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Foundation Stage


Welcome to Foundation Stage and Holbrook Primary School!

Miss Matticks will be updating this page with lots of information about what's going on in class and future events too. Please remember you will be updated more regularly and personally through your child's Tapestry



                 Miss Matticks - Class Teacher   

                Mrs Potter - Teaching Assistant 

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Autumn Term 1

This term we are settling into our new learning environment and getting to know our friends, teachers and school routines. We are loving school so far and have learned so much already! 


This term, Elmer has arrived in our school after his big move to Ipswich with his friends, and tried to turn our classroom into a jungle! The children have been working hard making lots of jungle art to make him feel more at home. We made a jungle patchwork sheet, tried some leaf printing, and will even be making him some elephant food! 

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During the Autumn Term, Foundation will be learning their Phase 2 phonics sounds and starting to segment and blend CVC words. Last year's class have made a video of the sounds and actions we will be learning within Phase 2 and now Phase 3 also! You can also find the description of each action below. 


Some great phonics games such as 'Buried Treasure' can be found online at, where you can support your child with blending and segmenting at home. 

Simple phonics flashcards are also great to use each day as a small part of your child's morning routine to reinforce their grapheme recognition, these can easily be found online or made at home! If you need support finding any resources such as pencil control sheets or handwriting resources, please let me know and we will try to find these for you. 


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Phonics Workshop - Date TBC