Sandhill Primary

Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to our Foundation Stage 1 page!

This is where your school learning journey begins with lots of fun, laughter and care. Each and every day is full of play! So be ready to get messy, have lots of fun outside and make many new friends.

‘Play is the highest form of research,’ Albert Einstein.

Meet your Teachers

Hello, I am Miss Donnelly and I am a Foundation Stage teacher.

I love to read and do creative things and I get to do both of these things in Foundation Stage. We have so much fun! I have a little boy who is 2 years old and we love to read stories together and go for days out. We especially enjoy going to the seaside to build sandcastles and paddle in the sea. I can’t wait to meet you all so that we can have some fun together.

Ms C Donnelly

Miss Donnelly
Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

Hi! I’m Mrs Hartley. I teach in Foundation and absolutely love it.

We get to play, laugh and have fun every day. I have two little girls at home who are 4 and 1 year old so when I’m not at school I carry on playing and go on lots of adventures with my girls.

My favourite place to be is outside, you will often find me in my wellies ready for any weather! I also love sketching and reading. I can’t wait for you to join us in September. Let’s have a magical time together.

Ms L Hartley

Mrs Hartley
Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

I have four children, 2 girls and 2 boys, they are aged 16, 14 and my twins are 12. At home we love to be in the garden, we look after the plants together. I really enjoy the fresh air and like to go on nice long walks.

I also love to read books and listen to music. My favourite time of the year is Christmas I love anything to do with Christmas.


Mrs Bailey
Foundation Stage 1 Teaching Assistant

Our New Learning

The first term at Sandhill will be all about YOU! We want to know who you are, what you like to do, who are your friends and family and most importantly what makes you smile!

We will teach you about our school, where to find important places like the toilets, how to join in with snack time, what we play with and how we use the different things in our room including outside.

Once you have become used to our lovely FS1 group we will start having fun with our favourite nursery rhymes and songs. We will invite your special grown ups to nursery to listen and join in singing with us.

We will also learn about Autumn and a few favourite festivals. Our first term will be lots of fun, full of new adventures and smiles!

Class Information

During your time with us you will be given a book folder with your first ever reading book! Please bring this each day and especially important on a Monday as this is when you receive a dojo point if you have read lots at home.

We also have a small Foundation Library where you can borrow storybooks whenever you wish!

Please may you also bring a water bottle each day and spare clothes in a bag as you never know when you my need them!

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