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Welcome to Foundation


At Abbey we know that children in the Foundation Stage learn through play. The children in our Nursery and Reception Classes are provided with an exciting range of opportunities to explore, investigate and learn each and every day.


The above documents are the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum that we are following in Nursery and Reception. 

We use this to plan our learning and assess the children. 

All children are expected to reach the Early Learning Goal by the end of their Reception year. 



Here in Owls Nursery we encourage the children to develop a range of skills through providing a varied curriculum. The children become more confident and independent through both adult and child led activities. 

Story Teller Visit

We were very lucky and had a visit from a story teller. We loved listening to new stories and joining in with actions and rhymes. 

Remembrance Day

We were so proud of the children in Nursery, they demonstrated respect by sitting silently for a minute and thinking about people who had lost their lives. The children enjoyed painting and making poppies out of the loose parts and bricks. 


We have been learning all about Diwali and have enjoyed sharing the traditions of some of the children in our class. The children enjoyed creating their own diva lamps with a range of different resources. 

Healthy Eating

We have been learning all about healthy eating and why it is so important for us to eat a rainbow of colours. We read the story Oliver's Fruit Salad and we made our own fruit rainbows. The children have enjoyed trying lots of new flavours. 


Enjoying our continuous provision in Reception

Outdoor play

Here at Abbey we love to give children lots of opportunities to learn outdoors. 

Here the children are exploring and playing on our school field. smiley

Reading enrichment

Every week we take a book and enjoy lots of reading activities based around it. 

Talk is so important in the Early Years so we have lots of discussions about the characters and events in the story. 

Here are some examples smiley

Macmillan cake sale

We all enjoyed baking and buying a yummy cake to raise money for Macmillan. 

As a school we raised around £230  smiley

Diva lamps to celebrate Diwali

The children created their own Diva lamps using clay and decorated them beautifully smiley 

Trip to Ash End farm

We had a wonderful Christmas trip to the farm. The children learnt how to be farmers, they helped to retell the Nativity story and they even met Father Christmas smiley

Online links across all areas of the Foundation Curriculum to support learning at home

Supporting your child's reading and writing development

Games and videos to support your child's learning