Welcome to Foundation Stage 1/Nursery.

Mrs Camp (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday) and Mrs Bartley (Thursday-Friday) are the teachers in FS1 and Mrs Gaboush is our full-time Teaching Assistant.

At Sacred Heart, we are committed to providing a high-quality early years’ education and providing the children with a secure and confident start to their school life.

We are fully committed to the purpose and aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.


Here is our EYFS Booklet: EYFS Booklet

Foundation Stage Autumn Newsletter 2023

In FS1, all learners experience a broad, balanced and varied curriculum, which is relevant to their stage of development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which consists of 7 areas of learning, these are: Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and language, Physical development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

To allow your child to have a smooth transition into FS1 here are some activities you can do together in preparation for school:

Making marks
• Make lines and circles with big movements
• Practise holding a pen or pencil and using it to make marks

Counting and numbers
• I like to sing number songs
• I can say some numbers in order
• I use counting words like ‘a lot’, ‘none’ and ‘some more’.

Showing interest in the world
• I like to explore new places
• I am interested in the world around me
• I am starting to ask questions about things I see

Speaking & Literacy
• I like to sing songs and nursery rhymes
• I can talk about myself and my feelings
• I enjoy listening to stories and looking at books

Listening & Understanding
• I can sit and listen for a short time
• I can follow simple instructions

Independence & Self care

  • I can put my own clothes and coat on
  • I can look after my toys and tidy them away
  • I can feed myself using a fork/spoon
    • I can wipe my nose
    • I can use the toilet

Sharing & turntaking
• I like to play with others
• I can share toys
• I am learning to take turns