Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to FS2!

Proud Penguins

FS2C with Miss Coker, Mrs Baxter and Mrs Holloway

Tiny Turtles

FS2H with Mrs Hemming and Miss Brunyee

Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage 2,

We hope you all had a fabulous Summer and are ready for all what we have instore for you throughout this next year.

In Foundation, we want all children to succeed and be happy and safe both inside and outside of the classroom.

Please view the following document to for information on what to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage:


Our school day
The school gate on the lower playground opens at 8.40am. Children should be dropped off to line up with their class teacher and will be taken round to their classroom at 8:45am. 
Free Flow Play and Maths adult-led activities 
Snack Time
Story time (Favourite Five)
Lunch Time 11:45-12:30pm
Literacy / understanding of the world / expressive arts and design
Home Time

Gentle Reminders 

  • Please check dojo regularly to keep updated with the latest news and information about FS2C, FS2H and the wider school community.
  • Messages sent to teachers on class dojo should only be non-urgent. Any urgent messages should be telephoned to the school office. 
  • Ensure we have up to date contact details for each family member so we can keep in touch, contact someone in an emergency and share important messages via school text. Please contact the school office to share any changes.
  • Children should bring a water bottle to school everyday. There are water dispensers in school to refill them if necessary. 
  • Book bags need to be brought to school everyday. Book bags should contain a reading diary and reading book. Books are precious, please do not transport water bottles in book bags to limit any damages!
  • Please can all items of clothing be labelled with your child’s name.
Class Themes and Topics

In Foundation Stage, all learners experience a broad, balanced and varied curriculum, which is relevant to their stage of development. Thoughtfully planned, child-centered topics change from half term to half term, and are used as a vehicle to teach the whole EYFS curriculum. This year, our topics include:

Autumn 1 – Marvelous Me

Autumn 2 – Farms and Celebrations

Spring 1 –  Dinosaur, ROAR!

Spring 2 – Down in the Jungle

Summer 1 – The Pirates are Coming!

Summer 2 – ‘Are we nearly there yet?’

The following link shows how we will teach each area of the early years curriculum through our topics:


Phonics-Early Reading
We teach phonics everyday using the Read Write Inc scheme created by Ruth Miskin. In phonics lessons, children are taught to read letters by their sound and write letters using a phrase. We have a very helpful soft toy called Fred the Frog who supports our phonics lessons. Fred the Frog talks in sounds, and chilren have to repeat the sounds he says and blend them together to reveal a word e.g. d-o-g = dog!
By the end of the reception year, children are expected to know all single letter sounds and at least 10 ‘special friend’ sounds (two letters that make one sound e.g. ‘ch’). The sounds are taught in the following order:
Set 1-m, a, s, d, t, i, n, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, r, j, v, y, w, z, x, sh, th, ch, qu, ng, nk, ck.
Set 2- ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo (u), ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy 
Set 3- ea, oi, a_e, i_e ,o_e ,u_e, aw, are, ur, er, ow, ai, oa, ew, ire, ear, ure, tion, tious/cious 
Children begin their phonics journey as a whole class, and are constantly assessed to ensure they are retaining their sound knowledge. Children are grouped into smaller groups based on their phonic ability across FS2, towards the end of the first half term. We provide 1:1 tutoring sessions in an afternoon to those who we feel need extra practise to keep up, to ensure no one is left behind on their reading journey. There is a page in your child’s home reading diary that displays all set 1, 2 and 3 phonics sounds to practice reading and writing the sounds at home. 
PE lessons will begin on the week beginning 25.9.2023.
Children should arrive at school in their school uniform and bring sensible clothes and footwear for exercising to change into. Please ensure all items are labelled with your child’s name. Children will change back into their uniform after their PE lesson.  
PE Days:
FS2C- Monday