Hello and welcome to the Explorers Unit at our school! 

We have two bases called Giraffe and Zebra Base and a great outdoor space. We can use all of these areas throughout the day. This really helps us with our learning, as we get to explore a range of activities that are based around our interests. We visit the wooded area at the top of our field regularly to engage in forest school activities. We also do lots of outdoor learning in our outside area under the canopy and have access to water, sand, small world and role play.

The grown-ups work in all of the areas which is great because it means that we get to spend time with all of them and there is always someone to help us.

The Foundation Stage teachers are Miss Blackburn (Zebra Base) Mrs Warren and Ms Fletcher (Giraffe Base) 

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bettesworth and Mrs Laraway. 

We take part in PE on a Tuesday and Friday and we wear our PE kit to school on those days.

We have lots of different things that we need to learn about.

We learn phonics to help us to become amazing readers and writers using the Read, Write Inc. Program. You will learn more about this during our online workshop sessions.  When we learn mathematics skills we have lots of fun exploring different objects, investigating shape, space, and measure, learning new vocabulary and finding ways to record.

Our teachers will run an online workshop to help parents and carers to understand the way we learn. 

We all have fun together learning through play based activities and become confident and resilient learners

Topic Plans




Ready to learn Workshop September 2020

Phonics Workshop October 2020

Welcome New Explorers Class! Please take a look at the videos below.

New starter presentation

A welcome message from Mrs Harris

Meet Miss Blackburn – Zebra Base Teacher

Meet Mrs Warren – Giraffe Base Teacher

Meet Mrs Fletcher – Giraffe Base Teacher

Meet Mrs Bettesworth – Teaching Assistant

Meet Mrs Larraway – Teaching Assistant

Tour of Zebra Base

Tour of Giraffe Base

Miss Blackburn reads The Lion Inside

Miss Blackburn reads Cake

Ms Fletcher reads Calm Down Boris

Ms Fletcher reads Kipper’s Birthday

Mrs Warren reads A Squash and a Squeeze

Mrs Warren reads Bringing Down The Moon

Mrs Harris reads Superworm

Mrs Harris reads Rainbow Fish