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Early Years Foundation Stage Spring News Blog

January 9th 2019

It’s been such an exciting start to the new year in the Foundation Stage at Foxfield! 

In reception, we have been introduced to our new topic: “Choices & Voices”. Our global theme for learning is Human Rights, so we are learning all about our own rights. Here are some rights that we have:

 The right to learn                                           The right to clean water       

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The right to create

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The right to be safe



On our topic tables, we have some new core books that we will be reading in class. If you want to read them at home remember to check out our Lending Library outside the Reception classes. You can borrow any book you like for free! Mirttikka in Walnut Tree Class loves borrowing books and borrows at least one a week. She says, “There’s always more book to read!” We agree with Mirttikka.

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We’ve been working hard on our phonics both inside and outside. Can you guess what sounds we’ve been working on this week?


Counting to 20 can be tricky, but this week our teachers have missed out some numbers so we have to work even harder to count on. Don’t worry, though, we are using number lines in our math’s area we will soon find those missing numbers!

While we are learning about our rights, we will be learning about using our voices to make a positive change. Part of this will be looking at images of peaceful protests, thinking about the messages and staging our own march to stand up for what we believe in.


In art, we will be cutting out stencils to use on our placards. Please come along to the playground to hear us using our voices to be champions of positive messages. Our teachers will send out a letter nearer to the time.


Finally, the big news in Reception is our amazing new role play corners! Each class represents different rights.

In Maple, there is “The Right To Be Safe” – a police station.

In Walnut, there is “The Right TO Learn”  - a classroom.

In Chestnut, there is “The Right To Be Looked After” – a hospital.

Please come into the classrooms and take a look at the amazing provision for learning that we have to play and imagine in every day.