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Welcome to Foundation 2

The staff working in the classroom are Miss Silverwood and Miss Lumb (Class teachers), Miss Walker (trainee teacher), Miss Fisher (LSA), Mrs Smart (LSA, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons), Miss Leadbeater and Miss Aspinall, (apprentices). The children have been placed into two register groups; Miss Silverwood's Superstars and Miss Lumb's Lucky learners. These register groups will be used for group work and when we have to report to parents at parents' evenings, end of year reports and completing children's learning journeys. Please take a look at which group your child is in. The information will be displayed on the Foundation 2 notice board in the cloakroom.


In Foundation 2, the children will take part in daily literacy, maths and phonics sessions. During the  phonics sessions, children will learn the sounds and names of letters in the alphabet. Then, the children will learn how to read and write simple words. We would appreciate any support you could give to your child regarding the learning of these letters.

Autumn 1

As the children settle into their new class, our topic to begin with this half term is 'All about me'. During this half term, we will be finding out lots of information about your child including their likes and dislikes as this will help to inform our planning linked to the children's interest. One of our main topics this half term will be based around Peppa Pig. During our observations, we have noted that a lot of the children are interested in Peppa pig and from this the staff have planned a three week topic based around pigs. During the first week of our pig topic we will be planning Peppa Pig a birthday party, sending invitations, cards and pictures to Peppa, as well as making sandwiches, cakes and decorating the classroom for Peppa's Birthday. During the second week of our pig topic the children will be finding out facts and information about pigs and then we will be moving onto the story of the 'Three Little Pigs'. Our final topic of the first half term will be focussed around Halloween, where children will be taking part in fun maths and literacy activities related to this topic. Please keep checking the website for pictures of the activities children have been taking part in during their first half term in Foundation 2.





Look at the fantastic activities we had the chance to take part in whilst preparing for Peppa Pig's party. We had lots of fun with Peppa Pig.

Singing happy birthday to Peppa Pig.

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The day the piglets came to visit F2!

Autumn 2

During our first three weeks after the half term holidays, we will be basing our topic on the story of Cinderella. M and M productions will be visiting our school to act out the story of Cinderella and we have a lot of fun activities planned for the children. In the first three weeks of the half term, the children will be planning Cinderella and Prince Charming's wedding. We will be designing a wedding cake, writing name cards, wedding invitations and making wedding favours. On Friday the 24th of November the children will be going down to St Pauls Church to watch Cinderella and Prince Charming marry one another, with the help of Father Craig. After the wedding ceremony the children will be coming back to school to enjoy a wedding breakfast in the dining hall, followed by a wedding disco in the classroom after dinner time. Photos of the wedding preparations and the wedding day will be posted as the children take part in the activities. Please keep visiting the website to see the exciting and fun learning the children have been involved in this half term.


Class Targets for this half term;

  • Our class target is to look after the classroom environment and become independent learners.
  • At home we would like your child to practise; writing their first and surname and to begin to form numbers and letters correctly. We would also like your child to practise saying number names in order as well as recognising numbers in the local environment. The teachers have also sent home a word and picture reading activity for your child to practise. For this activity please can you support your child to sound out the letters to read the word and then find the picture the word relates to.


Our Phonics Learning

During the first half term (Autumn 1), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;

Week 3 - 's' and 'a'

Week 4 - 't' and 'p'

Week 5 - 'i', 'n' and 'm'

Week 6 - 'd', 'g', 'o' and 'c'

Week 7 - 'e' and 'k'

Week 8 - 'ck', 'u', 'r' and 'b'


During the second half term (Autumn 2), the sounds we have been learning in phonics are;

Week 1 - 'h'

Week 2 - 'f', 'ff' and 'l'.


Please click on the link below to see how we sound out letters during our phonics sessions and the songs we use to remember the sounds.



Parent Information

  • Baking and food tasting activities are an important part of children's learning. Therefore we would appreciate a weekly contribution of £1 towards the cost of these activities.


  • The children will be taking part in lots of fun outdoor learning, please make sure that your child brings a coat to school everyday so they can participate in outdoor activities.


  • Your child has been given a book bag labelled with their name. It is important that your child brings their book bag to school everyday.


  • Please make sure that your child's jumpers, cardigans and coats are name labelled to make sure they can be returned if misplaced.

Important Dates

  • Monday 6th of November - Inset Day.
  • Tuesday 7th of November - School Opens, children back to school.
  • Tuesday the 14th of November and Wednesday the 15th of November - Parents Evening.
  • Friday the 17th of November - Children in Need Day. Children to come to school wearing a spotty item of clothing.
  • Friday the 22nd of December - Inset Day.
  • Monday the 25th of December to Friday the 5th of January 2018 - Christmas Holidays.