Marshland Primary School

Marshland Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN8 4SB

01405 812693

Mrs Sarah Hall



Welcome to Foundation 1


We are looking forward to seeing our children who started in F1 during the spring and summer term and hope that you all had a fantastic summer break with your family. We also send a big welcome to our new children who are starting with us this term. We have lots of fun activities for you which we are really excited about.


Our topic for this half term is called Cards, Cakes and Celebrations.

We will be focusing on making friends, developing our relationships with the adults in our classroom and learning about what makes our class and school a happy place to be. There will be lots of discussions and activities about celebrations we have attended and some we may have not.

We will have lots of opportunities to read books together in our reading area and have three focused texts. These are...                                                        





In Literacy we will read together and also have the opportunity to look at books independently learning how to handle them carefully. Our focus for Phonics will be Phase One: Sound Discrimination and Phase Two: Body Percussion. We will be learning to recognise our name through activities such as self-registration as well as recognising the letters in our name focusing on the initial sound. There will be lots of opportunity for mark making with a variety of resources.


Mathematics will involve a lot of counting especially through rhymes and songs. We will also begin to recognise and use language related to size.


Within Physical Development we will be developing our independence in our self-care as well as using a variety of resources to develop both our Fine Motor and Gross Motor skills.


We will begin to explore the different technology toys that we have in our classroom and learn about a variety of families through role-play within the area of Understanding the World.


Each morning we will be having a stay and play session for the first 10 minutes. Please feel free to stay and settle your child by engaging in an activity with them. This will also give us time to discuss any questions that you may have.


We are really looking forward to welcoming the children and begin the new term. Please don’t hesitate to speak to us at any time – our door is always open.

Miss Robinson, Miss Banner and Mrs Hinchcliffe