Foundation Stage 2

Hello everybody and welcome to Wheeler!

We are so excited to welcome the children back to Green and Blue Base after the Easter holidays. The sun is shining and we have lots of exciting things planned!

During the Summer term our learning will be focused around two topics. The first half term is ‘Let’s Grow!’, where we will be exploring plants and minibeasts. We will be learning about what they need to grow and why they are important. Please see the newsletter at the bottom of this page for more information. Our topic for the second half term is called ‘Big and Small’ and we will be learning about animals. We will be thinking about pets and farm animals, native animals, nocturnal animals and animals from around the world.

Learning outside is fun and effective and is often your child’s favourite part of the day. However, at this time of year we often get wet and dirty – please send your child to school with spare clothes to keep in a bag on their peg. Please make sure they come to school with a water bottle and a sun hat, and please apply sun cream to their skin before they come to school. We aim to spend around half of each day outside.

Please ensure your child brings their book bag to school every day and remember to check it regularly for any letters or newsletters that may have been sent home.

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!).

The children will be developing their understanding of number, learning how to write simple words and sentences and learning letter sounds through Phonics sessions to help them read.

We really appreciate your voluntary weekly £1 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 and Green Base staff, we are always happy to help.

Mrs Day and Mrs Wellington

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