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Foundation 2

Welcome to Foundation 2 
Chestnuts & Oaks




Foundation Stage Teachers: Miss Priddle, Mrs Pickup & Miss Lloyd
Teaching Assistants: Miss Lawson & Miss Williams

Meet the Team

Meet the Team  1 Miss Priddle - FS Lead & Chestnuts Teacher (Mon)
Meet the Team  2 Mrs Pickup - Chestnuts Class Teacher (Tues-Fri)
Meet the Team  3 Miss Lloyd - Oaks Class Teacher
Meet the Team  4 Miss Lawson - Teaching Assistant
Meet the Team  5 Miss Williams - Teaching Assistant
Meet the Team  6 Miss Brown - Teaching Assistant Tue-Fri (pm)

Key Information


Reading - Please read with your child 5 times a week and record this in their reading diary. Your child will experience lots of reading opportunities in school, reading individually, in a guided reading group and through shared reading.  Diaries will be collected in every Monday morning and the number of reads counted, which contribute towards different incentives and rewards.

Set Words & Bear Words - Your child will be given a special folder in which they will keep set words and their bear word booklet.  Bear words are the challenging words that can not be blended and need to be learned by sight, set words are mainly words that the children can blend to read, which is a skill the children learn in phonics. Children's set words are checked weekly. If your child has learnt their set words before they are due to be changed, see if they can learn to write the words or start some sentence building.
PE - Will be on a Monday for both Chestnuts and Oaks. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school from the beginning of the school year. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. Children need black shorts, white t shirts and plimsolls.
Water bottles - Please make sure water bottles are clearly labelled with your child's full name. Please only fill your child's bottle with water.
Names in uniform - Please ensure that all of your child's uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled with their full name.


Dates for your diary 2019- 2020

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Friday 30th August - INSET DAY

Monday 2nd September - INSET DAY

Tuesday 3rd September - First day of school

Wednesday 11th September - Meet the Teacher meeting

Thursday 26th September - Supporting at Home workshop

Thursday 3rd October - One Day Wonder (Basford 50)

Friday 4th October - INSET DAY

Tuesday 15th October - Phonics workshop

Friday 18th October - Story Session 2.45pm

Monday 6th January - INSET DAY

Monday 3rd February - One Day Wonder



Thursday 7th May - One Day Wonder (VE Day)

Friday 8th May - BANK HOLIDAY

Week beginning 18th November - OBS Anti bullying week

Week beginning 9th December - Show week

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day / World Maths Day

Wednesday 18th March - INSET DAY



Friday 5th June - One Day Wonder (World Environment Day)

Friday 19th June - INSET DAY

Friday 26th June - Enterprise Day

Friday 24th July - INSET DAY



Topic Overview

Autumn 1 - Ourselves & People who help us Spring 1 - Dinosaurs Summer 1 - Traditional Tales
Autumn 2 - Seasons & Celebrations Spring 2 - Space Summer 2 - Changes

Our topic this half term is Seasons and Celebrations!

We will be looking at the different seasons and how our environment and weather changes throughout the year. We will also be learning about Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas and how different faiths celebrate different celebrations and festivals.

If you celebrate Diwali or Eid we would love for you to come into school and talk about your faith and how you celebrate these festivals with the children. Please speak to the class teacher if you are interested. Thank you!


Wow day, Bonfire making and chocolate apple eatting

There is no such thing as bad weather...

Our visit to Build a Bear!

The Chestnuts and Oaks caught a tram to go to Build a Bear in Nottingham. First we voted for which bear we wanted then we all made a wish and placed a heart inside the bear. We found a school uniform that fitted the bears perfectly. The Chestnuts decided to call their bear Tom and the Oaks called their bear Scoop. Welcome to Old Basford School Tom and Scoop! 

Thank you so much to all the grown-ups who volunteered  and helped to make this visit so special! 

A very exciting Police visit!

This is the Bear! Retold by Chestnuts and Oaks

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During the past 2 weeks Oaks and Chestnuts have been learning the story 'This is the bear'. We made a story map and learn actions helping us remember the story. Here are the videos of us telling the story!

Supporting Your Child with Learning at Home - Parent Workshop

26th September 2019


We were delighted that many parents joined us for our first workshop of the year which was all about how children learn and how you can support their learning at home.  There was a hands on creative activity too, it was great to hear parents laughing and enjoying themselves.  Please check out the photos below.

Teddy Bear Party!

Splish, splash!

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