We are extremely proud of our fantastic Foundation 1 unit (previously known as Nursery)  In a purpose built facility, with extensive outdoor areas, 52 children enjoy learning through a child-centred provision.

Miss Katie Bartlett is our F1 teacher and is supported by Mrs Jane McLeod, HLTA and Miss Sharon Armstrong, TA.

Children can join F1 in the September after they turn 3 years old.  They then spend 3 terms in F1, at the end of which most of our children move up to Foundation 2 (previously known as Reception).

We offer either 5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions.  Sessions last for 3 hours.  

Session times :  8.30 – 11.30 am and 12.15 – 3.15 pm.  


Children in F1 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

Full details of the Early years (under 5s) foundation stage framework (EYFS) are available from www.gov.uk by clicking this link

If you are interested in a place for your child, then we welcome you to get in touch and make a visit.
There is strong demand for places in this excellent early years unit, so we recommend early applications!    

 Call 01208 72773 to make an appointment.


Applications for a place in F2 must be made through the centralised Local Authority system.  Please contact our school office (01208 72773) if you would like any further information about applying for a place.

Welcome to Foundation 1!

We are the Beacon Bears. Miss Bartlett teaches both the morning and afternoon sessions, supported by Mrs McLeod, Miss Armstrong and Miss Collins.

Our classroom is a large, vibrant learning environment with lots of opportunities to play and develop our learning. We are very fortunate to have a large outside area including a large field for the children to explore and develop their physical skills.

Class News

This half-term we have been learning about what plants need to help them grow. The children are really enjoying watching their bean plants grow and we are waiting for the grass hair to start growing in our potato head characters.

Our story this half term has been 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and we have also been reading 'Jasper's Beanstalk'.

Useful Information:

Please ensure your child has a full set of spare clothesin their bag each day. They also need a pair of welliesand a waterproof coat in school every day. PE is now on a Friday and Library visits on a Thursday.

They all need to be named.

Thank you!

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To help your children at home...

Reading stories to your child every day is a vital way to support their language development, their understanding of new words and concepts and it will support their reading and writing as they progress through the school.

Reading books together at home also promotes a love of reading and helps to support good attitudes to learning as children get older.

The children are all practising their name writing at school each day. If you also practise this at home, please support your child to start each letter in the correct place and write with only one capital letter at the beginning of their name. If you would like any materials to support with this, please speak to your class teacher.

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