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Foundation 2

Foundation 2

Welcome to Foundation 2 2021-2022 

Chestnuts (Class 1)

 Oaks (Class 2)


Foundation Stage Teachers: Mrs Sawford & Miss Lloyd
Teaching Assistants: Miss Lawson & Miss Williams

Care Assistant: Mrs Meller

Meet the Team

Weekly Round Up (Friday 14th January)


Big Book- Aliens Love Underpants

We have been enjoying our new Big Book 'Aliens Love Underpants'. Look at our super story maps! See if you can retell the story at home.

Chestnuts Story Map

Happy New Year!

Alien Alert!

What an exciting start to the new term! The Chestnuts and Oak classes had an unexpected visitor who left us quite a mess! The children have been sharing great ideas and enjoying investigating and exploring what could have happened!


It turns out we have been visited by an alien named Zog! He even left us a video message. He left each class a present which was the book we will start our new 'Space' topic with. The book is 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We can't wait to get started on this in our big book sessions! We hope you enjoy our photos below!


Space Knowledge Organiser - What we are learning this half term

Weekly Round Up (Friday 17th December)


Big Book Stories!

Please click on the links below to find the story maps for our versions of our big book 'The Acorn'. We hope the children can use them to perform their story to friends and family over the break. We love to see your videos coming in on Tapestry- keep them coming!

Christmas Party!

It was wonderful to see the children enjoy the Christmas party so much. They danced, played games and iced their own festive biscuits to enjoy with their friends at the end.

Merry Christmas everyone!


F2 Weekly Round Up- Friday 10th December


Christmas Jumper Day!

Excitement is Building!

At the time of writing, we are very excited about all the fun activities planned for our final week of the Autumn term. Please keep checking your emails and texts from school in case of any changes.

Here are the key dates...

***CANCELLED- Monday 13th at 2.50pm- BookTrust Bonanza- CANCELLED***

Come and collect your free book, see inside the classroom and read together.


Tuesday 14th (pm)

F2 Christmas Party


Wednesday 15th at 9.00am

F2 Achievement Assembly- main hall


Thursday 16th (pm)- F2 Panto

Cinderella online pantomime

F2 Weekly Round Up (Friday 26th November)


Big Book-The Acorn

We have been working hard on our story telling this week. We hope you will enjoy our retellings of 'The Acorn' below. We are looking forward to innovating the story with our own ideas next week!

Big Book- The Acorn (Chestnuts)

Big Book-The Acorn (Oaks)

F2 Weekly Round Up (Friday 19th November)


Big Book


This week we have started a new story in our Big Book sessions called 'The Acorn'. We have enjoyed learning the story, creating actions and making our class story maps.

You can see these below.

Happy Diwali!

This week we have been learning all about the festival of Diwali. We have enjoyed lots of activities.

Here is a snap shot of our food tasting and Diva making!

F2 Weekly Round Up (Friday 5th November)



Seasons and Celebrations

We have had a great week starting our new topic. We have learned all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot and talked about how we celebrate each year. All the children can talk about how to keep safe around bonfires and fireworks. The highlight of the week was definitely making chocolate apples!

F2 Weekly Round Up (Friday 15th October)




People Who Help Us

This week our very own Mr Davie came to visit us in class and tell us about his many different jobs as our school Site Manager. We were shocked how many keys he had on his key ring!


F2 Weekly Round Up

Please follow the link for a round up of our activities this week and other useful information.




F2 Parent Workshop- Phonics

Our Phonics workshop will be on Thursday 11th November from 5.00pm-5.45pm in the school hall.

Please save the date!


The PANTS Rules

This week we have talked about the PANTS rules and how to keep ourselves safe.

We enjoyed the 'Pantosaurus' song which will help us to remember the rules!

The Pantosaurus Song! | #TalkPANTS | NSPCC

Big Book

Our Big Book Story Telling- 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

Doctor Visit

This week we put our questions to two doctors who came to visit us. It was great to find out about being a doctor and have a go with some of the special equipment they use.

Police Visit

Today we were very lucky to have a Police Officer and a PCSO from Nottinghamshire Police Force come to visit. They talked to us about their jobs, showed us their uniform and kit, brought dressing up and showed us the police car. We received special police notebooks, pencils, bookmarks and stickers to take home! A wonderful time was had by all as you can see in the photos below!

People Who Help Us...

Today the fire service came to visit. We had a fantastic time learning what to do if there was a fire. We had a chance to look at what firefighters wear to protect them and we had a look around the fire engine. We even got to squirt water from the hose!


Thank you to the firefighters from Stockhill Fire Station for such an exciting visit full of learning!


Meet the Teachers

Thursday 16th September



We look forward to welcoming you to our meet the teacher event where you can meet our Early Years Team. There will be a short presentation to give you more information now the children are settled in and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you. 

Settling in...

We have been having a great time meeting our new friends and exploring our new learning environment! We are excited about the year ahead!

We can't wait to meet you!

We hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to sharing your new adventure with you!