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Welcome to Foundation Stage 2!

Hazel and Willow Class

Our Team                                                                                       Highlights of 2021 so far...
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Mrs J Bakes EYFS Leader & F2 Teacher.web
Autumn Walks

We became explorers!

 

We went for a walk around our school grounds and observed all the seasonal changes. We had lots of fun collecting leaves and exploring the Wilderness Area.

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     Mrs Bakes                                              Mrs Brown                                                                                                          

Willow Class Teacher                            Hazel Class Teacher

     EYFS Lead

             

 

     

           

 

    Miss Bentley                                        Mrs Bratcher                                                             

FS Teaching Assistant                            FS Teaching Assistant

                              Ms Harkot                                                                                        

                         FS Teaching Assistant 

NUmberblock Day

In FS2 we love maths!

 

We dressed up as our favourite numberblock and spent a fun maths filled day exploring numbers and doing lots of counting.

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Pumpkin week

Pumpkin week was fantastic fun! Our big question using our Enquiry Lens was 'What is Inside?' We predicted and explored pumpkins before cutting them open to explore further and we finished by making pumpkin soup to apply our knowledge.

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Our Learning                                                                      
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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.

Phonics

Our daily phonics lessons follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 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 initialsounds that can be used to build frequently used words, both through reading and writing. Children then move to

additional sounds through Phase Three and Phase 4, increasing their knowledge of word building and sentence development.

 

Writing

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.

 

Reading

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 through the support from

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. Children read in small groups with an adult in class to support their phonic

application. Each week children take home a gold star book to support a love of reading for pleasure and they are 

assigned an ebook using the Little Wandle online library which is closely matched to the child's phonic ability.

Maths

Children have the opportunity to access maths activities 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.

 

Outdoors

​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.

 

Important Information

  • 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 your child attends school wearing PE Kit on a Friday.

  • 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.

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