Welcome to our FS2 Page
In FS2 our children have lots of fun, make friends, learn to do many new things and stay with us all day! Our aim is to provide a secure foundation for all children so they are ready for the rest of their journey through school.
Term by Term
Every child is a unique little person! We will support all children to develop a positive sense of identity and become independent learners and critical thinkers. Children will learn a wide range of skills so that they can control their own actions, make choices and always ‘do the right thing’. They will also know what they are good at and what they need to learn next.
In the Autumn Term, we learn about who we are and our families. We read stories by Jill Murphy and have a pretend ‘night in’, just like the Large family in the story ‘A Quiet Night In.’ We go off to the Metro Centre to create our bears that will travel through school with the children and help them to learn so much. The children will try to do ‘Super Duper things’ to earn tokens to spend at the Super Duper shop. They will learn how to save up for things because our shop only opens on a Friday!
During the Spring Term the children will share information about fictional and non-fictional characters from a range of cultures and times in storytelling. They will learn facts about famous people from the past and present and compare their roles in society. Exploration of the natural world around us will continue and they will learn about Winter. The children will find out which animals live in cold climates in different countries around the world. They will become little explorers’ and find out lots of things about forces, magnetism, electricity, light, materials and change. The children will explore, observe, problem solve, predict, think, and make decisions! They will complete a science investigation every day. They will also share non-fiction books, look at photos and videos to extend their knowledge. The children will be busy baking and making decorations for our Easter Café, when our parents, carers and grandparents enjoy delicious cakes and have fun playing games.
During the Summer Term we will feed the very hungry lambs and scrub the dirty pig at Big Sheep Little Cow farm. We’ll hunt for minibeasts in our outdoor area and watch our caterpillars change and become butterflies. We will explore our school and features of Normanby and learn about people, jobs, buildings, and some children will even direct us to their house! Throughout the year we will observe a tree within our school grounds and watch it change through the seasons. We’ll be little gardeners too! The children will decorate their own plant pot and take care of own different plants throughout the year. In July they will take their own sunflower home. We hope they will then use their plant pot to look after their own plants at home.
Positive Effective Partnerships
We believe in strong partnerships between staff, children, parents/carers and the wider community. We have effective relationships with private child-care settings, our school nursing team, speech & language therapists and many other external providers. We provide many opportunities for parents/carers to be involved in their child’s learning at home and at school. We value parents/carers knowledge and understanding about their children and work together to make sure every child reaches their full learning potential. We will listen to parents/carers needs too and offer a variety of support sessions, for example, having a cuppa and chat, workshops linked to areas of learning or ‘drop in sessions’ to discuss anything.
Our children will grow and develop significantly over their time in FS2 and in July our parents and carers will shed tears of pride when they watch their unique little one graduate from FS2!