Mrs Shaw

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hanson

Ms Stevens

Miss McCafferty

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 Autumn changing into Winter , and what happens around us as the season changes from Autumn into Winter. We will be learning new vocabulary including Autumn, Conker, hedgehog, puddle, wind, squirrel, acorn, pine cone leaves.

We will also be learning the story of going on a Brown bear, Brown bear, and using Pie Corebett techniques changing the story to Grey Squirrel, Grey Squirel. Have a look at the orginal story below

Brown Bear Brown Bear

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

We will also be reading the story "Wow said the Owl" and learning the vocabularly red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink, grey, white, brown, Day, Night, Painting, colouring, mixing, drawing, printing

Below is a video of the story. 

Wow said the Owl

There are also a few celebrations and festivals this half term including Bonfire night, Divali and Christmas. 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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