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Welcome to Foundation.


This term our main aim is to settle the children into school, spending time getting to know our new little bears and getting them used to the new rules and routines.


We encourage the children to be as independent as they can be, but are always here to support each child (and parents) in any way we can and when needed.


This half term our focus is ‘All About Me’ we will use this topic to get to know the children, their friendships, likes, dislikes and interests. We will also spend time assessing their individual skills to enable us to plan a tailored curriculum through games and little activities.


Our Foundation Team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Foundation Stage and Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School. We are looking forward to the year ahead which we know, as always, will fly by but will also be full of many fun and exciting times and challenges.


Please feel free to approach any member of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) team with any questions or queries.


Faye Vanstone – Blue Bears Teacher  (Monday – Thursday)

Sarah Hastie - Blue Bears Teacher (Friday)

Christine Bond – Blue Bears Teaching Assistant

Sarah O’Toole – Red Bears Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader

Angela Greenslade – Red Bears Teaching Assistant

Janet Marshall – Resources and Play Assistant (RPA)

Katie Freeman and Sarah Hastie – PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) cover every Thursday afternoon