Welcome to Buttercup Class

Mrs Hill would like to welcome you to Stanford’s Foundation Stage Class.

Our lovely class of Foundation Stage Children and Year Ones!

At Stanford School, we believe that every child deserves a rich and inspiring education, where they can explore, experiment and investigate a wide range of hands on practical learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Staff provide both independent and adult led activities that are based upon your child’s next steps in learning, ensuring your child is challenged at all times.

In our Foundation Stage classour core intention is to provide all children with a creative curriculum that meets their needs and sufficiently challenges their development. At centre stage is our unique, inspiring curriculum that is implemented through a sequence of progressive skills, covering all areas of learning and responds to children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs. The impact upon all children throughout their learning journey in Foundation Stage and Year One will prepare them with the skills they need for their next stage in life.

Our broad and balanced curriculum develops the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for future learning and your child’s emotional well-being is at the forefront. We are proud of our links with the local community, including local pre-school, child-minders and church, to enhance your child’s understanding of their world around them and the place where they live.

We value the relationships we have been able to form with families and work together to offer a wide range of courses and activities through which parents can develop their own learning and be well informed to support their child.

Our ethos is that a happy and settled child will be open to new learning opportunities and by developing and nurturing your child’s uniqueness and inquisitive nature we can give them the skills they need to become successful in their lives and fulfil their dreams.


We have lots of exciting learning this term, as you can see in our Newsletters and our Curriculum Plans.

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Foundation Stage Curriculum Plans

Long Term Plans

Class Blog

For regular updates on our learning over the term, please see the Buttercup Class Blog

Help for Parents and Carers

Foundation Stage Home Learning