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Foundation Stage

Welcome t the Foundation Stage!




Meet Our Foundation Stage Team


Miss Molloy - Class Teacher

Mrs Capper - Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs Smith - Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs Law - Early Years Classroom Assistant

Mrs Page - Early Years Apprentice Teaching Assistant


Our Class Saint



Mary, Mother of God



As a Foundation Stage and Catholic school, we feel that it is very important to start our children’s school journey by learning about ‘St Mary’.

We believe that as our school name is ‘Our Lady of Grace’ that it is important for our Nursery and Reception class to develop their understanding and knowledge about Jesus’ Mother, Mary. As we know Saint Mary is a central figure in Christianity, she fulfils the motherly role as we see in a story familiar to our children, ‘The Christmas story, the Birth of Jesus’. Mary is role for all mothers and she shows us love and gentleness.

As a class we will learn a very special and important Prayer, the ‘Hail Mary’.

Please practise this at home also.


Hail, Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners

now and at the hour of our death.


Feast Day:


Our class topic for Autumn 1 is "Traditional Tales"




This half term we will be having a big focus on our new topic ‘Traditional Tales’.

Our story focuses are `Goldilocks and the Three Bears`, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

In R.E. this half term we will be looking at,




> We will begin by looking at the story of Creation and what God created for us.

Class Saint – St Mary

> Our special class Saint this year is Saint Mary and we will be learning all about Our Lady



Please let us know of "Magic Moments" when you feel that your child has learnt anything new as this will allow us to provide next steps in their learning. 

   This can be sent to us through the Evidence Me APP





Nursery Class Target

‘Listen and respond to my name and one instruction’


Reception Class Target

‘Listen and respond to a story`





Reading Diaries: Please listen to your child read at least 3 times a week (school policy) and ensure that you sign their diaries. Diaries will be checked every Friday.  Please practise any sounds and words that are in your child’s purse. We will tick them when they recognise them correctly in school.



> The children should come in their P.E kit on the days that we have P.E.

Tuesday and Fridays


> Please still make sure all clothes are clearly labelled.

For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in Autumn please see the information sheet below.

We had lots of fun on our Autumn walk at Knypersley Reservior

We`ve had a great first week settling into Foundation Stage!

Useful Websites
Useful Phonics Websites
Useful Maths Websites

Dental Health


All children are entitled to free NHS dental treatment. Take your child to the dentist regularly to ensure that their teeth are healthy and developing well.


Nursery Phonics 1

Nursery Phonics 2

Nursery Phonics 3