Welcome to Foundation Stage 1 -

Clever Caterpillars! 

The Foundation Stage 1 Team

Caterpillars class teacher is Miss Aspinall.

Our fabulous group leaders are called Mrs Darrington, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Morley.

This term (Summer 2022):

Miss Aspinall is Gruffalo group leader.

Mrs Darrington is Elmer group leader.

Mrs Johnson is Zog group leader.

Mrs Morley is Paddington group leader.


Summer Term Session Times

AM session: Arrive 8:40 - Collection time 11:40am

PM session Arrival 12:20 - Collection time 3:20pm  


New Starters

We are looking forward to welcoming our new starters in September. You will receive an information pack at your stay and play session. The following presentation also provides some useful information: CLICK HERE


Throughout Foundation Stage at Greenwood we use the online learning journal Tapestry to record your child's progress.  On Tapestry you will find photos and comments about your child's learning. Children who are accessing remote learning should use this to upload photos/videos of activities being completed at home. If you are unable to access Tapestry, please get in touch with us and we will be able to help with this. Adding your photos helps us create a broader picture of each child and understand their strengths and interests, as well as anything that we can help develop.


Purple Mash

We upload weekly activities to Purple Mash. Your child has their own individual log in details to access the activities on there. Please get in touch if you need help with log in details or accessing set activities.



Please continue to read to your child at home daily, and record this in their reading diaries. Reading regularly with your child helps develop vocabulary, creativity, understanding of the world and most importantly a long life love of books. 


“Is there anywhere we can’t go?”


Some of the texts we will focus on:

What the Ladybird heard

What the Ladybird heard on holiday

Someone Swallowed Stanley 

Monkey puzzle

Snail Mail

The Very Hungry Caterpillar




We focus on 8 Nursery Rhymes each half term and practise singing these daily. Your child will receive a booklet with these in each half term so you can join in with your child at home! 


Here are a number of websites to support your child's learning:

Counting Songs

Phase 1 Phonics games

Phonics Listening Skills

Traditional Tales

Julia Donaldson Short Animations



Every Friday we award one child from each session (am and pm)  a "Value Certificate" that link to our 7 school values:

  • Aspiration
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Enjoyment
  • Perseverance
  • Pride
  • Responsibility

Miss Tucker hosts a virtual assembly every Friday in school to announce who has received a certificate and reason why. Those children bring a certificate home.


In addition to a Value Star, we will also be awarding a WOW Certificate to our 'Writer Of The Week'.



If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with:



Foundation Stage 2



Purple Emperor's 

Teacher: Miss Moore emoore@greenwoodprimary.org.uk    

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Barker

Red Admiral's

Teachers: Mrs Gilbody and Mrs Hurd   sgilbody@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Jermy



 Welcome to Butterflies

Our school day starts at 8:45am-3.15pm. Please be prompt at both drop off and pick up times.

Please respect social distancing when on the school site. 


Your child is also offered a healthy snack and milk during the school day.  


PE is every Thursday. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on this day. They will stay in their PE kit all day.


Please see below for videos and further information about Butterflies. We hope you find this information useful.


Welcome to Red Admirals Class- A video tour

Welcome to Greenwood Primary and Nursery School- September 2021

Welcome to Purple Emperors Class- A video tour September 2021

Welcome to Butterflies- September 2021- Information for starting school

All about me - To be filled in and brought in on the first day of school- For new F2 Pupils September 2021


   Our Learning Enquiry   

Summer – What makes a happy planet?


-      Recycling

-      The Enormous Turnip- Growing Focus

-      Jasper's Beanstalk- Growing Focus

-      Handa's Surprise- Contrasting Location

-      The Little Red Hen- Farming Focus- How is bread made?

-      Dandelions- Environmental Focus



-      Noah's Ark and The Water Cycle

-      Our Oceans

-      The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Life cycles

-      Walking Through The Jungle and Rumble In The Jungle

-Summer- Seasonal Focus and Sun Safety 

-Transition Project- Ready For Year 1


Foundation Stage 2 Long Term Plan



  Latest News 

Welcome to Butterflies! Please read our September newsletter here.

Value Superstars


Every Friday we are going to award one child from each class a "Value certificate".

These values are part of the Flying High Trust. They are:








Miss Tucker will host a virtual assembly every Friday in school. (This is not available at home).

Children will be awarded their certificate in class and will be celebrated with the whole school.

Good luck Butterflies!




Speedy Sounds Video with Miss Moore

ow Phonics reading sheet

ar Phonics reading sheet

air Phonics reading sheet

ear Phonics reading sheet

er Phonics reading sheet

Purple Mash

Each week 2Do's are uploaded onto Purple Mash for you to complete.

Have lots of fun and we can't wait to see your wonderful creations! 

Each child has log in details, if you require more information on this then please contact your class teacher.

>> Click here to log on.


 Please remember to check your child's Tapestry profile!

Photo's of your child's learning journey at school are uploaded weekly. 

Feel free to add any photos of your child learning at home.

>> Click here to log on.


Each week your child will receive a reading book and a free choice book. These are to read and share at home. 

 It is so important that your child brings their book bag to school EVERY DAY.

Please also check book bags regularly for letters.