Class 2 Foundation
Welcome to Class HS2!
Mrs Hobson, Mrs Savage and all the Foundation team are excited to welcome you to Glebelands and to your Reception year. We are looking forward to having lots of fun this year!
We hope that the information below is useful but please don't hesitate to send us a message via Dojo or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Should you need to pass on any urgent information, for example, a change in who is collecting your child, please leave a message with the Office, as Dojo messages and e-mails may not get seen until later in the day.
This year the teachers in Class 2 are:
Mrs Hobson (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Savage (Thursday and Friday)
Mrs O'Brien, covering on a Monday morning, and our Sports Coach, Mr Reed, last hour on a Friday afternoon.
Other staff within the Foundation base:
Mrs Williams (EYFS manager and Class 1 teacher Monday to Wednesday)
Mrs O'Brien (Class 1 teacher, Thursday and Friday)
Miss Elliot (Nursery)
Mrs Holt (Nursery am and Reception pm)
We also have student placements and parent volunteers at different times.
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.
Class 2 children will have PE on a Friday afternoon.
The children will need to come to school on a Friday, wearing the following NAMED PE kit:
a white t-shirt, a pair of dark coloured shorts or jogging bottoms, their school jumper or cardigan and trainers.
They will also need to have a pair of plimsolls in school for lessons taking place in the hall.
For health and safety purposes, ALL jewellery should be removed including earrings (or covered up with micropore tape provided from home), and long hair should be tied up.
If your child has items that cannot be removed please speak to a member of staff.
Phonics and reading
Once the children have settled into school, we will begin to introduce them to whole class phonics sessions. In the mean time, we will be sharing lots of stories, rhymes and poems and we would encourage you to do the same at home.
You can access some useful games to play at https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ We will be working on Phase 1 this half term.
- Write them out on cards and stick them up around the house for your child to read each time they see them
- Have two or more of each word on cards and play snap or pairs
- Look for the words in the stories that you share together
We would encourage regular counting to and from 20. You could also complete a number or shape hunt around your house.
There are also resources on the following website which you may find useful: https://www.topmarks.co.uk under the Early Years section.