Welcome to Foundation Stage
Our aim in Foundation Stage is to ensure that the children are offered an environment to grow and explore which is nurturing, constructive and friendly. Our Foundation Stage encourages all learners to seek, challenge and make mistakes. We aim to prepare the children for their journey through school by equipping them with academic knowledge as well as practical skills to enable them to succeed. In Foundation Stage we encourage children to be kind, to be independent and to try their best. Our aim is for children to learn through play, to be inquisitive about the world around them and to grow to be competent and resilient learners.
Meet Our Team
Mrs H Pitt- EYFS & KS1 Team Leader
I have been a teacher since 2006 after completing a PGCE at Reading University. I have always wanted to be a teacher from a very young age and love inspiring children in their learning and watching them grow. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and going to football matches to cheer on my favourite team. I also have quite a fascination with sharks!
Mrs L Davies- Nursery Teacher
I have been a teacher since 2013 after studying Primary Education for 3 years at Oxford Brookes. I became a teacher because I wanted to give children the experience of a fabulous teacher, the same as I had when I was a child. I want to give children the love and support they need to enjoy school and thrive in their learning. The curiosity of a child’s mind and the way in which they problem solve and questions is phenomenal to watch and see grow and develop. Their journey is a privilege to be a part of.
Mrs S Belcher- Reception Teacher
Being part of a child’s learning journey and watching their curiosity and confidence flourish is a huge privilege. It reminds me how lucky I am to have one of the best jobs in the world! I completed my primary teaching degree in 2008 and I have worked at Manor Primary School for over 10 years. I am a Maths specialist teacher and also lead Design and Technology across the school. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family, travelling and exploring new places. I also love taking on new challenges such as skydiving, white water rafting and skiing.
Miss K Beasley- Early Years Practitioner
I have worked with children for 15 years, I gained my NVQ level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education whilst doing a modern apprenticeship in 2006. I started working at Manor in 2009 as an Early Years Practitioner based in Foundation Stage. My favourite part of the job is seeing how much the children change and progress throughout the year and that no 2 days are ever the same! In my spare time, I ferry my boys to football training and matches (I’m the loudest and proudest parent on the sideline).
Miss K Sturgess- Early Years Practitioner
I have been at Manor Primary for 27 years working within all key stages. I began my journey as a mum volunteering and then progressed in my career as a qualified Teaching Assistant, later developing to an Early Years Practitioner. Whilst volunteering I realised that every child is an individual in their own right and that this means the learning journey they take enables them to flourish. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of their learning journey.
Miss H Syrad- SEN Teaching Assistant
Come and look at the fantastic learning we have been doing in Foundation Stage!