Senara Class (Foundation) information and news



 Miss Tonkin, Mrs Buckingham and Mrs Davey are delighted to give a warm welcome to Foundation class.  This year is such an exciting time as your child starts their learning journey in school.

We understand the importance of creating a broad and engaging curriculum that is based on the interests of your child to help encourage a love of learning.

In Foundation we aim to provide all children with a wealth of enjoyable, meaningful learning experiences that will allow every child to flourish and grow. We are very lucky to have a spacious classroom with access to an extensive outdoor area to explore. 

Through continuous provision, adult-initiated activities and with the support of the staff within the department the children explore, discover ideas, develop concepts and skills to become independent learners and amazing problem solvers.

Our top priority is for the children to be happy and have a positive learning experience where they feel nurtured and supported.


We Love Reading
For more information on how we teach and support your child's reading journey at school please click on the 'Phonics' tab which can be found in 'Information for Parents'.
Art at Newlyn
Each term we have a focus artist to explore. This term our focus artist is Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Toothbrush Club
We will be learning about our Oral Health with the support of Brighter Smiles. Everyday we brush our teeth for two minutes to keep them healthy and clean.
You can find more information on the Brighter Smiles Oral Health Campaign here:
We loved watching the Hey Dougie Toothbrush Song when we were learning how to clean our teeth.
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Useful Websites
Parents are by far the most important people in helping children learn to read. Here you will find lots of information about phonics including: what exactly phonics is, how it is taught  and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. You will also find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home...
Play along with the fun and friendly letters of the alphabet as they work together to make words and tell stories using phonics...
Get useful tips and advice about how to read as a family, setting up a great bedtime routine, and how to encourage reading...

Five-year-olds might be starting to read on their own, but they will still love sharing books with you. This list of favourites is full of offbeat humour and brilliant characters. Perfect for keeping your child hooked on books.


Here's a round-up of new children's books from the last year (2021), which we think any child aged 4 to 5 will love...
Join in Little Learners and explore fun and free literacy games, activities and clips.
Number songs...
Learn how much fun counting can be with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small...
Join in with Little Learners and explore all of these fun and free maths games, activities and clips...