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Class Information - Goldfinches and Robins 

Welcome to our Autumn Term curriculum information letter.

We are so excited about getting to know your children and learning with them.

 Foundation Team Staff

Miss Pinniger

Early Years and KS1 Lead

Mrs Treadwell

Class Teacher in Goldfinches class (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday)

Mrs Jones

Class Teacher in Goldfinches class


Miss Westcott

Class Teacher in Robins class 

Mrs Peers

Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Miss Peek

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ford

Teaching Assistant

Miss Zychlinska

Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Francis

Teaching Assistant 

Our staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have or worries you wish to share, so please come and speak to us. Likewise, we will contact you if we feel it is necessary.

Diary Dates:  

Class meeting: more information to follow

Phonics meeting: more information to follow

Parent’s Evening: more information to follow

Nativity performance: more information to follow


Building Learning Power:

We will begin to introduce the children to the Building Learning Powers vocabulary to help the children talk about their learning, in line with the school's behaviour policy.  Children will be rewarded with plenty of house points, R star awards and Golden Pupil certificates if they show these learning behaviours exceptionally well. Please refer to the information on our website for more information about the 5 Rs.


Curriculum Map

This term our learning begins with the topic My World, where we will learn about being at school and Cullompton. We will also be exploring our art skills to learn about how to paint and mix colours. We will develop our positive learning behaviours using our animal rules and the Building Learning Power vocabulary.

In the second half term, we will move on to our topic Farm to Fork. This will include learning about where our food comes from, cooking skills and harvest.

At the end of the term, we will be work towards our nativity, which we will aim to share with you in a Covid safe way.

In Foundation we begin with a planned theme and then we are led by the children’s own interests when moving forward with our learning.



Daily counting forwards and backwards

 Number recognition

Estimating amounts of numbers

Understanding number  



Phonics phase 2

Oral blending and segmenting

Rainbow words - white set

Writing and letter formation

Recognising and writing names

Literacy texts include: The Dot, The Little Red Hen, The Christmas Story 


Personal, Social and Emotional


Being respectful

Looking after our resources

Using kind words

Listening and collaborating


Managing distractions - being absorbed in our learning 


Communication and Language

Listening and responding to stories

Talk partner work

Listening to other's ideas as well as our own

Talk about how we can learn well

Share and take turns


Physical Development

A range of gross and fine motor skills activities will be available all term, as well as targeted early morning activities. 

Using a range of tools for mark making, art and cooking

Independent self care: putting on coats and wellies.

Using different tools to get effects.


Understanding the World

 School rules

Keeping safe 







Expressive Art and Design

Using paintbrushes

Colour mixing

Abstract art

 Role play

Songs and rhymes 

Using your voice 


Home Learning Ideas: How you can help your child with their learning this term

Count forwards and backwards regularly;

Practise the sounds that come home in the Phonics pouches, make simple words to sound out and belnd together;

Look at letters and numerals in the world and talk about them;

Practice writing their name using cursive letters;

Look at a range of books, enjoy sharing books together, talk about how stories might end and what might happen in them;

Talk about the shapes of things around you, e.g what shape is a plate? what shape is a road sign?

If you need any additional support to help with your child's learning, please speak to a member of the team or book an appointment through the office, we are always here to help.