Foundation – Reception

Foundation Stage Staff:

Mrs Layton

Miss Johnson

Mrs Landa

At Carrington Primary School, we have a Foundation Stage Unit where Reception and Nursery children play and work together. Children learn through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. These include whole class (carpet time) and group activities as well as challenges that have been set for children to complete independently. The learning environment is arranged in zones that include a writing area, a workshop and a Maths area. However, children can move resources from one area to another in order to complete activities. Throughout the day there are times when children have access to outdoor learning, including water play, sand play and building with large construction equipment.

Here are some photos of our learning in action:


Please click on the links below to see our topic web for this half term:

Topic Web EYFS autumn 1 2021

Reading Books

Children read with a member of staff least once every week. We change children’s reading books once a week or when they can read the book independently. Children need to bring their reading book and diary with them every day as we read throughout the week. It is important that children re-read books as this helps to develop fluency.

Click on the link below to find out how you can help your child with reading:


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.

We are always collecting:

  • Old clothes for our spare clothes box (especially socks and trousers)
  • Box modelling materials (clean, dry boxes, cartons, cardboard tubes (not loo rolls thank you), yoghurt pots, washing up liquid bottles, plastic lids etc.

Online learning links:

online safety:

For educational apps to use with your children at home, go to:


Guided Yoga through stories:

This site is aimed at children who are visually impaired but it has some great ideas for using household objects to teach Maths: