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Foundation Year

Foundation Overview

We hope that you all enjoyed the summer holidays.

We are very pleased to be welcoming 45 children into school for their Foundation Year. We have 14 new families joining us and the remainder are children coming up from our Foundation 1 Nursery. We will be organising home visits for those children new to Cedars during the two weeks when the children are in part time. A reminder that their first day full time is Monday September 18th.We have welcomed into Foundation 2 Mrs Jane Mackie and Mrs Clare Jones who are sharing the  teaching of the newly named Butterflies class and Mrs Julie Whitehead continues to lead the Foundation team and teach the other newly named  Ladybirds class. Mrs Alison Cowling and Mrs Lynn McGrath are supporting in Butterflies and Ladybirds.

The Foundation 1 team, consisting of Mrs Elee Perkins, Mrs Fiona Teagles, Mrs Alison Smith and Mrs Hilary Batson, have already undertaken Home visits for all of the children starting in Nursery. After the home visits a ‘Stay and play’ session has been arranged and then your child will have an individual start time. We pride ourselves at Cedars in having a very successful Induction into School for our youngest children.

We are very excited at the prospect of working closely with lots of new families.

Our topic for this half term will be ‘Do you want to be friends?’ We will be supporting the children in learning how to make friends, how to play and share together and how to enjoy learning together!

At the end of this half term we will be inviting you into celebrate the children’s work and share their achievements. If you have any worries or concerns about how your child is settling into school please do speak to any member of the team as we highly value a strong partnership between home and school.