Upper Foundation

Welcome to Upper Foundation

Open Events Autumn 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.

General Information

Welcome to the Upper Foundation page. This page will be used to shared useful information as well as share the achievements and learning that takes place in the classroom.

You can find more information about our Early Years Unit here.

What is happening and when?

  • PE is on a Friday – children can come to school in their PE kits on this day.
  • Reading folders should be in school everyday.
  • Handwriting homework will be sent home every Friday and should please be returned by the following Thursday.
  • Word walls and reading books should be practised at home a minimum of 3 times a week, ideally daily as the children begin their reading journey.
  • Any home learning activities will be on seesaw.

If you have any queries, please contact admin@middlestown.accordmat.org or foundation@middlestown.accordmat.org. You can also directly message us on SeeSaw and we will respond to messages within working hours.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Ashcroft and the EYFS Team

Virtual Classroom

In EYFS, we use SeeSaw as our virtual classroom. We use this app to share learning, send out messages and hopefully keep you informed about all that we are learning. This app allows you to be able to share home learning and achievements with us in school so that school and home can work together to provide the best start to your child’s educational journey. Please ensure that you are logged on to this and check it regularly. If you require a new login please email admin@middlestown.accordmat.org


Our Learning in Upper Foundation

EYFS Long Term Overview

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.


Winter Welly Walk

Upper Foundation had a wonderful ‘welly walk’ around our school grounds, looking for signs of winter!

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!

EYFS Love to Read

At Middlestown, we strive to develop a love of reading from the moment the children start school. Our curriculum is planned around engaging and high quality texts. Here are some of the texts which we use throughout the year.










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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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