Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Stage

Welcome to the Foundation Stage Area of the school website. In this area you will find information about the Foundation Stage at Roundwood Primary School, including links to useful documents and websites. There are also pages linked to how you can support your child’s learning at home.

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Welcome to the Autumn Term of the Foundation Stage

Welcome to everyone for the start of your time at Roundwood. We have an exciting term ahead with lots of interesting activities planned to help the children settle in, learn our class and school routines and of course make lots of friends and have fun!


Foundation Stage Staff

There are two members of staff working daily with the children in Foundation Stage, Mrs Sauvain (class teacher) and Mrs Wildman (teaching assistant).  In addition Mrs Carr will be in class on Monday afternoon, Mr Cassidy will be teaching PE on Friday mornings and Claire Groves who many of you might remember from Tingewick Pre-school will continue to support us on Wednesday mornings.

Daily Activities

We plan a range of child initiated and adult led learning activities during the school day.  These include whole class and group circle or carpet times, as well as opportunities for children to work individually or in small groups with an adult.  We like to spend as much time as possible outside, and plan activities to follow the EYFS curriculum both indoors and out.

Circle Time

Thank you for making and filling the ‘chatterboxes’ with your children over the summer.  We will be sharing these at circle time over the first couple of weeks of term.  After this, if the children would like to take them home they can do so.



We have a daily taught phonics session.  This will focus initially on listening, creating and responding to rhythm and rhyme, tuning into and discriminating between sounds and introducing single letter sounds and corresponding graphemes.

Phonics Play Website

Alphablocks Website 


The children will be able to choose a book from the school book box to bring home to share at home each week.  The day they change their book will be written on the front of their reading diary, please make sure they bring their book back on that day so they can choose another.

We will begin guided reading sessions later this term – more information to follow.


The children will have a maths sessions each day. This will  focus on counting accurately and using mathematical language to describe quantities, shape and measures.Helping your child with Maths



Stay and Play

We hope to be organising a monthly stay and play session this term and will share times and dates with you soon.

Daily Organisation



  • Please can we remind all parents that the school day starts at 8.45am. Children should be at the front gate slightly before this time so that they can line up and come into school with their friends. Arriving after this time can be very disruptive to the class and can result in a late mark or an unauthorised absence if children are arriving after 9am.
  • Please make sure that all clothes are labelled clearly with the children’s names.
  • If children are bringing water bottles to school these should contain water and not squash or other soft drinks.

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What is the Foundation Stage?

A Parents guide to the Foundation Stage – What to expect when



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Shared Learning Activities

Useful Resources

Handwriting Resources

Curly Caterpillar Letter Formation

One Armed Robot Letter Formation

Zig Zag Letter Formation

Ladder Letter Formation

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