Welcome to Reception FS2!
So here it is the time has come,
To leave the little ones, that you love.
Please don't worry we will be here,
To show we care and wipe away the tears.
We will teach them lots and help them grow,
They will come home and show you what they know.
I know it's hard but don't be sad,
It really won't be that bad...
Because now you can leave your trust in me,
And go and enjoy a nice hot cup of tea!
The Foundation Stage Team
Mrs Appleby/Mrs Gould Class Teacher
Miss White LSA
Miss Saghir Class Teacher
Mrs Jones LSP
Miss Supple Class Teacher
Mrs Shaheen/ Miss Andrews LSP
Thursday 19th September - Meet the Teacher Event
Tuesday 8th October - Parents Evening
Wednesday 9th October - Parents Evening
Friday 11th October - EYFS Reading Workshop
Tuesday 22nd October - FS2 Harvest Inspire Let's Do It Day
Friday 25th October - EYFS Smarty Arts
Saturday 26th October - Sunday 3rd November - Half Term
Monday 4th November - Back to School
Thursday 21st November - FS2 Open Day 10:00/1:30
Wednesday 27th November - Achievement Day
Thursday 5th December - FS2 Christmas Trip
Tuesday 10th December - Christmas Performance
Wednesday 11th December - FS2 Christmas Trip
Thursday 12th December - FS2 Christmas Trip
Friday 13th December - FS2 Christmas Trip
Friday 13th December - FOA Christmas Fayre
Monday 16th December - FOA Tea with Santa
Friday 20th December - Break Up
Come and meet the EYFS team with our short 'Chatterpix' videos.
Your child receives homework sheets covering the letters/sounds taught that week. We are impressed with the support that you give to your child at home so please keep it up, you make a difference.
Every child now has reading books to take home. Please write in the diary once a week to give feedback on how your child enjoyed their books, in order for their book to be changed. Blue book bags are ideal to transport reading books and letters to and from home but please do not carry water bottles in these book bags as they sometimes leak. Any damages to reading books will be charged to parents. This includes writing on pages or ripped/torn pages, so please be mindful of younger siblings when sharing books at home.
Books will be changed on the days below:
RA - Wednesday
RGA - Thursday
RS - Friday
We have started to hear children read at school each week during 'Guided Reading' sessions. Teachers will keep records of progress on each child at school. A comment will also be made once a week in your child's reading diary if they have it available at school - please keep it in their reading bag.
RS - Wednesday
RA - Thursday
RGA - Wednesday
P.E kits are kept in school and sent home at the end of each half term for parents to wash. Please make sure that they are brought back to school on the first Monday back and check that all items are still clearly labelled with your child's name!
Forest Schools in the Foundation Stage
At Abbey our Reception (FS2) children experience Forest Schools as part of their curriculum. We are fortunate to have an area of land behind our Reception unit, which we have developed into a great outside learning space. Forest school, is not what the name suggests, it is not a school in a forest. Rather it is the application of a certain set of principles and way of working with people in an outdoor area. It is the ethos established by the practitioners and the use of the guiding principles which create a ‘forest school’.
The principles of forest schools are:
Whilst we will teach various tool skills such as; using mallets, cutting tools, using saws and fire lighting, it is the behaviours and attitudes that are developed through the learning process which we believe are the most important. Children are given the opportunity to working collaboratively as a team, make choices, become a leader, communicate with others, practise fine and gross motor skills and most important and perhaps the most important of all, we have fun and make memories! A text will be sent out to parents informing them of the dates their child is taking part in forest school.
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