Lower Foundation

Welcome to Lower Foundation

Open Events Autumn Term 2023

We would love to welcome you to meet our staff and have a look around our Foundation Stage Unit so you can see for yourself the wonderful provision we have on offer. Our open events are on the following dates/times:

Wednesday 11th October: 5pm

Tuesday 17th October: 10am

Tuesday 14th November: 2pm 

We welcome anyone who has children who would be starting in either Lower or Upper Foundation in 2024. We would love to meet your children too so please bring them along. Please ring the office to let us know you are coming. We look forward to meeting you. Mrs Sholi. EYFS Lead.

New Starter/Lower Foundation Parent Information

All our New Starters to LF receive two stay and play sessions where the children can play in our unit with their parent/carer to familiarise them with our setting. They will also receive a home visit and parents are invited to join us for a welcome meeting. We have 3 starting points in the year for LF children; September, January and April. Children can join us the term after they turn 3 and can access either 15/30 hours.

Potty Training Information Leaflet – Click to download


Lower Foundation Welcome Booklet

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Parent/Carer Information

In Lower Foundation we use Seesaw as our virtual classroom. Please click here for a link to the site. If you have any difficulty logging on please e-mail the office at admin@middlestown.accordmat.org and we will generate a new login code.

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How you can help your child at home…

There are lots of ways you can help you child develop skills at home:

  • Play games that involve taking turns.
  • Painting and drawing, encouraging your child to be creative and give meaning to any marks that they make.
  • Constantly talking to your child and listening to their answers is a really important activity and builds language skills and social skills.
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes and songs that have repetition in them as these will help them to remember new words.
  • Telling or reading stories and poems to your child is an important part of developing an interest in reading. This should be an enjoyable experience for yourself and your child.
  • You should aim to share a story for a short period (e.g. 10 minutes at least) every day. When reading a story,  encourage your child to talk about the pictures and identify characters. Let your child hold the book and turn the pages as you read the story. Ask them to predict what might happen next.
  • Spend time outdoors running, jumping and climbing this all helps to develop good gross motor skills.
  • Complete jigsaws, spending time colouring , threading beads and using playdough; all of these will help develop fine motor skills.
  • Encourage your chid to independently use the toilet.
  • Teach your child how to put on and take off their own coat and do up the zip.
  • Practise sharing toys with other children/family members.

Half Termly Curriculum Overviews

Harvest Festival Celebrations!

Foundation came together to celebrate the Harvest Festival!

Check out their singing!

Shadow Exploration in Foundation

Foundation loved exploring shadows!

They carefully traced the outlines of the animals and then coloured them in; fantastic concentration!

EYFS Rainbow Day

Thank you so much to all the parents and staff for their support with our annual EYFS Rainbow Day fundraiser!

We raised an outstanding £1097.10 through the event, bun sale and raffle, which will hugely benefit the children within the unit.


Pancake Making

Foundation learned all about Shrove Tuesday and made pancakes before Lent!

They enjoyed making and flipping the pancakes before tasting them with different toppings.


Police Visit

Foundation recently enjoyed a visit from the local police force, with PC Firth talking about his job and how he helps people in the community!

Thank you to West Yorkshire Police for visiting us and inspiring our children!

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Visit!

Foundation had a visit from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service!

We want our children to understand the role of significant professions within our local community and have authentic experiences that bring their learning to life.

They asked insightful questions and loved the visit!

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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