All of our classrooms are bright and spacious, providing the ideal environment for both learning and child-initiated activities. Throughout the week, the children are supported by the class teacher and teaching assistants. Foundation 2 has three classes and the teachers are Miss Stretton, Miss Fielder and Miss Makepeace. We also have Mrs Burgess based in the year group. The teaching assistants in Foundation 2 are Mrs Walker, Mrs White and Miss Smith. 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.
Reading is something we love to do and we really hope you can share this experience with your child. This year, your child will be taking home 2 books: a decodable phonics book and a reading for pleasure book. It is vital that all the books are brought to school every day. We aim to read with your child as much as possible and wil record their progress in their Home School Diary. We ask you to listen to your child read the decodable phonics book at least 4 times a week and write a note in their diary to let the teacher know how they got on.
In Foundation 2, P.E takes place every Tuesday and Thursday. We ask that P.E. kits are brought into school on a Monday ready for the week. Children will need the following: Black shorts/joggers, white t-shirt and black plimsolls/trainers. P.E is thirsty work so we also recommend that your child keeps a labelled water bottle in school so they can access this at anytime.
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. However, this doesn’t mean that we see all of their learning experiences as these will also happen at home. To make sure we have a 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 on our classroom display for children to share their acheivements.
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 members of staff.