Class Information

Foundation Team



Mrs Catherine Harvey (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays)

 Mrs Lisa Marley (Thursday and Friday)


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Partridge & Mrs Trivett



The children have been very busy since the Easter holidays.  Our topic this term is 'People who help us' and we have been lucky enough to have a visit from 2 local police officers.  They told us all about how the can Police help us and showed us some of their equipment.  We got to sit in the Police car, hear the siren and watch the flashing blue lights and also had our thumbprints taken.  Thank you to the officers for coming to visit us.
We have also been learning lots about animals, their lifecycles and vets.  We currently have 5 caterpillars in the classroom who are growing every day - we are waiting to see the next stage in their development.  
Our writing skills are improving enormously - both Mrs Harvey and Mrs Marley are very excited by how good our independent writing is.
In maths we are learning more about the numbers to 20 and we are all getting better at putting the numbers into the correct order and matching digits to the correct amount of something.
Have a look at the pictures below to find out a bit more...
It's great to be back!
It has been wonderful to welcome the whole class back to school over the last few weeks.  We have been incredibly busy and the children have very quickly adjusted to being back in the classroom.  
The children have especially enjoyed being able to spend more time learning outdoors - we have spent time pond dipping and have brought tadpoles into the classroom for the children to observe, we have done maths lessons in the orchard, made Easter eggs from natural resources and this week a letter was delivered to the children from a bunny who needed the children to build nests to protect some chicken eggs!  
We would like to wish you a very happy and peaceful Easter break and we are looking forward to more exciting learning with your children next term.
Catherine & Lisa
Mrs Harvey and Mrs Marley recommend...
"Five Minutes Peace" 
Jill Murphy
The well-loved Large family story - will Mrs Large ever get some peace and quiet?
This book fits in with our work around Mother's Day on Sunday 14th March.
Here is a link to a YouTube version of the story:  
We have been busy!
Since coming back to school after half term, we have been very busy in Foundation Class!  We have learnt about why we celebrate Bonfire Night and made our own rockets, we have listened to the story of Rama and Sita and found out about the festival of Diwali, we have spent lots of time in the school ICT suite and improved our computer skills and we have had great fun learning about some of the messages behind 'BBC Children in Need'.
The children have been most excited about taking home reading books and being able to show off their phonics knowledge and blending skills at home.
During the rest of this half term, we will be learning about 'Night & Day' and thinking about nocturnal animals.  Our book recommendations will reflect this topic for the next couple of weeks.
Then of course, we move into the excitement of Christmas and we look forward to doing lots of activities to learn about and enjoy this busy time of year.
Please have a look at our photos below to see what we have been doing recently.
Welcome to Foundation Class 2020-2021
We have all started to settle really quickly into life at Kea School and have had so many new experiences in our first week!
We are already getting better at playing together and sharing and we are enjoying playing with new friends.
We have spent lots of time this week exploring different parts of the school grounds and we especially enjoyed playing on the pirate ship, climbing on the adventure playground, going on a nature hunt on the field and playing on our bikes and trikes on the play court.
Please have a look at the photos below to see a selection of the things we have been doing.
Please ensure that any snacks on Monday to Thursday are healthy (in line with school policy) and that water bottles only contain water.
Most children already have PE shoes and welly boots in school, thank you.  We will be doing a range of physical activities most days and we will start to practise changing our footwear over the next couple of weeks.  If you haven't already sent these into school, please may you do so as soon as possible.



Welcome to our Foundation class, 2019!


We have all settled into Kea School life really well and already our children have had so many exciting and new experiences. 

We have learnt all about ourselves and our friends, the Oceans, found apples in our orchard to make apple crumbles, painted our portraits and started to learn lots of sounds in Read Write Inc. 

We are becoming more independent, trying to do things for ourselves, such as changing our reading books in the morning, zipping up our coats, unpacking and packing our own bags. We are making lots of new friends and finding out about each other through our learning, play and circle time. 

Here are some photos to show what we have got up to so far…