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Hello and welcome to Foundation 2! smiley


Our lovely class is made up of 33 children, 2 teachers (Miss Walter and Mrs Jeffery) and 2 teaching assistants (Miss Alyson and Mrs Smith). We also have Mrs D joining us on a Wednesday afternoon to help while our teachers are out of the classroom doing PPA (planning, progress and assessment).


We are all so excited about being at school and we love to learn! During the first half term we spent lots of time writing our name and we sign in every morning by finding our stone and then writing our name on the 'sign-in' sheet. Our writing is improving so much already!

Self registration

Self registration 1
Self registration 2

This term our topic is 'traditional tales'


Half term 1

Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red Hen, Autumn Week


Half term 2

Bonfire night, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Noah's Ark, Gingerbread Man, Winter, Christmas activities!

Autumn Term 2!

We can't believe it's already our second half term in Reception! smiley

This half term we will be learning about Fireworks/ Bonfire Night, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, Noah's Ark, The Gingerbread man and lots more (as well as doing lots of Christmas activities and practising for our Christmas show!)

The Gingerbread Man

This half term in PE we are doing Gymnastics!

So far we have learned gymnastics shapes and have started to create our own sequences.

3 Billy Goats Gruff

Our Firework week

We enjoyed a fantastic firework themed week! All of our activities were linked to Bonfire night and we had lots of fun learning about The Gunpowder plot, painting beautiful pictures and collecting sticks from the woods for a pretend Bonfire.


We also made our own rockets at home, decorated them, filled them with sweets and then another child paid a pound to buy a rocket of their choice. The completed rockets looked absolutely amazing and children loved choosing one to buy. This also raised some money so that the teachers can buy some lovely new things for our classroom.

Our amazing rockets

Our amazing rockets 1
Our amazing rockets 2
Our amazing rockets 3

Autumn Term 1!


Our first half term in Reception! We have done lots of learning about traditional tales, Autumn, Harvest and lots lots more.

For 'Big Me' we came dressed up as what we wanted to be when we grow up. We had lots of different aspirations including; nurses, doctors, chefs, teachers and superheroes!!! 

We have also had a visit from Tesco where Rose came and talked to us about Harvest. This linked with our learning about the Little Red Hen. We learned a little bit about where our food comes from, we played with bread dough, made our own jam sandwiches and tasted some different foods that some of us had not tired before.

Harvest visit from Tesco

In the final week of this first half term, Foundation 2 have really enjoyed having an 'autumn week'. We've been on an autumn walk and found lots of autumn things like conkers and leaves. We've learned about hibernation, talked about festivals that are celebrated in this season and we have also been singing autumn songs!

In phonics we have learned lots of new sounds and we have also started doing lots of maths, reading and writing. In Foundation 2 we love to learn through play so we have been building relationships with other children in the class and exploring with the toys and activities that are available. We are independent so we can choose what we would like to play with and it is our responsibility to tidy away after we have finished!

Our amazing maths learning

This half term we have been so lucky to meet Benji who is a reading dog and he comes to visit every Thursday afternoon. He sits in our reading corner and listens to children read. The children (and Benji!) really enjoy it.

Nina and Benji our reading dog

Nina and Benji our reading dog 1





Thank you to everyone who helped make our Christmas Fair an occasion to enjoy and remember. What a fantastic team effort! Photos to view in latest news. Looking forward to the Xmas concerts w/c 11.12.17