Foundation Years

Welcome to the Foundation Stage at Cold Harbour C of E School.

The theme for our families in foundation is Baby Birds, with the class named Cygnet. We are very proud of our Early Years area and all the children who come here to learn together. We believe that we offer a setting where everyone, including parents and carers, feels welcome and has a sense of belonging.

The Foundation Stage area is a stimulating, enjoyable, safe and secure environment where children can grow and achieve together. It plays a key role in supporting and extending each child’s learning and development. Children learn both inside and outside. They are encouraged to access resources freely, to use their own ideas and to be creative. We know that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, so we have many opportunities throughout the day for child initiated learning as well as adult led activities.

The adults in the Foundation Stage work as a close team to ensure that each child settles quickly into school and gains confidence. Each child’s play and learning is monitored and evaluated on a continuous basis by the adults to ensure progress. Our aim is that each child becomes an enthusiastic, confident and resilient learner who enjoys school.