“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Early Years

Hello and welcome to the Foundation Stage at Parkfield Community School. Our teaching team consists of Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Williams, Mrs Greatorex and Miss Yafai. We also have a dedicated team of teaching assistants that include Miss Ahktar, Mrs Iqbal, Mrs Samad and Miss Ahmed.

In Reception and Nursery, the children have the opportunity to learn through play as well as through directed teaching sessions. In Nursery the children follow key topics throughout the year. In Reception the themes covered are directed by the children. During the year, the children have the opportunity to experience visitors into school as well as trips outside of school.

Visitors include Clever Chimps Story Telling and The Animal Man.

Trips include Ash End Children's Farm for Nursery and Twycross Zoo for Reception.

This week we had a visit from Laura the animal lady who brought a selection of animals into school for us to learn about, touch and hold. We really enjoyed the sessions and everyone was really brave.

On Friday the children in Reception took part in a morning that celebrated 50 years since the first moon landing. During the morning the children took part in a selection of DT activities with a space theme.

In Reception this week we have been learning about Easter. As part of our work we have created chocolate Easter nests, Easter gingerbread biscuits and we also took part in an Easter bonnet parade.

The children had a great day on Thursday because it was completely devoted to the Cbeebies characters Number blocks. The children visited 'Numberland' and took part in a range of activities that had a Number block theme. These included investigating what Number block characters can go together to make 10, printing the characters using cubes, investigating ways to transform Octoblock into different shapes and they even created large scale 3d models of each of the characters.

In Reception we celebrated World Book day by dressing up as story and Nursery rhyme characters. We also took part in a range of story and rhyme themed activities.

The children in Reception visited the Young Engineer's Academy and used the Lego construction kits called Wedo. They had to create a robot from the Lego and then use the iPads to programme the robots to move, make sounds and change colour.


This week the children in Reception and Nursery have had the opportunity to work with a professional artist called Sally Harper. The children created 3d structures using paper mulch which was made by mixing and squashing small bits of paper with water and glue.