Our Foundation Stage

“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”

Meet The Team

Mrs Wenban- Foundation Stage Leader & Nursery Teacher
Mrs Barratt- SENDCo & Nursery Teacher
Miss Simpkin- Reception Teacher
Mrs Hollis- LSA
Mrs Penhallurick- LSA
Mrs Morgan-LSA
Miss Oxley-LSA & Lunchtime Supervisor
Miss Smith- LSA & Lunchtime Supervisor


Nursery Class Page
Reception Class Page


Foundation Stage Curriculum

At Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. This sets out the learning, development and assessment requirements until the end of the Reception year.

Our Knowledge Organisers 

A Whole New World

This is me

Wings and Things

My Happy Place



During the first 6 weeks of Reception, we carry out the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA). At the end of EYFS, we complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS Profile. We continuously assess through observation and use these observations to create a learning journey that shows the progress the children make during their time with us in the Foundation Stage. Click on the following link for more details on the RBA.

Information for parents – Reception Baseline Assessment

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