Welcome to Foundation Stage!




Show respect, Work together, Aspire, Nurture

Mrs I Ellis, Mrs D Hopewell, Miss B Dery & Mrs J Watts


A warm welcome to the Foundation class page! . 

We hope this page helps you to support your child(ren) with their learning. In Foundation Stage the class includes Foundation 1 part-time children (3-4 year olds) and Foundation 2 full-time children (4-5 year olds).

For Foundation 1 children we offer the 30 hour free childcare extended entitlement. If you would like to find out more information please visit our 30 hour extended entitlement childcare page

The staff and children work closely alongside each other to make sure your child(ren) have the best possible experience whilst at Lovers’ Lane in Foundation Stage.  

If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ellis via email: iellis@loverslane.notts.sch.uk and she will get back to you at her nearest opportunity.

Meet the Foundation Stage Team

Mrs I Ellis
Foundation 1 & 2 Teaching 

Mrs D Hopewell
Teaching Assistant 

Miss B Dery
Teaching Assistant 

Mrs J Watts
PPA Cover Teacher

Foundation Stage Key Information

Timings of the Day

  • Foundation Stage 1 morning session will start at 8.45am and finish at 11.45am.
  • Foundation Stage 1 30hours child’s sessions will start at 8.45am and finish at 3.15pm.
  • Foundation Stage 2 day will start at 8.45am and finish at 3.15pm. 

An adult from the Foundation Stage team will meet the children at the FSU gate onto the playground. When the children arrive in the school building, they will be washing their hands and provided with hand sanitizer.



Your child will be given a library book of their choice for you to share at home. They will change their book every Monday and we expect you to read with your child at least 4 times a week to support their communication and language development.

When the children have progressed through the Read Write Inc levels the children will given a Read Write Inc book bag book as well which the children should be fluent in before it is changed. 


PE will be on Wednesday morning..

Foundation 1 children are to come in their PE kit on this day.

Foundation 2 children need to bring their PE kit to school in a bag and they will get changed at school to develop their independence. 

The PE kit is as follows: 

  • Lovers’ Lane PE hoodie or school jumper
  • Plain navy jogging trousers or shorts 
  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Trainers

Learning and well-being

The main focus for the children is to ensure they are happy and settled in school especially with the uncertainty children have had over the past few years in school. We will be providing them with many opportunities to share and discuss their experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.

Foundation Stage Latest News 

World Book Day 2023📚🌍📚🌍📚

In EYFS to celebrate World Book Day 2023 we all dressed up as our favourite books characters. Some Mummy’s and Daddy’s made some amazing homemade costumes.

Pancake Day 2023🥞🥞🥞🥞

In EYFS to celebrate Pancake Day we all tried some pancakes with different toppings. We worked hard on trying to use a knife and fork to eat our pancakes. 

Bonfire Night 2022🎆🔥🎇

In EYFS to celebrate Bonfire Night we joined in with a range of activities including having hot dogs around a campfire, making chocolate finger sparklers and ending the day with some yummy smores. We also learnt about the importance of Bonfire Night and discussed what we might see or hear on Bonfire Night. In Literacy we worked very hard on drawing our own pictures of Bonfire Night.

Remembrance Day 2022 🌹

On Remembrance Day in EYFS we remembered all the soldiers who fought for our country by making lots of different poppies to place in our classroom to help us remember the soldiers. We made clay poppies, biscuit poppies, fingerprint poppies, a hand print poppy wreath and paper poppy wreaths. 

We also learnt about the importance of Remembrance Day and took part in a 2 minute silence at 11 o’clock.