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In Foundation Stage we use Class Dojo. It is used to encourage and praise skills which we believe are important, such as working hard, being a good friend and using good manners.


We also use Class Dojo to communicate more easily with parents, by being able to instantly share messages, updates and photos from the class. Parents can also see how your child is doing daily from home and why your child received their Dojo points.


Each parent and child will be given a unique account code which enables you to access Class Dojo from home.


Please note that Class Dojo is a secure, online tool that only teachers, parents of children in Foundation Stage and your child can access. There is a class story page where we put on updates for the whole class and important messages.


Parents can also contact the teachers via parent messages about any queries.

Our children absolutely love Class Dojo! They are excited about earning points and 'reaching for the stars' everyday. They can even customise their own Dojo monster!




Foundation Stage


Starting school is a special and exciting time for children and their families. Early years practitioners have the unique and important role of making their pupils' first experiences of school a happy one. At Woodsetts we organise a range of events and activities to ease this transition from preschool to our Foundation Unit. From the very beginning, we aim to build positive partnerships with all of our families, working together in the best interests of the children and their development.


As it is widely accepted that young children learn best through well-planned and purposeful play, we deliver a creative and fun curriculum to foster imagination and inhibition. To engage and motivate our children, many learning experiences are based on our children's own interests. Most of our activities happen in small groups but there are also several daily whole class sessions. These focus on aspects of literacy, numeracy and phonics. There is, of course, plenty of storytelling, singing and imaginative play too!



To bring inspiration and innovation to every child through highly ambitious teaching and learning which challenges young minds to ‘Reach for the Stars!’


In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we aim to provide a safe, happy and caring environment where children find learning an enjoyable experience. We ensure that all children feel secure, included and valued and are given opportunities and encouragement to build positive relationships with adults and each other.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) applies to children from birth to the end of the Reception year (Foundation 2). The EYFS is based upon four principles;

1. A Unique Child

2. Positive Relationships

3. Enabling Environments

4. Learning and Development

The Foundation Stage here at Woodsetts comprises of one Foundation 1 class (Woodsetts 1 morning session) and one Foundation 2 class (full time).

We also offer wrap around care for F1 children in an afternoon. Please contact the school office to find out more about this.

Foundation 1 - 3 to 4 year olds

Foundation 2 - 4 to 5 year olds


Foundation Stage Curriculum Overview

Woodsetts Primary School


Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

A Walk in the Woods

Let’s Celebrate These are a few of my favourite things (children’s interests) Growing We’re all going on a summer holiday
Core Stories/ mini topics


Bear Hunt

Our environment

Owl Babies



Bonfire night


Elmer ‘being different’



Aliens Love Underpants

Whatever Next


Frozen, Princess and Knights




Jack and the Beanstalk

The Hungry Caterpillar

Oliver’s vegetables

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

Lighthouse keepers lunch

Tom and Lucy go to the seaside



Visits/events Anston Stones Sparklers at school Cinema   The Seaside
2016-2017 From head to toe Let’s Celebrate Around the world Amazing Animals Mini-beasts Commotion in the Ocean
Core Stories/ mini topics

From head to toe

Topsy and Tim start school

Peace at last


Bonfire night


Elmer ‘being different’












The Hungry Caterpillar

The Bad Tempered Ladybird

Commotion in the Ocean

A New Home for a Pirate

Visits/events   Sparklers at school Visitors Cannon Hall   The Deep


The Federation's EYFS Policy can be viewed by clicking the image below.


Meet the team


Foundation 1 Staff



Class Teacher - Grace Rushby

Teaching Assistant - Jasmine Baker

NNEB/ HLTA – Samantha Shaw

Foundation 2 Staff


Class Teacher and Foundation Leader – Rosie Braidley

Teaching Assistant – Sinead Willey


The Foundation Stage staff work as part of a team and we work as a unit, children from the classes have opportunities to work together during free flow times, accessing shared continuous provision. EYFS staff plan and work together to ensure continuity and progression, providing age and stage related activities to suit all our children. Children are also taught within their own class groups, they are taught in a variety of ways; in whole class groups, small group work, pairs and individually. We are dedicated to providing excellent pastoral care and education to those children in our care.




The Early Years Foundation Stage is a curriculum from birth to five years old. We follow the strands set by this curriculum and concentrate the learning opportunities on the seven areas of learning (3 Prime and 4 Specific) which are;




1. Personal Social and Emotional Development


2. Communication and Language


3. Physical Development





1. Literacy


2. Mathematics


3. Understanding the World


4. Expressive Arts and Design



Childcare Choices, the cross-government childcare brand and campaign has launched today, providing parents with a single point of information for all the government funded childcare offers, including the two new offers: 30hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare. 

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.
Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.
On top of this, from September this year parents of three and four year old children living in England will be able to apply for a new 30 hours free childcare offer, worth around £5,000 per child.
The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator (www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator) for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families.
Through the site parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing government childcare offers.

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A printed copy of any information on our website is available to parents and carers upon request.

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Woodsetts Primary School is part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.  White Woods Primary Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company Number 8589470) whose registered office is at Whiston Worrygoose J&I School, Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham , S60 4AG.

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