Foundation Stage

Miss Wilson

Class Teacher

Miss Fairhead

Mrs Abbott

Mrs Payne

Mrs Paul

Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage!

Foundation stage is made up of the Polar Bear class and Snow Leopard class. Polar Bears are our Nursery class and Snow Leopards are our Reception class at Swillington Primary. We live in the Northern hemisphere. Foundation Stage have a can do attitude, when I try I can. We are kind and caring towards our friends and we enjoy working and learning together as one big family.

Adults working in Foundation Stage  are:
Miss Wilson
Mrs Payne
Mrs Hemsworth 
Mrs Abbott 
Mrs Hebdon-Mount 
Miss Fairhead 

PE for Foundation Stage is Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit on this day. It is important that your child does not come to school wearing jewellery or earrings on this day.

As the year progresses children will get reading books and homework books to take home. 
Book bags are requested to be brought to school daily. 
Please ensure you read with your child at home as this is an important skill for them to be able to practise. Snow Leopard children will get logins for Numbots and Teach your monster to read to access at home.


We follow our school rules which are:
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
Follow instructions
Use positive language

The class rewards include: whole class reward time, certificates home, moving up to the rainbow, achiever of the week, special mentions in assembly and visiting Mr Cahill for headteachers sticker.

There are many ways you can support your child at home. Here are some suggestions about how you could help:
• Encourage your child to talk about what they have learnt at school.
• Link learning to real life experiences - encourage them to write shopping lists, read signs around the environment, count out money etc.
• Listen to your child reading – Please try to read on a daily basis with your child and ask them questions about what they have read.
• Encourage your child to practise and learn their spellings – discuss spelling patterns or rules.
• Talk about your child’s homework – discuss the work and ask your child to explain it to you.
You may find some of these websites useful to support your child:

Imagine the possibilities