Foundation Stage: Gallery

A Letter from Jill Murphy

Date: 11th Jun 2019 @ 4:46pm

In Reception we were reading the story of 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy, which we created a story map of and performed for our website (see the link below!). After doing this we decided to make a sequel to the book with Mr Bear trying to have a sleep over in our school and lots of different things happening to keep him awake. When we had finished we turned this into our own book and decided to send a copy to Jill Murphy to show her how much we loved her story and how hard we had worked on our own!

Today we received a lovely parcel in the post, with a letter from Jill Murphy telling us how much she enjoyed our writing. She also included some of her books which we are very excited to read! We are very grateful to Jill Murphy for writing back to us, take a look at the letter below in the pictures!

Reception stories

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 12:51pm

Thank you to some of our reception children who read their own stories to Y6 - they were fabulous!

Easter Bunny Visit

Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 11:41am

We went outside to look for the Easter Bunny.   When we got back to class he had sneaked in and left us some sweet treats.  We were very excited. 🐰🐰

Easter Bonnet Parade

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 11:09am

Another fantastic parade this year! We were really impressed with all the fantastic hats once again! It was a really difficult decision for Linda and Mrs Marshall to choose just a couple of favourites as they were all so good! A huge thanks to all the children and parents for taking part in the fun!

Healthy Wraps for Foundation Stage

Date: 25th Mar 2019 @ 3:49pm

On Friday we talked about what we have been eating at home through the week! We then tried a few different vegetables and decided what to add to our wrap!

The Evil Pea in Foundation Stage!

Date: 25th Mar 2019 @ 3:36pm

When we arrived this morning we found the classroom in a complete mess, and no we hadn't just been lazy on Friday. The classroom had been turned upside (literally!) by the Evil Pea. 


Today we've been making traps and posters to catch him. Remember, some vegetables are frozen for a reason.

The Animals Take Over Foundation Stage!

Date: 14th Mar 2019 @ 11:56am

Trying new foods in Reception

Date: 14th Mar 2019 @ 7:46am

In Reception we've been talking about Healthy Living and talking about trying some new foods. On Tuesday we decided to try some lemons! They were very "tangy, sour and delicious!".

Mark Making Workshop

Date: 13th Mar 2019 @ 1:45pm

We had lots of fun today at our Mark Making Workshop.  Thanks to all who came.



Glitter Playdough Workshop

Date: 6th Mar 2019 @ 2:38pm

We had geat fun this morning making glitter dough and some of us even managed to stay clean!!


Chicks in Foundation Stage

Date: 5th Mar 2019 @ 2:06pm

Lots of learning in Foundation Stage!

Date: 15th Feb 2019 @ 11:45am

We've been taking advantage of the nicer weather (since the snow!) in Foundation Stage. We've been practising our reading and writing inside and out! We've been challenging each other with tricky obstacle courses (making sure they are safe of course!) And in Reception we've been learning some new board games, which we've really enjoyed. We hope we can play more board games at home with you!

Fun in the snow!

Date: 30th Jan 2019 @ 7:29pm

We had a great day in the snow in Foundation Stage, playing and learning to do lots of things! We found out the best shape of snowball to make (a sphere!), we used positional language to talk about where our target for the snowball was (usually Mr Widdowson!), we practised our fine and gross motor skills, we talked about how to stay healthy with exercise and why it was important to keep warm, and a lot more!

'Peace at Last' by Reception

Date: 29th Jan 2019 @ 3:36pm

Watch as Reception perform their story map of 'Peace at Last'. Our next step is to change the story, we are thinking of different places Mr Bear could go and what would be keeping him awake there!

Happy Birthday Mrs Bloxham!

Date: 23rd Jan 2019 @ 4:55pm

We had brilliant time celebrating Mrs Bloxham’s birthday today. We’ve made cards, banners, badges and more for her! We then all got together to sing happy birthday and give her a present.

Helping the younger children with their reading!

Date: 22nd Jan 2019 @ 2:24pm

On Friday afternoons some of the Year 5 children have been coming down to Reception to read to the children and listen to Reception children read their books. All the children know how important it is to practise their reading and have really enjoyed sharing their books with the older children!

Foundation Stage party!

Date: 20th Dec 2018 @ 1:51pm

We’ve had a fantastic day in Foundation Stage, playing party games, dancing to our favourite Christmas songs and having a visit from the big man Santa himself! 

Posting our letters to Father Christmas!

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 3:51pm

In Reception we wrote some letters to Father Christmas and today took them to the post box (we didn't want them to arrive late!) We are keeping our fingers crossed that we get everything we have asked for!

A special visitor in Foundation Stage!

Date: 4th Dec 2018 @ 9:17am

We came into a great big mess in Foundation Stage this morning, but the children didn’t make it (for a change!). Instead we discovered that we’ve got our own special Elf! He’s come to watch over us and check we are all being good (which we all are anyway except Mrs Bloxham) and trying our hardest.


Update 19/12/18: We came in to school to find the Elf had taken all the pens away (because we keep leaving the lids off them!) At the end of the day we went on a hunt to find him. We followed the trail of pens to find that he had left the pens for us on the big play ground and a message!

Stay and Play in Foundation Stage

Date: 20th Nov 2018 @ 12:51pm

Foundation Stage’s Autumn Walk

Date: 6th Nov 2018 @ 2:16pm

We had a fantastic time walking around the local area, looking at how the leaves are changing and falling off the trees. We got to see some different animals but the highlight was getting to stroke Dolly’s horse at the stables, so thank you Dolly and Mum!

Singing in Nursery

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 11:47am

We’ve got some fantastic singers in Nursery, don’t you agree?

Halloween in Foundation Stage!

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 11:02am

We’ve had a fantastic day celebrating Halloween in Foundation Stage. The children all look fantastic (and scary!). We’ve played party games, showed off our best dance moves and eaten a sweet (or two).

YR Perform their story map of The Little Red Hen

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 3:30pm



A fantastic start in Foundation Stage

Date: 30th Sep 2018 @ 4:36pm

Here are some pictures from the first few fantastic weeks we have had in Foundation Stage!

Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD