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Foundation 2

 Welcome to Foundation 2


Welcome to classes 1 and 2. Our team consists of Miss Sheppard (class 1 teacher), Miss Gill (class 1 TA), Mrs Sellers and Mrs Burton (class 2 teachers) and Mrs Offord (class 2 TA). We love learning through play and spend our days being busy, active and often messy in our indoor and outdoor learning areas. Learning is planned around stories, chosen to engage and excite the children. Please check our website and our Purple Mash noticeboard regularly to see the fun we have been having!

Goose Fair Day

Week beginning 21.9.20


The children in classes 1 and 2 have had a wonderful day at our Goose Fair. They have enjoyed lots of activities in our Early Year Garden, including splat the teacher, the haunted house, knock the apple, make the frog jump and a fair treasure hunt. The children were excited to participate in a virtual roller coaster ride (we had lots of screaming). Then to finish off the day we had mushy peas (Mrs Sellers really enjoyed the mushy peas) and popcorn. A great day had by all! We also learned a 'Fairground Poem' this week - see it here!


Looking forward to lots more fun next week!


Week beginning 14.9.20


The weather has been really kind to us this week, so the children have had lots of time in the outdoor Early Years Garden exploring. They have been digging for buried treasure (we are getting quite a collection of pebbles) and have been using the binoculars to observe the changes to our trees and finding leaves. We have also been very busy in the classroom, cutting along lines and drawing lines and shapes using different media.


We have had lots of fun with retelling the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' using actions. Class 2 have finished making their axolotl for their display and class 1 have finished making their turtle. We hope you like the finished products.


Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.

The Foundation Team


Settling In 

Week beginning 7.9.20


The children in classes 1 and 2 have had another fabulous week. They have been so brave with being in school all day. They have had lots of fun making new friends and have done extremely well with the routines of the day. This week we have introduced phonics and the children have learnt the phonemes 's' 'a' 't' and 'p' and have enjoyed learning the Jolly Phonics songs to accompany the sounds. In maths, the children have learnt the days of the week song and have clapped the amount of syllables there are in each day. We are so delighted with how well the children have settled.


We are looking forward to another fantastic week next week!

The Foundation Team

 A Great Start To Starting School!

Week beginning 1.9.20


We have had a great start to the new school year. The children have been absolutely amazing. They have shown how brave they can be by giving their parents a kiss at the door and coming into school completely independently (well done parents).


They have been thrilled to see old friends and have already started to make new ones too. The half days have been helpful in enabling the children to get to know the school environment and the adults that work with them. The children have had lots of fun exploring and the adults have enjoyed getting to know your child better. 


Many thanks to you all for supporting the children with everything they need for their school day. On Thursdays, the children will be doing PE in the afternoon. Please send them to school in their PE kits that day; tracksuit with a t-shirt underneath and trainers. The children will do PE outside where possible. Also, just a quick reminder they need their book bags in school everyday, a water bottle filled with just water (no squash or flavoured water), a coat as we will be going outside everyday and please label all clothing with your child's name.


Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to lots more fun next week.