Dinnington Community Primary School



Welcome to FS1 smiley


Miss Fieldsend, MrsMellars, and Mrs Jones


Here in Foundation Stage 1 we welcome children between the ages of 3 and 4. We follow a curriculum which enables children to learn in a safe, exciting and nurturing environment.

Throughout the year children are observed continuously following the EYFS Development Matters framework. This is broken down into three primary areas and four specific areas. These areas are:


  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We observe children as they play and interact and will enhance their learning along the way with a range of fun resources. We believe it is important to stimulate children by planning activities that will support their learning and development based around their interests, wherever possible.
And to top it off we will have lots of fun along the way!



Parental Engagement


We want all children in Foundation 1 to feel happy, safe and valued. In order to succeed at this we believe it is extremely important to work closely with our parents. As well as daily discussions with the teaching staff we have created two specific areas where parents can celebrate their child’s achievements.


One area is for parents to write down any comments for the staff members to read, this can include sharing knowledge about children’s interest, needs and progress. The other is for parents to bring in any pieces of work of photos of their children for us to display and celebrate. These displays are in the FS1 classroom and any parent contribution is welcomed.


We have ‘stay and play’ sessions throughout the year, where parents get the opportunity to spend time with their children in their learning environment. Please do come along, they have been a huge success so far!


Outdoor learning environment!