Welcome to Foundation Stage 2!
Hazel and Willow Class
Our Team Highlights of 2021
It's a snail's life
We spent a week looking after two giant African snails.
We learned all about what snails need to stay happy and healthy.
Mrs Brown Mrs Bakes
Hazel Class Teacher Willow Class Teacher
Mrs Acton Miss Bentley Mrs Bratcher
FS Teaching Assistant FS Teaching Assistant FS Teaching Assistant
FS Teaching Assistant
In FS2 we love to experiment and create!
Here we are blowing bubbles into paint which we then used to make a representation of the ocean.
Looking After Living Things
In Summer term, we looked after our own caterpillars!
Our caterpillars turned into chrysalides and then into butterflies! It was fascinating watching their metamorphosis.
Hazel and Willow classes are made up of 4 and 5 year old children, entering their first full time year of school. Although
the children are in separate classes for registration and specific activities, we work together as a holistic unit. Continuous
provision free flows around both rooms and our outdoor area. Our aim in both classes is to provide a happy and engaging
environment which enables our children to develop in the seven areas set out in the EYFS curriculum. Each day we learn
about phonics, maths and literacy through whole class teaching, small group activities and the wider environment.
At Wath Central, our curriculum is underpinned by a variety of concepts that link to the wider world, making an impact in
today's society. Due to the impact of COVID-19, a recovery curriculum will be established at the start of the academic year
and a focus on children driving the learning focus will be prominent throughout school.
Our daily phonics lessons follow the Letters and Sounds Programme. In F2 the children will consolidate their Phase One
phonics, alongside learning the letter sounds of Phase Two. The aim of this phase is to introduce children to the initial
sounds that can be used to build frequently used words, both through reading and writing. Children then move to
additional sounds through Phase Three, increasing their knowledge of word building and sentence development.
Children have the opportunity to make marks, write and draw, both indoors and outdoors. Real life activities are provided
to stimulate their imagination and desire to write for a purpose, alongside developing their gross and fine motor skills.
Our environment provides opportunities for the children to develop their love of reading at a variety of levels. We link our home reading books closely to the children’s phonic skills and learning to embed this knowledge. Children read in small groups with an adult in class to support their phonic application. Each week children have the opportunity to borrow a books of their choosing from the school’s lending library and on our
weekly visits from Wath Community Library.
Children have the opportunity to access maths activities (Number and Shape, Space and Measure) while working
both inside and outside. They have the chance to develop deeper Maths skill and language while accessing familiar
concepts through a variety of activities. Every morning daily number work is rehearsed through relevant questioning
about the class.
Children are able to go outside in all weathers to complete activities and to access the continuous provision. While outside they are able to develop their physical skills, imagination and creativity.
We encourage children to play out in all weather, so please send appropriate clothing.
Please ensure your child’s reading book is available daily in their book bag.
Please ensure PE Kits are in school every day.
Every Friday morning we visit Wath Community Library, all adults are welcome to join us and take part in the session.
Keeping in Contact - At Wath Central, we share our achievements on various platforms. For day-to-day communication, we use ClassDojo where we share what we get up to during the day and communicate with parents about upcoming events. We also use our twitter (@wathcentral) to celebrate recent successes from our year group. Finally, keep checking here for highlights and recent happenings within our classrooms.
Helping at Home - Can you support your child's learning at home? Click here to visit our curriculum pages for tips and advice to support your child with online learning.