Foundation Stage 2C

Proud Penguins

Class Teacher: Miss Coker

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cooke and Miss Brunyee

*Please see our class Dojo page for daily updates on lesson content. Below is an overview of things that will be taught, but there may be a variation in objectives covered, due to the implications of virtual, rather than face-to-face teaching. We are hoping to return to school on Monday 8th March, but this will be dependent on government guidance. We will update you with any information you need nearer the time.

Hello and welcome to Foundation Stage,

In Foundation, we want all children to succeed and be happy and safe both inside and outside of the classroom. Learning starts as soon as children walk through the door. We open up at 8.45am and parents and carers drop off their children on the school yard. The children are then taken to their classroom and take part in a short morning task, including name writing, letter formation, reading, number challenges and craft activities.

Just before 9.00a.m, children are called to the carpet for the register and exciting activities begin!


Our school day
Our day will consist of a literacy focus in the morning, basing our writing around a story ,relating to our topics below. We will  be teaching phonics everyday using the Read Write Inc scheme and 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, sh, ck, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk,
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 
When we feel your child is confident with their sounds in each set, we will encourage them to sound and blend words which will help them to read and write.  We will provide a keyring with the sound cards on so you can practice sounds with your child at home- saying, reading and writing the sounds.
Furthermore, when your child is comfortable with all or majority of their sounds, we will start to give your child spellings- high frequency words, which are words children will use often in their writing and usually they cannot be spelled out. We will give these spellings on a Thursday or Friday each week and will test the children the following Thursday or Friday (this will usually happen after the first half term). 
In an afternoon, we will teach a numeracy focus, which we also try to relate to the theme or topic of the week.
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.  We are following the Cornerstones topics. This year, our topics include:

Autumn 1 -‘All about Ourselves, Houses and Homes, Scarecrows and Traditional tales and Stories with Familiar Settings.’

Autumn 2 – Do cows drink milk?- Autumn walks, Farms and Farm Animals, Celebrations and Festivals, Hanukkah, Christmas

Spring 1 –  Will you read me a story?- Chinese New Year, Arctic animals and Fantasy Worlds including Princess and Dragons!

Spring 2 – Do zebras have stripes? Pancake day, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, Handa’s Surprise, African Safari,  Tiger who came to tea  and Easter.

Summer 1 – What can you see in the summer?  Life-cycles and Habitats, Growth, Minibeasts, Sunflowers,  Jasper’s Beanstalk and the Enormous Turnip.

Summer 2 – ‘Are we nearly there yet? Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…’ (including Journeys, Transport and Pirates!). 


PE will be every Monday morning so your child will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit:
– black jogging bottoms/ a pair of comfortable  shorts can be worn for the warmer months (not denim or restrictive material)
– a white t-shirt
– black tracksuit  jacket /jumper for outdoor PE
– trainers for outdoor use / pumps for indoor use
Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school shoes so your child can leave their pumps on their peg. 
Children have access to our Foundation  outdoor area which is provided with  sports equipment  (balls, hoops, skipping ropes, bats and balls etc) as well as bikes the children can ride. We follow the National Curriculum  for PE where  the main key skills taught are:
-movement/ dance
-ball skills leading into ball games
-following instructions
as well as sports day activities and running.