Foundation Stage 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Foundation Stage 2
Well done to everyone in Foundation for 2 fantastic weeks at school! We have been learning all about our school and following the daily classroom routines. The children are becoming more independent at completing tasks on thier own and listening carefully on the carpet. Well done to all the children who have already recieved 'Star of the day' award. I am looking forward to finding out who will get 'Star of the day' and 'Star of the week' award next week too!
Please look at the photos of the children exploring our outdoor area during these last few weeks in the gallery below. We have had lots of fun together, sharing resources and taking turns with our friends.
I wanted to share with you we have throughly enjoyed meeting you all this week during our 'Stay and Play' sessions. We can't wait for you to start your 3 full days with us next week so I hope you are all looking forward to it too!
Please scroll down this webpage to view our class Autumn term 1 Newsletter detailing what you child will be learning this half term.
A reminder for FS2. The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3pm. Your entrance (and pick up point at the end of the day) is the school car park gate then you will exit via the side gate once your child has entered through the Foundation Stage building.
What you child will need on their first day of full-time school:
- a coat,
- filled water bottle,
- Pack lunch or pre-ordered a lunch via Dolce (please send a drink to go with the lunch)
- No bags unless your child needs a spare pair of changed clothing (or send a small bag that can fit into their drawer.)
Enjoy your weekend and we will look forward to seeing you on your start day (Monday 7th or Wednesday 9th) next week.
From, Mrs Woolhouse
I hope you are having a great Summer break and are looking forward to starting at Wales Primary School? I know we are really excited to meet you all next week!
Meet the Team
Mrs Woolhouse Miss Morte Mrs Wood Mrs Stewart
Teacher Teaching Assistants
My name is Mrs Woolhouse and I will be your class teacher.
I enjoy gardening, walking, swimming and exploring new places. I enjoy sharing my experiences with my friends and family. I enjoy reading and my favourite children's author is Julia Donaldson. The photo of me below was taken when I was reading one of my favourite stories called 'What the Ladybird Heard.' Have you heard this story before?
Can you recognise and name any of the characters from the Julia Donaldson books below? What is your favourite book and favourite character?
I hope you have had chance to listen to the story I recorded myself reading called 'Bear’s New Friend' it is in the video section below. I am sure you are looking forward to making new friends and seeing your friends too.
We have been busy getting the classroom ready for your arrival. I can’t wait to see you explore and get to know the classroom and school. I hope you are looking forward to seeing your new classroom and friends too.
Watch the 'FS2 learning through play' video below to see our new Year 1 children exploring and learning in the classroom to give you an idea of some of the resources and areas you can choose in the classroom.
We are having a staggered intake in smaller groups for the first 2 weeks to give us all time to get to know each other and the school routines. The first week from Wednesday 2nd September there will be one ‘stay and play’ session with a parent or guardian from 9.30 to 11.30am. The second week you will attend 3 full days (refer back to the details provided in July) when our school day will start at 8.45am and finish at 3pm. Use the entrance at both times of the day through the main school car park and then exit via the side gate each day you are in school.
Remember to return your ‘Starting School’ forms to us on the day you visit next week if you haven’t already. I am looking forward to reading all about your interests and sharing the special pictures you have created for us.
Our first topic this term will be called Superhero Me! We are all have special powers that makes us unique and we will discuss what makes you. I am looking forward to finding out all about you, your family and interests this half term.
Over the next few weeks we would like to share photos of your experiences over the Summer holidays and of your family with the class. If you have any photos you can print or are happy for us to copy and return to you please share with a member of staff. Alternatively you can send a photos of your Summer break or WOW moments you and/or your child is proud they have achieved to our class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Author this term is Sue Hendra. Have you read or got any of her book at home? You could listen with your adult to Sue read some of the books she wrote by clicking on the images of each story below. Which one is your favourite story and why?
Author - Sue Hendra
We are look forward to meeting you all from Wednesday 2nd September next week!
Enjoy the rest of your Summer break!
Resources for Foundation Stage Learning
You are welcome to take a look at some of the recommended resources (files to download section), websites and apps below. We will add to the list throughout the year.
Speech Link - various activiites to encourage talking and listening and support understanding of language
Why and because question prompt cards (see files to download section)
Who, what where, sentence activity (see files to download section - use now as a converstation/ oral sentence builder only)
Phonics Play (start with phase 1 games)
Files to Download
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