Welcome to Swallowfield Foundation

Garden FoundationOur ‘Foundation’ classes are for our children who are in their Reception year, from when they start school until they enter Year 1 in the September after they are 5.
The early years of a child’s life are an important stage when the foundations for future development are established. At school, in the foundation stage, we foster the child’s own interests and offer activities that extend, enrich and develop potential. Activities and first hand experiences are the key to learning and lay the foundations for their further education.

Young children learn as they play. Attitudes, skills and knowledge are acquired as the child strives to understand his world.


Meet the team

YFP                                                                 YFD

Teacher – Miss Papworth                                          Teacher – Miss Davison

LSAs – Mrs Ditty, Ms Brindle and Mrs Warwick         LSAs – Mrs Kenny, Ms Brindle and Mrs Warwick


Mrs Garratt and Mrs Thomas teach in both classes throughout the week.


For your information

Click the links below to see what we will be doing over this academic year.



 Thank you to those who attended the parent welcome meeting. Here is the PowerPoint that supported our presentation:



Autumn 2 Planning Overview


Spring 1 Planning Overview 2017

Foundation News

Ice Skating at Frosts

Monday, December 11, 2017

Due to the adverse weather conditions we have managed to move the date of the school trip for Foundation to Thursday 14th December instead of tomorrow. The same timings for the day will stil apply and the children will be back by lunchtime.

Parent helpers will be contacted and confirmed tomorrow.

Many thanks for your support and understanding.

Foundation Magical Monday

Monday, November 27, 2017

‘Aha! Oho! A trail in the snow!

Whose is this trail and where does it go?’


Can you guess which of our favourite Julia Donaldson story our Magical Monday was based around today?

Foundation – Road Safety Week

Friday, November 24, 2017

Linking into Road Safety Week this week we practised crossing safely.

The children were very sensible and remembered to use the following steps to help them:

  1. Stop.
  2. Look
  3. Listen
  4. Cross

Have a look at the photos:

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