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Foundation Stage 1 - Caterpillars


Miss Tabani


Mrs Cawkwell


Mrs Bristow
Teaching Assistant

Welcome to the FS1! Here you will find everything you need to know about our learning in FS1.


This term our Learning Journey is "All About Me!"


We will be sharing lots of our favourite things to do, learning about others and making new friends.

We can't wait to get to know you and your families in your very first term at Hillcrest!


If you have any further queries about the curriculum, please speak to a member of staff.

Parents as Partners



We love to hear about what the children have been getting up to at home! If you download the Tapestry app you can easily add observations of anything your child achieves when they are not at school. Tapestry is also a great way for us to contact you with reminders about school events or for you to check in with us. Make sure to check that your app notifications are set to 'immediate' so that you don't miss anything!



Remember to follow us on Twitter @HillcrestAnston to see whole school updates and ideas for learning at home.

Home Learning in FS1


Reading Champions:

The children will be sent home with a reading book for them to share with you at home. The books have no words in order for the children to develop the skill of story telling and noticing details in illustrations. You can talk about the title, front cover, back cover, the blurb on the back. Look at the characters, setting and make observations about what the story could be about. You could also talk about what might happen next etc.  Reading at home is an important part of ensuring your child becomes a confident reader. As such we want all the Caterpillars to become Reading Champions by reading at home every day!

Read your child's reading book with them each day and record this in their reading record book. For every 15 home reads your child completes they will be awarded with a Reading Badge in the their book. Can you collect them all?


Maths Rockstars Targets:

We have sent home a Maths Rockstars booklet to support your child with their learning in Mathematics. The targets in the booklet are designed to develop the children’s mental maths skills which you can help them with at home. Your child will need to bring their Maths Rockstars booklet to school every day as we will be working with the children on their targets in the classroom. Please do not complete the ‘Date Achieved’ boxes on the children’s booklets as this will be filled in by school staff.

If you have any questions about the Maths Rockstars booklets, or the curriculum in general, please speak to a member of the FS Team.

Ideas to Help at Home

FS1 Curriculum Information 

Here you will find information about the EYFS Curriculum in FS1 and some ideas of how you can help at home.

Click the link below for a document to support you to help your child with their learning at home!

Our Recent Work

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