Welcome Gomersal Primary School

Oxford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4PX

01274 879313



Welcome to Foundation Stage


Meet the Team...........

Mrs L Drew - Foundation Stage Leader    

Mrs J Jenkins - Teacher

Mrs L Berry - Teacher 

Mrs E McCallum - Nursery Nurse

Ms Capewell - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jarratt - Teaching Assistant (mornings)

Miss Kitchen - Teaching Assistant (afternoons)


There is always someone to talk to at the gate - at the beginning and end of the school day - we are here to help.

Initially, children enter their Reception Year on a part time basis. This allows practitioners time to build relationships and establish routines.

We look forward to working with you and your child and to build upon their earlier experiences, knowledge and skills.

"Children are born ready, able and eager to learn"

and we would like to nurture these natural instincts.



Autumn 2

This half term we are learning about celebrations; we will be covering Bonfire night, Diwali, Birthdays and Christmas! 

Please remember to upload a picture of a family celebration onto Tapestry for us to discuss. Thank you.


Autumn 1

Hello and welcome everyone! We are very excited to meet and get to know you.

This first half term we will focus on settling the children in, getting to know them and developing their learning around their interests.

Here are a few pictures of what the classroom may look like...

 This half term we have been learning all about ourselves, settling in and making new friends. We have drawn ourselves and our family. We focussed on learning numbers 1-3 . We have looked at Picasso. We have done transient art based on the story 'Leaf Man'. This children have settled in superbly and we've had some great fun! 

Websites and Apps to try at home

Please find below our Maths Mastery parent booklet. We hope it gives you a deeper insight into how we are teaching your child mathematics and hopefully gives you some ideas of how you can help at home. As always, any questions don't hesitate to ask.




What are SCRAPSHEDS and why do we use them?

Scrapsheds are containers which are filled with recycled materials and equipment suitable for outdoor creative play. Plastics, large reels, huge tubes, pipes, large boxes, old tyres, material, tarpaulin, den building and much more all suitable for outdoor play


The ultimate aim of the The Scrapshed is to provide our children with a creative alternative to directed games. Children lead

the play and need little or no intervention from adults. The Scrapshed actively encourages children to take risks in order to explore limits, venture into new experiences and develop their capacities, from a young age and from the earliest play experiences. It is also intended that children can take their indoor learning experiences into imaginative play outdoors.