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Our Day

Timings of our day


Morning Flowers (F1)

8.55 Doors open

9.00 Session begins

12.00 Session ends (doors open from 11.50 for collection of children)


Laurel and Redberry Classes (F2)

8.55 Doors open

9.00 Morning session begins

12.00  - 1.05 Lunch time

1.05 Afternoon session begins

3.35 Afternoon session finishes (doors open from 3.20 for collection of children)

Our learning environment


The learning environment in our Foundation Stage Unit gives the children opportunities to help them develop socially, emotionally, physically, morally and intellectually. In the Foundation Stage we promote active learning, through play, in seven areas of development:- 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Our day


Our day is carefully planned to ensure every child has the best possible opportunity to learn and achieve their potential. Children experience a mixture of child initiated, small group and class group activities during each session.

Child initiated activities

During our activity times children choose their own learning. They have free flow access to the indoor and outdoor areas and there are a wide range or resources for the children to use. For example


Picture 1 Maths Area
Picture 2 Role Play House
Picture 3 Book Area
Picture 4 Writing/Mark Making Area
Picture 5 Outdoor Area
Picture 6 Sand
Picture 7 Tactile Table
Picture 8 Creative Table
Picture 9 Water
Picture 10 Outdoor Area
Picture 11 Imaginative Play Area
Picture 12 Designing and Making
Picture 13 Small World Resources
Picture 14 Construction Area
Picture 15 Music Area
During these activity times staff have specific roles and spend time interacting with the children and sharing in the children's learning, as well as focusing on specific activities and learning objectives.

Group teaching


During each session the children take part in group teaching and learning sessions. These take place at group carpet areas or around the Foundation Unit environment or school (eg the hall). They include things like:

  • Phonics
  • Singing and rhymes
  • Stories
  • Sharing books
  • Mathematical activities
  • Physical activities
  • Circle time
  • Music time
  • Talk for writing
  • Speaking and listening activities
Picture 1 Laurel Carpet Area
Picture 2 Redberry Carpet Area
Picture 3 Flowers Carpet Area
Picture 4 Outdoor Area

Queries or questions


If you have any queries or questions about your child's learning and progress please speak to your child's class teacher. We are always happy to discuss your child with you and to answer any questions you may have. If we are not able to speak to you straight away we will arrange a convenient time to talk to you. We really appreciate all the support parents give to their children's learning and development.