Class 2 Foundation
Welcome to HS2
This year the teachers in Class 2 are:
Mrs Hobson and Mrs Savage, supported by Miss Duke.
Mrs Watts (covering on a Monday morning)
Within the Foundation base, our staff also includes:
Miss Claricoates (Monday - Thursday)
Mrs Watts (covering on a Tuesday morning)
Mrs Sudra (Friday)
We also have student placements and parent volunteers at different times.
The Reception children will have PE on a Thursday afternoon. (Nursery: tbd)
The children will need the following NAMED PE kit to be kept in school:
a white t-shirt, a pair of dark coloured shorts and plimsolls.
For health and safety purposes, ALL jewellery should be removed including earrings (or covered up with micropore provided from home), and long hair tied up.
If your child has items that cannot be removed please speak to a member of staff.
Kits will be returned at the end of each half term to be washed and will be expected to be returned on the first day of the following term.
Children are encouraged to bring a clearly labelled bottle containing only WATER, which they will have access to during the day. Please be aware that juice is not permitted as it is not part of our Healthy Schools status and when spilt in the classroom causes unnecessary mess. Juice as part of a child's packed lunch is acceptable.
The children are expected to take their bottle home at the end of each day and bring back the following day, clean and refilled.
Our topic this term is Me and My Family. We will also be looking at a range of books written by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt.
This first half term we will be recapping and consolidating Phase 1 phonics. This will include being able to:
- identify sounds in their environment
- identify instrumental sounds
- use their body to make sounds
- identify rhyming words, e.g. run and sun, sat and cat, and join in with familiar rhymes
- have an understanding of alliteration, e.g. Sam's silly snake said sausages.
- different voice sounds
- oral blending and segmenting (Blending: the sounds c-a-t makes cat; Segmenting: pin is made up of p-i-n)
Each of these areas are essential in preparing children for learning the individual sounds of the alphabet (Phase 2), which we start later in the term.
Important dates for your diary
Mon 2nd Sept: Reception children start. (8.45am - 1.00pm)
Wed 4th Sept: Reception children in full time (8.45am - 3.05pm)
Mon 16th Sept: Nursery children start (Mornings only: 8.45am - 11.45am)
Fri 4th Oct: Inter-house Cross Country
Tues 8th Oct: Individual and Family Photos
Tues 8th Oct: Parents' Evening
Thurs 10th Oct: Parents' Evening
Fri 11th Oct: Break for half term