Toll Bar Primary School

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Foundation Unit

Welcome to Toll Bar Primary School Foundation Unit.

We are split into two classrooms; Nursery (Ash) and Reception (Maple), however we do share both indoor and outdoor continuous provision together.

The Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to a child’s early development and learning therefore we focus on providing children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. A big part of our day is based around developing key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentrating and learning to work and co-operate with others. Teaching to achieve these early learning goals is through first-hand experience and structured play, whilst following the children’s interests.

We also love outdoor play - so make sure you come prepared in the winter months (coat,hat,gloves!) and also in the summer months (sun hat, sun cream on). The outdoor environment plays a key role in the Foundation Stage curriculum where children can access play on a larger scale and make progress in their physical development; such as learning to ride a bike, making large structures and balancing on the outdoor beams. We are very proud of our learning environment - where both children and staff contribute to making our unit accessible for all and useful as a learning tool. 


The teaching staff within the foundation unit this year are:

Nursery: Mrs Cadman (Teacher - Maternity Leave)

         Miss Mason (HLTA)

         Mrs Jamroz (Teaching Assistant)

Reception: Mrs Parish (Teacher)

          Miss Baker (Teaching Assistant)

          Mr Lucas (ITT Trainee Teacher)

Please find our yearly topic plan below. Please note, we always ensure we follow the children’s needs and interests therefore these topics are only used as a guide as we allow the children to take charge of their own learning to ensure they are engaged and as interested to learn as possible.


Foundation Unit - Topic Plan 2019/2020


Nursery Maths Overview

Autumn  - Exploring Me

Spring – The World Around Us

Summer - What’s living at the bottom of the garden?


Core Books Nursery

Brown Bear Brown Bear What do You See?

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

Rosie’s Walk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Owl Babies

Dear Zoo

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

We’re Going On a Bear Hunt

You Choose

Jasper’s Beanstalk


Reception Timetable

Exploring Me

The World Around Us





Core Books Reception

Whatever Next?

The Gruffalo


Handa’s Surprise

The 3 Little Pigs

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Hen

Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Biscuit Bear