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


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.



Spring 1

This half term our learning is based around Dinosaurs, the Chinese New Year and Space. 

So far we have explored a dinosaur museum, saved baby dinosaurs from their ice eggs and had a T-rex invade our outdoor area! The children have been so engaged with this topic and we hope they have come home telling you all the exciting things we have been doing. I have attached the video and a few pictures below. 

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.

Thank you to everyone that attended our helping your child to succeed meeting this week. We hope this was beneficial to you all. Please find the PowerPoint slides we used below. 

helping your child to succeed

Autumn 2

This half term our learning is all based around celebrations. We will look at Diwali, Bonfire night, Birthdays and Christmas. We're looking forward to having a fabulous time celebrating with the children. 

Autumn 1

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

Please look out for a Tapestry letter in your child's book bag. This will tell you who your child's key worker is. Please fill the relevant information in so we can set you up an account to view and add to your child's online learning journey. 



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.