Foundation Curriculum - Year 2017/2018

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Rosemellin has two Foundation classes, Fistral and Crantock. Each class has their own indoor space and we share the outside spaces.

Our outside spaces consist of: The Garden, The Wildlife Area, and The Sportacus Playground. We also visit and make use of the equipment in each of the Key Stage 2 playgrounds. On occasion, we also use the school field!

Approximately half of our day is spent outside. (Please remember Wellington boots and coats)!

Each class has a daily Phonics session; learning to read and write. We use a combination of 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Letters and Sounds' and the children have a daily challenge to complete. There is also a daily Maths Focus and you can keep up to date with your child's Reading, Writing and Number Next Steps by checking the Home/School diary or the Tapestry Learning Journey. We would like to work together with you to help your child achieve these next steps and value your comments and information about how they are getting on at home.

In addition to literacy and maths equipment, the children have access to a wide variety of resources to enhance their independence and imaginative play.

In the Foundation Stage we are able to choose our theme on a weekly basis, depending on the interests of the children. However, we do of course make use of the seasons, weather, and seasonal events.


This is a 'stand alone' day from the rest of the week when we focus on the Prime Areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Education, Communication and Language Development and Physical Development. The children also have a weekly RE session on this day. In the mornings there is an indoor physical development or PE lesson in the hall. (Please ensure the children have their PE kit on this day!) We also have Circle Time, ensuring everyone is feeling happy and well and ready to begin another busy and enjoyable week. In the afternoons we have 'Bikeability' sessions, concentrating on the children's balancing skills and with the ultimate aim of riding their bike independently. There is also a focus on gross motor skills, with lots of games, and fine motor skills such as scissor control. 


Parents can view their child's Learning Journey online, via a programme called Tapestry. As well as a chance to see a child's progress through daily activities, parents can also add photographs and comments of their own to contribute to their child's Learning Journey. Please use the link below to log in.

If you have any difficulty accessing Tapestry, please speak to a member of the Foundation team.