Foundation Stage 2

We are looking forward to welcoming our children back to Green and Blue Base after the Easter holidays and can’t wait for the exciting things we have planned!

Learning outside is fun and effective and even better when it is warm and the sun is shining. With this in mind, please remember to send your child with a full water bottle every day and a sun hat when it is hot.

We will be basing our learning on the story of The Little Red Hen and Tad by Benji Davies. We will be learning what plants and mini beasts need to grow and we will be learning about why they are important for our environment. We will be finding out about the life cycle of a caterpillars and ladybirds, and watching our own creatures grow.

We will spend at last half of each day outside, where the children will be enjoying our newly upgraded digging and construction areas.

We will also be working towards the children’s transition into Y1; ensuring that the environment is familiar and that they are academically ready.

We will be helping your children learn by following their interests and developing their play, even though this may deviate from our plans. Homework will be sent home every Friday to reflect what the children have been learning in school, and to let you know what your child has been learning in school (we know how many of them come home and claim to have done nothing!).

We really appreciate your voluntary weekly donations to our Foundation Fund, it makes a great difference to the resources and experiences we can provide; thank you for giving when you can.

If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our lovely Blue Base staff, we are always happy to help.

Further information:

Dear Parents,

Below is an information video on how to support your child with Phonics and Reading at home.

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