UFS New Starters

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to Upper Foundation Stage!

All our staff are hard-working mums who appreciate the difficulty of juggling various responsibilities at home alongside bringing up children. We are keen to provide a safe, nurturing and creative environment where your children can flourish and grow into independent young learners, ready for the next stage of their school journey.

Miss Mortimer - Sunshine

I am an experienced class teacher, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and have been fortunate enough to teach in a French primary school. As the subject leader in Dane Royd I am passionate about early language acquisition and promote a love of French in Upper Foundation through songs, games and cultural experiences. I believe that having a young son also gives me an invaluable insight into learning and development in early years. I understand that young children learn best through imaginative, playful, immersive experiences and endeavour to create memorable learning opportunities that will last a life time.

Mrs Ward - Rainbow

Although I am relatively new to teaching I am not short in experience with children. Team Ward consists of a tumbler, a dancer, a learner driver, a GB Triathlete and a chauffeur – the last one is me if you hadn’t already guessed! I spent my early thirties living and working in Australia and late thirties re-training from a business analyst to become the teacher I am today, all the while supported by Dane Royd to fulfil my ambition. I understand the importance of a holistic approach to learning and development in early years and believe that as Science and e-safety lead I offer a breadth of well-designed topics and hands-on experiences that encourage cross curricular learning opportunities and promote the resilience and self-belief needed to succeed in today’s education system. 

Useful Documents
The documents below contain information and activities on how you can support and prepare your children for school:
Long-Term Plan
The document below details the Long-Term plan that will be covered in Upper Foundation this year:

Nursery Timetable:


8.45am - 11.45am  Afternoon  

12.15pm - 3.15pm

Dane Royd Junior & Infant School

A community of lifelong learners, responsible global citizens, and champions of our own success.

Contact Us


  • White Instagram Icon

Dane Royd Junior and Infant School

Stoney Lane

Hall Green WF4 3LZ

© Copyright 2020 by Dane Royd School.

Proudly created with Wix.com