Welcome to Foundation Stage 2!
Hazel and Willow Class
Our Team Highlights of 2021 so far...
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.
Mrs Bakes Mrs Brown
Willow Class Teacher Hazel Class Teacher
Miss Bentley Mrs Bratcher
FS Teaching Assistant FS Teaching Assistant
FS Teaching Assistant
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.