Water Leys

Primary School


Welcome to Foundation Stage smiley


Hello! This is the class page for Class 1 and 2 in Foundation Stage.


On this page, you will find our; term planners, current topics and work the children have completed.


You will also find our weekly newsletter which is posted on Weduc each Friday. Please note, our weekly homework is included in our newsletter under the Phonics and Maths sections. 

Authors of the half term

We have an author whose books we focus on each half term as part of our topics.

Please see the table below for the key texts we look at. 


Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2 
Nick ButterworthJanet and Allan AhlbergRoger HargreavesSue Hendra and Paul LinnetEric CarleNicola Davies
A Flying VisitBurglar BillMr. Men BooksNo-BotThe Very Hungry CaterpillarOne Tiny Turtle
One Springy DayEach Peach Pear Plum


Miss. Books

CakeThe Very Busy SpiderA First Book of the Sea
Percy's Bumpy RidePeepo!Mr. Men and Little Miss. Magic (Traditional Tale Books)

Barry the fish with fingers

(and the


scary monster)

The Mixed-up ChameleonSurprising Shark
After the StormCops and Robbers Norman the slug with the silly shellThe Bad-tempered LadybirdRide the Wind
The Rescue Party The Jolly Postman Keith the cat with the magic hatThe Very Quiet Cricket Big Blue Whale
Once Snowy NightFunnybones Gordon's great escape One World: 24 Hours on our planet
The Secret Path  Doug the bug that went boing! Dolphin Baby
The Treasure Hunt  Supertato Books  


Our topics this Term


 Summer 1 Topics


Week 1- Little Sunflower (Suzanne Fossey)


Follow the link below to watch/listen to the story of Little Sunflower;


Week 2 & 3- The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)



Follow the link to watch/listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar;


Week 4 & 5- Paddington at the Palace (Michael Bond)




Follow the link to watch the story of Paddington at the Palace;


Summer 2 Topics


Week 1- One Tiny Turtle (Nicola Davies)


Follow the link to watch/listen to the story of One Tiny Turtle;


Week 2 & 3- Sharing a Shell (Julia Donaldson) 




Follow the link to watch/listen to the story of Sharing a Shell;


Week 4 & 5- Under the Sea



Follow the link to find out about under the sea;


December 2021 Newsletters

Key Dates

School closed on Friday 12th November - INSET day

School closes Monday 20th December.  Christmas holiday starts on Tuesday 21st December


Spring term 2022

School opens Tuesday 4th January

Half-term break Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February

School closes Friday 8th April


Summer term 2022

School opens Monday 25th April

School closed on May Day bank holiday – Monday 2nd May

Half term break Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

School closes Friday 8th July

Our Outside Area



 Miss. Jefferies won The Early Years Muddy Puddle Teacher Award! 

She has worked really hard to become a top level Muddle Puddle Teacher and her hard work has paid off!

Well done Miss. Jefferies! The children and FS Team love the improvements you have made to the outside area and the children really enjoy all the lovely activities you plan and resource! Thank you! smiley


Here are some of the outdoor activities the children have been enjoying so far this term;






Maths Monkey! 

We have a Maths Monkey called Freddy who sets the children Maths challenges in the outside classroom!

The children are thoroughly enjoying these challenges, especially the ones Goldilocks has set with him!




Here are some photos of our outside areas in our outdoor classroom

The Kitchen


The Nature Table



The Fairy Garden 



The Construction Area



Natural Maths 




The Bug Hotel 


Virtual Tours

Here are our virtual tours, enjoy! :) 



Class 1

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Here is the virtual tour of Class One.

Class 2

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Here is the virtual tour of Class Two.


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Here's the virtual tour of our outside area.

2022-2023 Cohort

A warm welcome to Water Leys Primary School! 

It was great to see so many parents at our meeting last night, thank you for coming.

It was great to be able to deliver one after the last couple of years!


We hope you find your child's pack useful and a good tool to use over the summer to support your child to get ready for school and have a smooth transition from nursery/pre-school. 


If you have any questions that our website can't answer, or need any support, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. They will able to help or they will get your in contact with the FS staff who are also more than happy to help.


Transition Afternoon

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 7th July 1.45-2.45pm for your child's transition afternoon.


School Visits

We hope you are looking forward to your school visit on either of the following days;


Wednesday 31st August 2022

Thursday 1st September 2022

Friday 2nd September 2022


Please check your child's pack for your appointment date and time.


First day of School

Your child starts school on Monday 5th September 2022 at 8.30am-3pm. 

Please drop them off at their classroom door. 


We are really looking forward to working in collaboration with you, your children and families.


The Foundation Stage Team 


Information PowerPoint

Below is the  information PowerPoint from last night.

As above, please let us know if you have any questions.