Foundation Stage

“Children achieve well in the early years foundation stage and this continues as they move through key stage 1”

(OFSTED 2018)

“Children in both Reception classes make good progress and achieve well, reaching higher than expected levels of development… The sense of partnership the school fosters between staff and parents establishes very good links between home and school.” 

(OFSTED 2014)

In Foundation Stage we place great emphasis on developing your child’s personal, social, and emotional well-being to ensure that the beginning of their education is a positive one. As well as reading, writing, mathematics, an understanding of the world, expressive arts/design, and physical development, we provide many opportunities to work on both communication and language skills.

We also follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’, a continuation of nursery education that supports children’s development in order to prepare them for the National Curriculum of Year 1.

However, Christ Church appreciates the role of parents in supporting their child’s learning. To this end, we hold various information evenings during the year on differing aspects of the curriculum whilst providing advice on how to help your child at home. In addition, you’ll be sent a ‘Curriculum Newsletter’ at the beginning of each term that gives more information regarding what we’ll get up to at school.

Class Teachers

We currently have two Foundation Stage classes – Hedgehogs and Otters. They are taught by an experienced and approachable team of teachers, including:

  • Mrs Lisa Morling (Otter class teacher)
  • Mrs Sarah Perry (Otter Class teacher
  • Mrs Sarah Robinson (Hedgehogs class teacher)
  • Mrs Rachel Jones (Hedgehogs class teacher)

Learning Support Assistants

Each class is supported by knowledgeable LSAs with years of experience. They include:

  • Ms Anna Jolly
  • Mrs Mandy Morris
  • Miss Amberley Smith

Please Note: At the beginning of each term you’ll be sent a Curriculum Newsletter which provides more information regarding the things our year group will cover (not to mention any other important details).

Curriculum Newsletters

Other Information

To read our Curriculum Newsletter for each term, please click on the appropriate link below:

Click on the following links to read our information leaflets on handwriting and letter formation:



Foundation Learning Page