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Snaith Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 9DG


Cowick C of E Primary School

"Teach a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it" Proverbs 22:6

  1. Curriculum
  2. Earth

 Welcome to Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception Children

The Foundation team are:

Mrs Bagguley - Class Teacher and Deputy Head 

Mrs Comerford - Class Teacher

Nursery Nurse - Mrs Heywood

 Mrs Grantham - Nursery Assistant


New sound sheets will be sent home on Mondays and Wednesdays  for all other homework please login to Seesaw.  


Please find below a Powerpoint containing information about our phonics scheme - Read Write Inc


For information on the pronunciation of sounds please click here


For more information please visit the website
For more information please visit the website

Important information

Start and End of the school day

School’s start time: 8:45

End of school of school collection time: 3:15

Drop off and collection point Earth Class gate


What I need to take

Reading pack/books (including return of any borrowed) in plastic wallet


Named water bottle



Trainers/footwear suitable for outdoor activity on the field – in draw string bag.


Packed lunch in a small bag


PE days are:

Monday and Wednesday. On these days please send children to school in their P.E. Kit


What we do if anyone in our household has symptoms of COVID19

Inform school - Call/email school – on 01405 860417

                             or email on

Arrange for a COVID19 as soon as possible. (Inform school of the outcome)

You must all self-isolate and follow the NHS guidance:


 Our exciting curriculum is built around seven areas of learning taken from the 'Development Matters' framework.


The children are given opportunities to learn through their play, indoor and outdoor in a structured environment designed to meet their needs.


There are 7 areas of learning; 3 Prime and 4 Specific.

The children begin to learn through the prime areas which are PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) CL (Communication and Language) and PD (Physical Development)

progressing to Specific areas - Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design.

Earth Class is a mixed class of Nursery and Reception. We set up the classroom to stimulate all ages and as the year progresses, so do the activities and the challenges we set for them. Each half term we introduce a new topic, however, the child's interests are where we get the best results and we let the children take us in the direction they want to go. This helps us give the children both new experiences and to also draw on familiar experiences, allowing us to teach new skills and build on existing skills to develop each child's potential in all areas of learning.

We are excited to be delivering the Read Write Inc phonics programme which is proving to be very popular with the children and is thorough, fast paced, hands-on learning with excellent results.


Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday.

PE kits will be kept in school and sent home before each holiday.


The children can have a drink at any time in Earth Class; please send in a named drinks bottle each day.


  We send our Class weekly newsletter out on a Friday - the children will have a letter in their Homework Books.

We share our topics and any special events we are planning and  activity ideas you may like to do with your child.  Reception children are given reading books as soon as soon as they can blend their sounds.  We find that in doing this we can give the children a head start in their learning by working in partnership with you. Our Read Write Inc Phonics sessions are delivered daily and any new sounds will be in their home learning diaries to practice. Tricky words and spellings  will also be sent when the children are ready for this stage.

Please feel free to approach any member of the Foundation Stage team if you have any questions or concerns; we will be happy to help.

A really useful guide produced by 4Children is shown below to help you understand how what we do in school benefits your children, we love how clearly it is written and how comprehensive it is without being over complicated!

What to expect when

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