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A big warm welcome from the Foundation Team!


Here you will find everything you need to know about Foundation at St John the Baptist Primary School.


Class information

Dino the dinosaur is our class take-home teddy. Please enjoy the weekend with him and support your child to record the experience in Dino’s diary. Every child will have the opportunity to take home Dino at some point during the year. Please return him back to school on Monday. You may share photographs in Dino’s book, but we would also really love to see children’s drawing. Please remember Dino’s diary will be shared with the class so do not put in photographs which you are not happy to share.

Summer Term

This term, PE will take place on a Monday and a Thursday. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits on these days. PE kit should be labelled, earrings should not be worn and trainers should be Velcro. Laced up trainers often come unfastened and children of this age cannot usually tie them up independently. PE kit continues to be plain black or navy shorts/joggers/hoodies/zip-up tops with a white T-shirt.

This term, we will be preparing children for Year 1. Please support us with continuing to develop children's independence and ownership for themselves. Children should now be able to manage putting on, taking off and fastening their coat, shoes and socks as well as dressing independently. Encourage children to cut their own food up and help with jobs around the home such as tidying toys, setting the table and putting their dirty clothes in the washing basket as well as folding clean clothes. This is great for developing independence and pride with a sense of children feeling 'grown-up'.

We will be learning about growing plants and what plants need in order to grow. We will be learning about numbers above 10 in mathematics and continuing to develop children's ability to read and write sounds in words. Children have made fantastic progress in holding pencils effectively with a correct grip and we will be continuing to support children's ability to form their letters correctly. By the end of this term, children should be able to say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 special friends. Children will continue to understand vocabulary and stories through listening and discussion and use their understanding to support their conversations and play. In PE, children will be taking part in activities to support sports day and agility skills. In RE, we will be learning about Creation and developing our ability to regulate our emotions in PSED. 

In addition, children will be taking part in many activities each week to support them in achieving the end of year Early Learning Goals which form the Foundation Stage Curriculum. As the weather becomes warmer, please ensure that your children have a sun-hat and sun-cream is applied on them before they come to school.

Our whole school Christian Value for this half-term is resilience and our role model to support this value is the footballer Harry Kane. Harry Kane is an advocate for developing resilience and supporting children's mental health. 

Finally, your children are a credit to you and we are thoroughly enjoying seeing how much they have changed and continue to progress and show their learning every day!


Forest school sessions take place on a Friday morning. On that day please send your child to school with wellingtons or old shoes. Please make sure they are labelled and in a bag.

Please provide your child with a clearly labelled water bottle on a daily basis. Please be reminded that it is water only in bottles. Children are also welcome to bring fruit for break time.

Please make sure everything is clearly labelled, especially book bags, jumpers, cardigans, and coats! This really helps when gathering belongings at the end of the day and avoids lost property. In addition, please also help your child to become independent in putting their coats on, taking them off and fastening them.