St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Teaching School Alliance Blog and Stars of the Week

Foundation Stage

Our Foundation Unit is where our Nursery and Reception children work alongside each other throughout the day.

Time for free play, exploration and investigation, as well as more structured learning are included in the wide range of exciting activities that Early Years staff plan for the children. The children learn many skills which provide a firm foundation on which to build future learning.

We aim to provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment for children in which they can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Children are encouraged to develop their own theories about the world and how it works. Their ideas and opinions are valued and respected by adults and the other children, thereby creating an environment in which children are not afraid of making mistakes.


Working hard to make and paint objects.
Learning about fairy tales.

We enjoy measuring and pouring water.
Using ICT to enhance our learning.

We love our sand pits!
We spend lots of time in our role play area.