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 different books and authors, from Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? to Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.
Whilst reading the Little Red Hen, the children had a go at making bread. They then wrote their own list of ingredients and a recipe.
The children performed the story Dear Zoo to their families and friends. All of the children retold the story, as well as showing their super art work and singing some songs.
We have spent a lot of time outdoors exploring and using our imaginations, whilst working on our strength, confidence and coordination.
Next half term we will be learning about People Who Help Us, including different occupations such as the emergency services, construction workers, drivers and dentists. In Maths we will be working on the ‘teen numbers’. In phonics we will be using our phonics knowledge to read and write sentences.
- 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 Smith, Mrs Litchfield, Mrs Barton and Miss Weatherall