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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! This half term we have spent lots of time writing our name. 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

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.

This term our topic is 'traditional tales' so we have read lots of lovely stories and our teachers have planned exciting activities based on the different books. We have read The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and Little Red Hen.

Traditional Tales

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





Next week - Big Me Action Aid week - see letter in Latest News for more details.