Welcome to our Foundation Stage Page!
At Rawmarsh Ashwood School Foundation Unit, we recognise that every child deserves the best possible start in life to achieve their full potential. All of the teachers are dedicated to giving your child a happy, exciting and memorable start to their education and we can’t wait to start this adventure with you.
During your child’s journey in our Foundation Stage, we will nurture their talents and abilities through 6 exciting learning topics. In addition to this, our Foundation Unit will help your child to build close relationships and develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.
We work within the framework of The Early Years Foundation Stage, offering you the assurance that all of your child’s needs are being met.
We can’t wait to meet you and watch you grow together.
Meet your Teachers
Hi! My name is Miss Frost and I am your Foundation Stage Teacher and Early Years Leader.
Miss Frost has been teaching at Ashwood Primary school for 7 years! She is the Foundation Unit Leader and F2 class teacher. She has two french bulldogs called Tink and Gomez that live with her. Miss Frost loves to be creative and the workshop is her favourite area of the classroom!
Hello! My Name is Mrs Davis and I teach F2 on Mondays!
Mrs Davis is bubbly and enthusiastic all the time. She is definitely lots of fun! She likes to spend time with her family and especially enjoys going on trips to the seaside and finding new places to visit.
Meet your EYP
Hello! Our names are Mrs Jagger and Miss Kon, we are your Early Years Practitioners.
Mrs Jagger is our F1 teacher and F2 Early Years Practitioner. She is very calm and caring. Mrs Jagger loves animals and being outside. She especially likes looking after horses, going for long walks with her dogs and days out with her family. Mrs Jagger is excellent at storytime so you will love listening to her read your favourite book! She works in F2 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Kon also teaches in F1 in the morning and she supports the children in F2 in the afternoons. She is very creative and she loves to dance. When she isn’t in our classroom, Miss Kon teaches dance to boys and girls. She puts on shows at the local theatre and helps us to choreograph our Christmas play. Miss Kon also has a little girl and they both love to read books.
Our New Learning
This year you will be learning about six brilliant topics. These have been carefully selected to help you grow, learn and develop. Your topics will all be named with a question because we love to investigate. In order of learning, your topics will be:
- Who lives in the woods?
- Can you take care of me?
- Will you read me a story?
- What does a hero look like?
- Do cows drink milk?
- Who lives in a rockpool?
Which one are you looking forward to the most? To get you ready for our first topic, we would like to set you a little challenge. Ask a grown-up to read the story ‘Owl Babies’ to you. Listen carefully to the story and look at the pictures. With a bit of help, we would like you to make your very own owl baby. You can draw it, build it, collage it or sew it!
We would love it if you brought this with you in September so we can decorate our classroom with a display of your hard work. Adults can take photographs of you making this and write a few sentences to explain what you did. We can add these to our display too. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.
In our foundation unit, there are a few key bits of information that you need to know.
- Your child will be taught Phonics every day to help them begin to read. We will do this through a programme called Read Write Inc. There is a lot of information about this in your welcome pack and on our school website.
- Each term your child will have a ‘show and tell’ day. You can find the list of dates on the foundation bulletin board.
- When your child receives their reading book, they will need to bring it to school every day. Teachers will read with your child as much as possible.
- We are a reading school, so your child will have a reading assessment day every week. Please check the foundation bulletin board to see what day your child will be assessed on each week.
- Home learning is sent home every Thursday and you will have a full week to complete it. These tasks are very important and we ask that you complete them each week.
- We will communicate your child’s achievements with you through Class Dojo. This is an app that you can download to your phone. If your child achieves something extra special, you will be able to see a photograph of this and your child will receive Dojo points.
- On Friday’s we have a ‘Special Mention’ assembly. If your child works very hard, you will receive a message asking you to attend this assembly and celebrate your child’s achievements with us.
- We have a class rabbit called Marshmallow. He is white with big blue eyes. We occasionally ask for parent volunteers to take Marshmallow home over the holidays!