Foundation 2: Ash and Oak 2020 - 2021

Welcome to EYFS:  Reception- Oak and Ash Class



Please see the attachments below for home learning. There will be a weekly timetable uploaded and additional worksheets and resources will be added to this page, as well as Class Dojo. Children are expected to complete the tasks set, so please keep any work you have and bring it back to school when we return! If you don't have a printer, don't worry! You can always complete any work on whatever you have at home, or you can request paper copies that you can collect from school. We are here to help!

Miss Kelly is our teacher in Ash class

Ms Cook is our teacher in Oak class

Mrs Welsh, Mrs Carline and Miss Hamilton work with us in Reception.

In Foundation at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy. 


Life in Foundation

The children in Foundation are looking forward to a great year of learning. 

We have focused sessions on Maths, Phonics, Reading and Writing and enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Understanding the World and Exploring Media and Materials. 

Our PE day is Tuesday. Your child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts and a pair of pumps.   


Our Curriculum

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery of a twenty first century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is based around seven areas of learning. These areas are split into two categories – Prime and Specific.

The Prime Areas of learning include:

Communication and Language: To listen and respond appropriately to others; to follow instructions and answer questions in response to stores and events; to speak confidently and express own thoughts, ideas and explanations.  

Physical Development: To move confidently in a range of ways, to show control and coordination in large and small movements; to handle tools and equipment effectively; to know the importance of good health and physical exercise; to manage basic hygiene and personal needs effectively.  

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: To develop self-confidence and self-awareness; make positive relationships with others and be able to manage and control feelings and behaviour.  

The Specific Areas of learning include:

Literacy: To read and understand simple sentences; to demonstrate understanding when talking to others about what I have read; to use phonic knowledge to write words and simple sentences.

Mathematics: To count reliably with numbers from 1-20 and place them in order; use quantities and objects to add and subtract two single-digit numbers; solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing; use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, time and money; recognise and describe patterns, use mathematical names for 2d and 3d shapes and mathematical terms to describe them.    

Understanding the World: To know about similarities and differences between myself and others; talk about past and present events in my own life and the lives of family members; to know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things; to know about the different types of technology and be able to select and use technology for different purposes.

Expressive Arts and Design: To explore and use a variety of materials, tools and techniques; experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function; to be imaginative and represent my own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

This term we will be learning about Diwali, Bonfire Night, Firefighters, Remembrance Sunday, Children in Need, Light and Dark, St Andrew’s Day, Winter and Christmas.

 Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning. 


How can I help and support my child at school?

Homework will include a range of different activities linked to the topics we are learning about in class. Please check your child’s book bag regularly for homework.

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book. Children have two nights to read the same book. Books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday provided the reading records have been signed.  â€¯ 

Practical ideas to support your child 

To help your child access the curriculum and in addition to set homework, we ask that you do the following things at home with your child on a regular basis:

Teach them how to dress/undress independently

Teach them to use the toilet independently

Teach them to use a knife and fork

Teach them to hold a pencil correctly and write their name

Provide lots of opportunities for drawing, painting and mark-making

Read bedtime stories every night and talk about them

Have regular conversations with your child and encourage them to ask questions

Visit places of interest

Greet your child at the end of the school day with a smile, not a mobile phone

Limit the amount of screen time they have

Encourage them to give up dummies and bottles as they are not age-appropriate

Some websites that may be of interest:

Communication and Language

Lots of talking to your child.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Peace Out



Pysical Development

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Mr Thornes Phonics



Understanding the World

Come Outside

Let's Celebrate:  Cbeebies

Expressive Arts and Design

Art ideas



Please continue to update us on your child's learning at home and view their achievements on Tapestry. If you have misplaced your login details, please see Miss Kelly or Ms Cook. 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP 

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. 

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