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Djanogly Sherwood Academy

Where Everyone Belongs

Ebury, Beech and Regent

Welcome to Ebury,Beech and Regent Classes

We believe that every early year’s child is unique and has the right to learn through play.

We provide a rich and enabling environment, where children feel they belong, are understood, and are inspired to succeed.

We know that this requires skilful interactions by knowledgeable adults to build the foundations for life.

Our Early Years Curriculum

Welcome to the Foundation Unit


Who you will meet:

Miss Palmer - Foundation Lead

Mrs Johnson - Beech Class Teacher

Mr Twigg - Regent Class Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds)

Mrs Hallam - Regent Class Teacher (Weds, Thurs, Fri)

Miss Walker - Ebury Class Teacher

Mrs Haynes- Foundation Teaching Assistant



Goodbye Percy

Unfortunately we had some very sad news over the Easter holidays.  We had to say goodbye to Percy, one of our beautiful guinea pigs.  He was excited to return to school, but became unwell and sadly didn't make it.  We will all miss him lots.  Gus is missing him lots too, so we are looking to find him a new friend soon.

Summer 2


How is it nearly the end of the school year already?  Only 1 half term to go.  This half term we will be consolidating everything we have learned over the year and reading lots of stories based on adventures.


We have lots of fun activities planned including sports day, a community day and a Foundation fun day.  Please see the dates below for these.  


We have also welcomed a new guinea pig into the Foundation family.  Arlo is settling in well and him and Gus have already become firm friends.

Dates for your diary


29.6.21 - Foundation Community Day (details to follow)

30.6.21 & 1.7.21 - Transition Day for new F2 starters

2.7.21 - INSET day

6.7.21 & 7.7.21 - Transitions days (F2 to Year 1)

13.7.21 - Foundation Sports Day 

22.7.21 - Foundation Fun Day


Summer 1

We're so happy to have everyone back for our Summer term. 


This term we will be focusing on numbers to 20 in maths, looking at different ways to represent number and comparison. We will be exploring books about diversity, minibeasts and lifecycles and focusing on reading and writing in phonics.


We will be joined by some caterpillars who will be joining us in the first couple of weeks of school while we explore life cycles. We are also very excited about our class guinea pigs joining us again!


If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.




Summer 2 newsletter

Please find below some useful links to use with your children. 


Cosmic Yoga:

Keep active and try some child friendly yoga. It will help stretch and exercise your body whilst telling a story. 


Nursery and number rhymes

Listen and sing a long to a range of songs including counting, action and traditional rhymes. 


Oxford Owl Reading:

Explore an online free library of wonderful stories to share together. 

Login: Username - BeechRegent Password - Gus123


Phonics Play: 

Play a range of phonics games. 



A wide range of fun and exciting activities to try at home.

Foundation Christmas Performance


We hope you love our A-Z of Christmas as much as we do!

The A-Z of Christmas

Foundation's Christmas performance of 'The a-z of Christmas'


One of the best ways you can support your child's learning is to hear them read at home. This will really help to develop their love of books and reading. Mrs Morris will be supporting you with how you can best support your child at home with their reading.  Children will be bringing home a reading book, some Ted words and information on what to do.  Children who read 24 times over the half term will receive a RED TED (teddy bear).  Please sign their reading diary so that we know your child has read at home.



Reading at home

This video will support you to read with your child at home.

We have been working hard to make the Foundation Unit ready for you!  Have a look at some of the pictures below to see what it looks like.

Where everyone belongs

At Djanogly Sherwood we know that things are challenging and different right now and we wanted to help by sharing some good resources. Here is a video that you could watch and share with your children explaining how to talk to children about race and diversity. We will also be sharing home learning activities and some great books about diversity. We hope that this helps. Remember our strap line at Sherwood is ‘Where everyone belongs’.

Please find below some useful resources you can use to talk about diversity with your children. Click on the blue text to go directly to the link:


Hair Love by Matthew Cherry


So Much by Trish Cooke 


Hair Love (a short film)


Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman


Grandad Mandela by Zazi Ziwaleni and Zindzi Mandela


Milo's Museum by Zetta Elliott 

This story was used as the F2 book of the week recently. You can find different activities to do with your child in the document Home Learning - Week 7 ST. 

One World Together by Catherine and Laurence Anholt