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Welcome to Foundation Stage

Our Nursery staff…

Mrs Holder

Mrs Artley

Mrs Lofts

Mrs Edon

We have two classes in Reception.  Our teachers are…

Mrs Wilson-Dukes RWD

FS Team Leader

Miss Clarke


Mrs Hogg

Miss Ambrosini

Music Teacher

Our teaching assistants are…

Mrs Whitelock

Mrs Hards

Miss Morrison

Mrs Sanderson

Miss Davies

At Whinstone, the EYFS forms the underpinning and overarching framework for learning and development for all children in our care. We intend to enable our children to learn holistically through a combination of access to quality first teaching and through play, experimentation, and exploration while making friends, developing social skills and cultural capital. We aim to ensure that every child has an excellent start to school life, achieving and making progress across each aspect of the EYFS Profile.

Curriculum Areas

The seven areas of learning and development that comprise the Early Years Foundation Stage are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)

  • Communication and Language (CL)

  • Physical development (PD)

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world (UTW)

  • Expressive arts and design (EAD)

Please click on the following links to understand more about each of the EYFS areas…

Further links and resources… (to be uploaded soon…)

Click on the image to view our Whinstone Early Years brochure.

It is full of information about what we have on offer, school result tables and parental feedback. 

Our children love their time in Foundation Stage!

Information for Parents – Reception 2019

Click on the links below to view the following resources / webpages…

aims-and-objectives Read what our aims and objectives are in FS

What will my child be learning in FS?

We outline the topics and subjects that we will be covering.

keywords Here are the keywords that children learn in Foundation Stage.  These are useful for you to support your child at home.
rwi-word-mat You can download and print off the Read Write Inc word mat.  This would be a great support to encourage your child to write/read at home, following the same pictures that we use in class.
order-of-sounds Read Write Inc order of sounds taught.

Click to download / print off our great FS sharing sheets. 

Has your child done something special that they would like to share with the class? Have they just learned something for the first time? (tie laces, ride a bike, first trip to… etc)

fun-websites Click here to go to our great Foundation Stage WEBLINK page.
policies Click here to read our Foundation Stage Policies
Click on the image to view the Whinstone Early Years brochure.


If you would like to contact us, you can email our Foundation Stage team on…

Please note that if your request / question is urgent, please follow our usual line of contact – phone the school on 01642 750318

Thank you,

Foundation Stage Team