Foundation 2

Hello and Welcome to F2!

We have 2 classes making up our Foundation 2 Unit and we work very closely together. We are known as the Monkeys Class (class 1) and the Cubs Class (class 2).

Our Teaching Team

Miss Wilman is the teacher in the Monkeys class, she is covering Mrs Smith’s maternity leave. Mrs Litchfield is the teacher in the Cubs class.

Miss Weatherall and Mrs Barton are our full time Teaching Assistants.

Everyday Life in F2

We learn in Foundation 2 in lots of different ways. We work closely with our teachers on focused activities during the week and we have group or class times every single day to learn more in phonics and maths.

 

It is important for us to have time to practise what we have learned; we do this indoors in the classrooms and the conservatory, and also outdoors in our garden and on the climbing equipment in the playground.  We are very lucky to have a new all weather garden with artificial grass and extra cover and shade.

We learn ways to work with each other and to be independent, thinking about what we are doing and finding ways to improve.

Our topics during the year will cover predictable and seasonal themes, as well as including areas of interest and fascination for the children in the classes. A newsletter will be sent home every half term to inform families of what the children will be doing in school.

This half term we have been learning about “Growing”. We have been finding out about how plants, animals and humans grow and change. One of our favourite stories this term has been The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have loved retelling, acting out and writing about the story.

We have also had some caterpillars in our class. One of the caterpillars has eaten lots of food and has spun a cocoon. We can’t wait to see the butterfly that comes out of the cocoon!  

Our school gardener has helped us plant and grow seeds in our Foundation garden. We can’t wait to see and even try some of the vegetables we have grown!

Next half term we will be learning about countries and animals around the world. We are looking forward to reading lots of stories set in different countries and finding out more about different cultures. In Maths we are continuing to practise recording addition and subtraction. In phonics we will be reviewing the sounds we have learnt so far and using them in our reading and writing. We will also be beginning to write stories and longer pieces of writing ready for Year 1.

F2 Information

  •  Every child has a ‘communication folder’ – a small plastic wallet with their name on. They will need to bring their wallet to school every day and put it in the basket. We will put all letters and communication into the wallet so please check it every evening. You can send information to us too by putting a note in the wallet. We go through all the wallets in the morning.
  • The children all have a reading diary and will bring home a ‘library book’ that they have chosen themselves to share with family members at home. We ask parents and carers to write in the diary to begin with and gradually encourage the children to write for themselves as they become more confident over the year. They also have a Reading Book which they should read at home regularly.
  • Children will participate in weekly PE sessions, however at this stage we do not require PE kits.  Children will simply take their shoes and socks off.  We will notify parents when PE kits are needed.

 

Mrs Litchfield, Miss Wilman, Mrs Barton and Miss Weatherall