Foundation (FS2)

    Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 (FS2); the team is made up of Miss Sidebottom, Miss Gaskin, Mrs. Griggs, Miss King, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Anwar, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Ferne and Miss Elson.

    We have 60 children split into two classes for registration and P.E. For the rest of the time we mix together in our large inside space made up of three rooms and our amazing outside area which is accessed through doors in the classroom. The children learn through a ‘free flow’, play based curriculum with a range of child initiated and adult-led activities taking place both inside and out.

    By focusing on the three prime areas of learning we can ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, building their capacity to learn, form relationships with both adults and peers and thrive in a caring, fun and happy environment.

    Every week, the children are encouraged to complete six challenges to create their own rainbow! These are activities to promote independent skills and to ensure that the children are accessing all areas of continuous provision that is on offer.

    The children have an on-line Tapestry Learning Journal which is used to record photos, observations and comments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.  It is a wonderful way for parents to keep informed about their child’s learning instantly through email notifications.

    Parents can add their own observations so we can gain an insight into their child’s interests and achievements outside of school, which can provoke some lovely discussions.

    FS2 Team

    Home Learning

    Please click on the letter below (sent home March 2020) to find suggestions about how FS2 children can learn at home. Any further documents from FS2 Teachers about Home Learning will be uploaded here as soon as they're available. The resources refered to in the learning grids are all in the table below.

    FS2 Home Learning Letter   March 2020  

    Letter from Miss Gaskin   07.04.20

    Letter from Miss Sidebottom   07.04.20

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 3 & 4   

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 5 & 6

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 7

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 8

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 9

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 10

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 11

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 12

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 13

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 14

    FS2 Home Learning - Week 15


    For future reference

    Week 15

    All About Me Writing Animal Rhymes Text Ask Some Questions
    Chuck the Coins Design a Superhero Mask Handprint Superhero Crafts
    Hands Behind Your Back Matching Game Super Me
    Superhero City Picture Craft Superhero Cuff Crafts Superhero Jet Pack Craft
    Superhero Missing Numbers Superhero Stick Puppets Throw to Ten

    Week 14

    Animal Races Beautiful Boats Resources Biking Poem
    Racing Car Resources Scooters Text Superhero Order
    Track the Order Trains Resources Where Would You Scoot If You Could

    Week 13

    Copy My Pattern How Can They Help Magical Grid Patterns
    Red, Yellow, Blue Rescue Dog Song Superheroes All Sorts

    Week 12

    10s Number Cards A Rocking Horse Image Boris and Sid are Bad Book
    Cuppa Tea Hunt the Tea Numbers I Spy Count to 20 Checklist
    Measuring with Cubes My Family Race to £2
    Unicorn Estimation (PowerPoint) Unicorn Footprint Art Unicorn I Spy Sheet
    What are they Saying    

    Week 11

    Difference Collection Dinosaur Facts Dinosaur Facts Template
    Owls and Dinosaurs Text Same Difference Towering Differences

    Week 10

    Advice for Goldilocks Chinese Dragon Mask Chinese New Year Story (PowerPoint)
    Count the Sides Dragon Book List Dragons in the City Story
    Goldilocks Story Knights and Dragons Unite - Rhyming Activity (PowerPoint) Knights and Dragons Unite Story
    Make a Shape Shapey Trail Game Sheild Template
    We Are All Different Discussion Cards We Are All Different PowerPoint  

    Week 9

    Emoji Keyrings Five's a Winner My Perfect Pet
    Party Invitation Perfect Pet - Lift up Flap Shopping List
    Teddy's Lists Three Lists Track the Can

    Week 8


    Week 7

    Week 6


    Week 5




    Home Learning Challenges

    If you are looking for interesting ways to support your child at home, the information below will give you plenty of ideas.
    Please take photographs and/or add observations to Tapestry.

    Please click on the titles to download information

    Maths - 2D Shapes
    Maths - 3D Shapes
    Maths - Add and Subtract
    Maths - Describing Everyday Objects
    Maths - Describing Size
    Maths - Estimation  
    Maths - Numbers to 10
    Maths - Numbers to 20
    Maths - Position
    Maths - Recognising Numbers
    Maths Solving Problems - Doubling
    Maths Solving Problems - Halving
    Maths Solving Problems - Sharing
    Maths - Time
    Phonics - Phase 2
    Phonics - Phase 3
    Phonics - Phase 4

    For more resources and activities, please head to the Home Learning page of our website:



    FS2 Upcoming Trips & Activities

    Tues 14th July 2020 FS2 Parent Pop-In 3.40pm - Classroom - CANCELLED

    For further information, please click on the above links to download letters.


    To pay for a trip or activity using the PMX Parentmail system, please click the logo below:


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