Foundation Stage

Foundation Stage 1 Hours 

Every child is entailed to 15 hours of FS1 education per week, to be taken as half days between the hours of 8.30am – 11.30am and 12.05pm 3.05pm.   Parents and Careers will also be able to purchase additional hours at a cost of £4 per hour.  Parents and Careers will be expected to pay for the hours at the start of the week. 

Children who are entitled to the 30 hours funding and staying for a full day can either bring in a packed lunch or receive a school dinner at the cost of £2.05 per day. 

Please let us know if you would be interested in this additional service by speaking to the FS1 team or pop in to the office

Please click on the links below the curriculum plans

Foundation Stage 1

Early Explorers Long Term Plan 2020-21

Geography Curriculum

Science Curriculum

History Curriculum

Foundation Stage 2

Foundation Stage 2 Long term plan 2020-21

Geography Curriculum

Science Curriculum

History Curriculum

Please click on the links below to view some of the online resources we use in FS1 to help children learn, grow and meet their development targets


Reading Schemes

We endeavor to develop a love of reading that will stay with our children all their lives.  

Children are taught to read using a variety of different strategies.  We encourage children to use their phonic knowledge and comprehension skills to develop their understanding of the text.  We hear our children read individually at least once a week but often more frequently.  We also have guided reading sessions focusing on a particular reading skill.

All children follow the ‘Oxford Reading Tree Scheme’. This is a levelled reading scheme that provides high quality texts covering a range of genres. To ensure a breadth of choice and interest we support this scheme with a variety of other schemes depending upon the child’s needs. Our aim is to inspire a love of reading in all children and as the children progress through the school we offer a wide range of ‘free reading books’. This is supported by guided reading sessions, shared reading opportunities and whole class text.



At Tilery we follow the Letters and Sounds framework for phonics. Letters and Sounds is a resource published by the Department for Education and Skills. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills and to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic program for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

For more information on Letters and Sounds, or to find some resources to help your child at home, click the link below.

Here are other links to useful websites – we hope you find them useful too! 


Please click on the images below to download a printable Phonics mat

Translate »