In Foundation 2 we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where the children learn through play and short teaching sessions. During the day they will have the opportunity to experience learning through a range of activities across all of the different areas of the curriculum.
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Please ensure children bring their reading books and reading diaries in to school with them daily to ensure we can read with them and issue a new book. We aim to change these weekly, however we can change them more of you wish. Please try and read with your child at least 3 times a week and put a note in their reading diary.
If you would like to come in and help us with our reading, please let the class teacher know.
All Foundation 2 children have PE on a Monday afternoon. Children should bring their PE kit and keep it on their pegs for the week.
Clothing for all weather!
We play outside every day and encourage all the children to come out. Please make sure they have a waterproof coat with them every day. Suitable footwear for wet weather will also be needed – wellies can be brought into Reception to change into and hung on your child’s peg.
Please check that all items of your child’s clothing are labelled with their name including jumpers, cardigans, shoes, wellies and coats. We appreciate how expensive clothing can be to replace and want to help your child to be able to look after their belongings during the school day.
When the weather gets hotter, please ensure children come to school with sun cream, already applied, and wearing a hat.
Things you can do at home
We have daily phonics sessions, when your child is developing their reading skills, and learning new sounds through fun games and activities. Reading any stories at home, talking about what might happen next, or about what your child can see in the pictures will help them to develop skills for reading. Most importantly however these activities will encourage a love for reading!
Counting and number recognition is also really important. Drawing your child’s attention to numbers in your home or those that you see while you are out and about will help them begin to recognise and name numbers. A big focus for the Reception children this term to use the words, “more’ and “less” as this will go towards helping them achieve their Early Learning Goals of saying numbers more and less than numbers to 20.
There are lots of exciting apps and online games that your child could use to support their learning at home. Please check our ‘Latest News’ page for up to date websites.