We are very excited about this school year. All of our classrooms are bright and spacious, providing the ideal environment for both learning and play (see the photos below). The children are supported by the class teacher and teaching assistants throughout the week. The teaching assistants in Foundation 2 are, Mrs Iveson and Miss Chessor. The daily routine involves a wide curriculum of free choice activities with some structured learning. This balances academic and creative tasks, both indoor and outdoor.
The topic this half term is ‘Superheroes and People Who Help Us’ During this topic we will be learning all about the emergency services, what they do, how they help and how they are real life superheroes. These themes will link to a story and support our free choice activities around the room and outdoors. Some of the books we will be looking at this half term are: Eliot Midnight Superhero, Supertato and Superworm. We will be putting a note in the children’s diary each week to inform you of which story they will be learning about. If you see anything that supports our topic whilst you are out and about we would love the children to share this with us.
Reading is something we love to do and we really hope you can share this experience with your child. We ask you to listen to your child read at least 4 times a week and write a note in their diary to let the teacher know how they got on.
As we are always busy in school, extra help is much appreciated. If you are interested in coming in to school to help with the children’s learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
In Foundation, P.E is done every week. It is very important that each child brings their own P.E kit (shorts, t-shirt and plimsoles) and keeps this in school each half term. Please ensure each piece of your child’s clothing is clearly named. This means any missing pieces can be easily returned to its owner. PE and learning is thirsty work so we also recommend sending a named water bottle in with your child too.
We promote independence in the Foundation Stage, including the children entering the classroom on their own, putting on their own coats, going to the toilet unaided, getting changed for P.E and accessing activities independently. Any support with encouraging the children’s independence is very helpful.
We spend a lot of time with the children. But, this doesn’t mean that we see all of their learning experiences, as these will also happen at home. To make sure we have record of these achievements, each classroom has a wallet containing ‘WOW moment’ cards for you to write down what your child has done. These achievements can be anything such as: learning to ride a bike, writing their name or helping out at home. These moments will then go into their learning journey as a record for their learning.
We are a friendly, caring team and if you ever have any queries about your child’s education please talk to any of the F2 staff.