Foundation 2

Classes

Teachers

Mrs Radford

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Forman, Mrs Coupe, Mrs Rafferty

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Welcome to foundation 2

Learning environment

The Foundation 2 classrooms are bright and spacious. It is an ideal environment for children to explore and learn through purposeful play and focussed group activities. The children are supported to take part in a wide range of learning experiences by the teachers and teaching assistants throughout the week. The daily timetable involves children choosing activities and directing their own learning with the addition of focussed group activities specifically planned to develop each child’s individual development. Structured lessons including phonics, mathematics and composition are also delivered everyday.

Free-flow time is a central part of the daily timetable where children can direct their learning and choose play activities that express their own interests and experiences.

Session Times

Morning Session 8:40am - 11:45am
Afternoon Session 12.30pm - 3:10pm

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Working together

In Foundation 2, your child’s teacher will work closely with you to support learning at home. You can significantly support your child’s development through your engagement in meaningful activities that encourage your child’s thinking and talking.

Based on evidence, the home learning activities that have the biggest impact are:

Communication and Language

Talking, playing and socialising with your child is the best way you can help them in their development. There are lots of basic communication and language skills involved which children need to help them get ready for school.

Our Speech and Language specialist, Mrs Coupe, can provide guidance and support to parents that is specific to communication, speech, listening and attention

Yellow Home School Diary

Your child has a yellow diary; this provides a link between home and school. To help your child share home news, events and learning, please note these in your child’s diary so we can support your child to create a discussion with us. Please make note in the diary of any stories you read to your child, or the stories you share together.

Reading

It is very important that children look at books at home and we ask you to share a story with your child every night.

The children will bring home a fully decodable phonics book each week which is matched to the sounds that they know. This book will be changed weekly. Each week the children will also choose a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book that interests or excites them. This is a book for you to read and share with your child. In addition to this, in class we have a daily session where we share a text as a class.

Reminders

We remind parents to label all items of their child’s clothing, especially jumpers and cardigans so that we can avoid lost clothing.

If you pack your child a drink for the session, we only accept bottles of water. Any fizzy drinks will be stored away from the provision until the end of the session. We only offer water or milk.

For Health and Safety reasons, we do not allow the children to wear jewellery in school apart from earring studs or small objects of religious significance. No jewellery is allowed to be worn during physical activity due to safety reasons.