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Abbey Gates Primary School

Learning Together & Making a Difference



Hello and welcome to F1!


We are so pleased you chose Abbey Gates for your child's nursery experience. We are very excited to get to know everyone and start making memories. We know that starting a new setting can be difficult for some children (and a little bit scary for parents too!) but please be assured that we will do everything we can to make your child's transition as smooth as possible; supporting you and your child every step of the way.


Our Foundation Stage unit is made up of children in F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception). We are very lucky to have a large, shared environment that includes 2 indoor and 2 outdoor areas that are open and accessed throughout the day during "busy time".


In Foundation 1, we learn through a variety of ways; adult directed sessions, child initiated learning and play. We have daily focus sessions for phonics, literacy and maths, explore the outdoors regularly and through our trekking activities, learn about music, art, geography, history, science, RE and much more! Our continuous provision ensures children can access all areas at all times, moving freely between the indoors and outdoors. During ‘busy time’ staff spend time engaging in quality interactions, observations and small group guided activities such as art, number, mark making and baking.


We are looking forward to sharing our fantastic learning with you! We use Tapestry to communicate and share your child's experiences in school and at home.


Please pop in if you have any questions.



Miss Moss, Miss Kingswood, Mrs O'Hanlon & Mrs Sweeting

(Foundation 1 Team)