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.  Dance in the rain

3.  Make and fly a kite

4.  Make a junk model

5.  Play circle/ring games

6.  Take a walk around the local area

7.  Visit the church

8.  Go to the park

9.  Make mud pies

10. Get dirty

11. Make messy footprints

12. Pick some flowers

13. Climb a tree

14. Roll down a hill

15. Dig for worms

16. Plant a seed

17. Grow/prepare/eat

18. Make a sandwich

19. Have a picnic

20. Explore the taste of an unfamiliar thing

21. Make a cake

22. Take part in a performance

23. Learn a new dance

24. Explore the sounds of different musical instruments

25. Learn a new song


26. Take part in the RSPB Birdwatch

26. Take part in the RSPB Birdwatch

27. Go on a nature walk

28. Kick the leaves

29. Listen to a story in a new place

30. Wiggle toes in the sand

31. Learn to skip

32. Learn some words in a different language

33. Use some sign language

34. Talk to/play with older members of the community

35. Invite the bigger children in to play

36. Take part in a race

37. Make shadow puppets

38. Go on a treasure hunt

39. Explore the school and grounds

40. Litter pick

41. Have a celebration/party

42. Go to the theatre

43. Handle a live animal

44. Observe a life cycle

45. Make a potion

46. Make a den

47. Pop to the shops

48. Toast a marshmallow on an open fire

49. Write a letter to another school/nursery

50. Post a letter in the post box