Welcome to our Foundation 2 page, here you will learn about what we have been up to!
Our Foundation 2 children really have begun their academic journey with a flying start. Our first topic ‘Hands and feet’ was enjoyed by all and provided lots of opportunities to get to know each other! We have just started a new topic about bears and the children have thought of questions they would like to investigate.
During the busy week in Foundation children will engage in differentiated writing, handwriting, maths and phonics groups. This ensures sessions are specifically planned to meet the learning needs of your child, considering their strengths and next steps. These sessions are delivered in a hands on, multi-sensory way, which motivates and inspires children to learn. Children have loved our circle time sessions, where they get the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences making them feel important and valued. This session also emphasises the importance of good listening. Meditation happens every day after lunch to calm the children and teach them about the importance of quiet times. I hope they have told you all about it!
To celebrate children making the right choices and following our school rules, you may hear your children talk about Pupil Points and the Integrity Award. The Integrity Award is given to one pupil a week in each class for having an outstanding week! Parents are notified by a letter and is celebrated in our class assembly. Pupil Points are given out for many reasons, such as; attendance, trying hard, being a kind friend, making good choices and tidying up. These points can be exchanged for items in our School Shop located in the Studio.
Please, please, please if you can support your child in any way we urge you to support and encourage your child to read at home every day. It can be as short as 5 minutes but please be assured that your work will be vital to your child; helping them to develop a real love and respect for reading that will carry them through their everlasting learning journey. It is crucial that you record every read in their reading diary as this allows us to track their achievement in line with our whole school ‘Reading Olympics’. Children receive stickers or certificates for:
Bronze 15 reads
Silver 25 reads
Gold 40 reads
Ruby 70 reads
Diamond 100 reads
This half term our reading reward party is on Thursday 20th October.
This half term our P.E sessions are on a Monday morning. We do however always try our best to fit in extra physical activities such as outside.
Teddy Bears Picnic- Tuesday 4th October. Please bring a labelled bear and we will provide the picnic!
Reading Reward Party- Thursday 20th October. You will receive an invitation if you have read 25 times before the final reading count on Tuesday 18th.
Harvest Festival- Friday 21st October 2:30pm
Halloween dress up day- Monday 31st October
Parents Evening Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th November 3:30-6:30pm
Christmas Market- Friday 9th December 2-4pm
Christmas Performances- Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December
There are lots of new faces and new staff to familiarise ourselves with so here is a quick reminder of who some of these people are. Although these are the main people that you will see or speak to in F2, please feel free to speak to any of the staff in the unit.