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Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Foundation!


Teachers: Mrs Callicott and Mrs Stinchcomb

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ieronymakis (Mrs I), Mrs Burgess, Miss Hick and Miss Smith (apprentice)


Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Outtram


Thank you for your support with show and tell this term. Here are the dates for the next round of show and tell linked to your child's observation group. They are allowed to bring something to share on that Friday only. We strongly recommend that you save your child's show and tell date in your phone.


Strawberry group - Friday 21st April
Orange group - Friday 28th April
Pineapple group - Friday 5th May
Kiwi group - Friday 12th May
Blueberry group - Friday 19th May
Grape group - Friday 26th May

Summer Term One
Our over-arching statement for the Autumn Term Two will be:

Roots, Shoots & Muddy Boots!


Over this half term, we aim to explore main question…

Bees sting so why do we need them?


Using some carefully selected well-known stories, the children will explore their ‘uniqueness’ while developing an appreciation for other people. We know that children are more likely to engage with their learning if presented with meaningful contexts and a keen interest in the subject matter. Therefore, staff remain open on the path we take to explore new concepts and skills.

Our overarching topic is called "roots, shoots and muddy boots" and our enquiry question is "bees sting so why do we need them?"

In this topic we will be exploring:
-Insects (including bees)
-Planting and growing

If you have any books/resources/contacts to support Foundation with this learning please do let us know.

We will also be going on a school trip on Tuesday 16th May. The children do not know yet and we want to surprise them! More information to follow.

As usual, we will continue our observation cycle and show and tell will still happen on a Friday.

Please also take the opportunity over Easter to check all your child's clothes are named.

Thank you for your continued support and as always please ask if you need anything from us!


Key Information

PE takes place on a Friday. If your child has their ears pierced please ensure earrings are removed in the morning before school.




Don't forget book bags are needed EVERY DAY.


If your child wants the opportunity to become the 'Reading Champion', please record any books you look at together in their yellow reading record. 


People continue to use Tapestry as it is an excellent platform for sharing learning from home and in Foundation.


Staff are always willing to discuss ways in which you can help your child at home. Feel free to ask if you are in need of some inspiration or ideas about a certain area of learning!



Sharing a Book

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Articulation of Phonemes

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