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Foundation Stage - Spider & Butterfly Class

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2021


We have two classes in Foundation Stage. Spiders Class has two teachers called Mrs Irish and Mrs Fisher and Butterfly's class teacher is called Miss Dockerty. Mrs Clist, Mrs Sellick, Mrs Broom and Miss Turner also work in Foundation Stage.



Autumn Term News 2


We will be exploring and learning about "Nights, Lights and Meteorites." We will be finding about different festivals and traditions that involve celebrations at night and with lights! We will also be discovering what we can see in our night skies above us.




Spring 1 Wonderful Wintery Woodlands


We will be exploring the natural world next term with some famous stories! The Gruffalo and Percy the Park Keeper to name a couple. We will be learning about woodland animals and their habitats too. Later in the term we will be thinking about different celebrations such as Chinese New Year and Pancake Day.



Spring Term Weekly Learning Reviews

Half Term Ideas and Activities


Here are some ideas to continue the learning from this half term at home. Please share any activities with us on Tapestry. After half term our topic is Night, Lights and Meteorites!

Important Dates


- PE is on a Tuesday for Spiders Class - Spiders need to come to school in their PE Kit on this day.

- PE is on a Friday for Butterfly Class - Butterflies need to come to school in their PE kit on this day.


- Friday 22nd October - Friday 29th October - HALF TERM.

- Monday 1st November - INSET day - School closed.

- Tuesday 2nd Novemer - Back to School.

Wednesday 17th November- Maths Workshop for Parents 2.30pm

Friday 19th November - Children in Need Day

Wednesday 15th December - Nativity 

Curriculum Overviews

Weekly Learning Reviews

This information gives you an insight into what has been taught in the classroom and how you can extend these ideas at home.

Parent Workshop Information


Here are some helpful leaflets to support your child's reading at home.



Every week the children will bring home two reading books, one will be scheme books where the children will apply the phonic sounds that they have learnt that week and the other will be a sharing book. Please look at the inside front cover together as this will show you which sounds will be practised in their books.


Reading needs to be recorded in their reading record and it is expected that children read 5 times a week.

 Children will bring home key words to practise. These are common exception words and it is expected that children are able to read and spell them all by the end of the year. These will be assessed weekly in school and children will be given the next card when they are able to read and spell the words.



Our Learning Space

Reception Baseline Assessment 2021


When your child starts school they will be asked to complete some activities linked to language, reading and maths. This is a national assessment for all 4 year olds. The activities are devised with children in mind and are completed with the teacher. All the information linked to this assessment is in the leaflet below. Any questions please see your class teacher.

A mini tour of Eastover Primary School

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Welcome to Eastover Primary School - this is a short tour, led by two of our Y6 pupils, of the main areas your child will experience in their first year at our school.

To all our new children and their parents/carers. We are excited to welcome you to Eastover Primary School. You should receive your letter with the induction dates this week (beginning 19th April). 

This is an exciting time and the start of another milestone in your child/children's life. 

With Covid things are a little different than normal and we will try to post information on this page every couple of weeks.

Lisa Phillipssmiley

Foundation Stage teacher and leader