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

Mrs Smith is the teacher in the Monkeys class and 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 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 ourselves, including the importance of healthy lifestyles and keeping safe.  We have also been looking at the Autumnal changes in our environment.

Collecting leaves for our leaf rubbing in class

We have spent a lot of time outdoors exploring and using our imaginations, whilst working on our strength, confidence and coordination.

Exploring colour and magnets

Imaginative play

Next half term we will be learning about Festivals and celebrations. The children will be involved in a variety of activities and explore the festivals and celebrations of Bonfire Night, Birthdays (Pop the mouse is going to be 5!) Diwali and of course Christmas! This is a busy half term as the children will also be practising for the nativity play which they will perform to parents in December.

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. When they bring home their reading book, this will be recorded too.
  • 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.

We are really looking forward to the new school year.

 

Mrs Smith, Mrs Litchfield, Mrs Barton and Miss Weatherall