Foundation

Stage 2

Class Teachers

L Cooper (Head of Foundation Stage and Class Teacher)
C Holland (Class Teacher)

Support Staff

Our other adults supporting here are: S Wright (EYP), L Hyke (LA), A Brown (LA), E McIlwee (LA).

Autumn Term

In the Autumn Term our topics will be Autumn, Winter, Harvest, All about me and Christmas. These will be explored through the use of Talk for Writing. In Maths we will be focusing on number recognition, number formation, estimating and exploring numbers 1-10.

Spring Term

In Spring our topics will be Spring, Dinosaurs and Traditional stories. These will be explored through the use of Talk for Writing. In Maths we will be focusing on one more and one less, addition, subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes, capacity and length and numbers 1-20.

Summer Term

During the Summer term our topics will be Summer, Farm and Mini beasts. These will be explored through the use of Talk for Writing. In Maths we will be focussing on addition and subtraction, doubles and halving and numbers 1 to 100.

Phonics

Children will be taught using the Sounds Write approach and given the opportunity to apply their skills through our reading scheme and environment. Our aim is for children to have learnt the initial code with a focus on CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) words by the end of the Autumn term. During Spring children revisit the initial code with a focus on VCC,CVCC and CVCC words. During Summer children begin to learn the extended code, for example, two letters together that only produce one sound.

Curriculum

We plan according to children’s stage of development so all children can thrive and develop. We aim for children to be well-rounded individuals, resilient and confident in themselves and with others. We aim to excite and motivate children’s learning through a rich and challenging learning environment by giving them opportunities to explore and take risks through first hand experiences.

As part of our school’s policy for children to have 11 experiences before the age of 11, our two experiences are a trip to a local farm and a dinosaur workshop. We will also be visiting a local library where children will be able to select a book.

Parents

We recognise the importance of parents in our children’s learning and welcome the contributions through observations of their children’s development. We use this information to help our assessments and share information about what their children need to do next in order to develop and thrive. Our parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s learning and development through the use of Tapestry, family fun sessions and parent workshops. We also organise Family Fun time during the week.