Foundation Stage

Welcome to Early Years at Sacred Heart Primary School.


Early Years Leader: Miss Trevette

In FSA your teacher is Miss Trevette and your TA is Mrs Dedgjonaj.

IN FSJ your teacher is Miss Morgan and your TA is Mrs Anderson.


The Early Years Foundation Stage is a developmental framework, different to the National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6. We observe, support and extend skills across the seven areas of learning, through a creative curriculum and a purposeful play based approach. We want all the children to be confident learners who love coming to school every day.

These areas are grouped into two categories – Prime areas and Specific areas.

The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and of life:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


A typical day in our setting looks like this:

• Being led by children’s interests as well as our knowledge of what we want the children to experience and be able to do, we create purposeful and meaningful experiences in both our indoor and outdoor learning environments.

•A daily Read Write Inc phonics lesson, as well as daily maths focus activities and lessons linked to RE and the other areas of learning take place throughout the week. The children develop skills in these areas through a balance of child and adult led experiences and exploring through play together.

•The class teachers and teaching assistants work together to provide high quality provision and experiences that support every child’s needs and interests.

Parents as Partners: Your child's learning journey at school will be shared through conversations we have with you, and an app called Tapestry. We will share some individual and group observations throughout the year so you can see how your child is accessing areas of learning, as well as activities to do at home and key information.

A typical day in Foundation Stage looks like this: 

8:40 Drop off at the KS1 gates via Russell Road

9:00 Read Write Inc Phonics 

9.30-10.30 Child-initiated choosing time

10.30 - 10:50 Playtime / Fruit and Milk

10-50-11.05 Maths Daily Sparkle Time

11.05-11.30 Child initiated choosing time

11:30 - 11:45 - Story Time and Singing

11.45-1.15 Lunchtime

1.15-1.30 Learning Sparkle Time linked to one of the areas of learning

1.30-2.30 Child initiated choosing time

2.30-3.00 Physical Development (fine and gross motor skills)

3.00-3.15 Story Time and Singing

3.15 Home Time 


We kindly ask that all items of clothing, bags and water bottles are clearly named before coming into school, to support the children in their independence.

We look forward to working alongside you all throughout your child's first year at Sacred Heart.


Foundation Stage Team 


A curriculum meeting was held with FS parents/carers on October 18th 2023. You can find the presentation here as well as on Tapestry.




Page Downloads Date  
Parent Presentation EYFS Term 1 2023 2024 1 19th Oct 2023 Download
Autumn 2 Curriculum Map Starry Night 10th Jan 2024 Download
Spring 1 Tiny but Mighty Curriculum Map 10th Jan 2024 Download
Spring 2 FSA Tiny Travellers Curriculum Map 20th Feb 2024 Download
Spring 2 FSJ Tiny Travellers Curriculum Map 20th Feb 2024 Download
Summer 1 Curriculum Map Storyworld 26th Mar 2024 Download
ELGs for parents 26th Mar 2024 Download
Summer 2a Curriculum Map Treasure Island 03rd Jun 2024 Download
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