Bounty Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK13 0BQ

01908 312244

New Bradwell School

Inspiring the learner in you

Foundation 1


For many children, Foundation 1 is a child’s first time away from home and their first taste of school.

In F1 we endeavour to instil a love of school in children, at an early age, by creating an exciting and nurturing environment, rich with varied resources and learning opportunities.

We support children across seven key areas of learning, which are - PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development), Communication and Language, Physical Development, Maths, Literacy, Understanding the World and EAD (Expressive Art and Design).

We use a document called Development Matters to help us think about what the children need to learn, in each of these areas.

Our curriculum overview for the year is split into three broad themes, which are…

Autumn Term - This is Me!

Spring Term - All Around 

Summer Term - What a Wonderful World 

We will be taking part in regular outdoor learning sessions, music, dance and yoga too.

We use a range of information to influence and inform our planning such as the needs and interests of the children, things happening in the world around us and the Early Years curriculum.

Parents can support their child’s learning at home, by sharing books and stories with your children, asking questions and talking, talking, talking!

Please also encourage your child to be independent in their self-care skills, for example putting on their own coat and shoes, nose wiping, eating, tidying up and toileting.

Please ensure you have activated your Tapestry accounts, so that you can keep up to date with what your child is doing in school.

Parents are welcome to add to their child’s learning journal by sharing photos of activities you are doing at home, family events and special occasions.

We have created a list of the 50 experiences we would like the children to have during the year, which can be found below.

As you can see there are lots of exciting things to look forward to!

1.  Splash in a puddle

2.  Make and fly a kite

3.  Play in the snow

4.  Make a snow angel

5.  Build a snowman

6.  Visit the church

7.  Make mud pies

8.  Pick some flowers

9.  Climb a tree

10. Roll down a hill

11. Dig for worms

12. Plant a seed

13. Make a cake

14. Go pond dipping

15. Ride on public transport

16. Visit a train station/ride on a train

17. Listen to a story in a new place

18. Compose a piece of music

19. Go on a nature walk

20. Have a celebration/party

21. Go to the theatre

22. Handle a live animal

23. Go on a journey

24. Make a potion

25. Investigate how things work

26. Grow/prepare/eat

27. Go to the park

28. Dance in the rain

29. Wiggle toes in the sand

30. Make a sandwich and eat it

31. Have a picnic

32. Learn to skip

33. Make messy footprints

34. Learn some words in a different language

35. Use some sign language and use it

36. Get dirty

37. Learn a new dance

38. Explore the taste of an unfamiliar thing

39. Talk/play to older members of the community

40. Take part in a race

41. Take a walk around the local area

42. Explore the school and grounds

43. Go on a treasure hunt

44. Kick the leaves

45. Pop to the shops

46. Toast marshmallows on an open fire

47. Write and send letters to another school/nursery

48. Post a letter in the post box

49. Invite the bigger children in to play

50. Litter pick