Welcome to Foundation 2
Chestnuts & Oaks
Foundation Stage Teachers: Miss Priddle, Mrs Pickup & Miss Lloyd
Teaching Assistants: Miss Lawson & Miss Williams
Meet the Team
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
|Spring Term||Summer Term|
Monday 6th January - INSET DAY
Monday 3rd February - One Day Wonder
Thursday 7th May - One Day Wonder (VE Day)
Friday 8th May - BANK HOLIDAY
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
|Autumn 1 - Ourselves & People who help us||Spring 1 - Dinosaurs||Summer 1 - Traditional Tales|
|Autumn 2 - Seasons & Celebrations||Spring 2 - Space||Summer 2 - Changes|
Foundation Stage Reading Rewards
Out of our cohort of 60 children the following have achieved their reading awards...
Den & Hot Chocolate
Overviews & Curriculum
Dinosaur egg hunt!
Dug the dinosaur has laid two eggs at our school. He has left us clues to try and find where he has hidden them. We followed the clues to find the eggs. We then wrote messages to tell people not to touch the egg as they are very fragile.
The children have been set a challenge to make a safe, warm nest to keep the egg in so it will hatch.
I wonder what type of dinosaur is going to hatch from our egg?
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!
End of Topic Showcase - 16th December 2019
It was lovely to have parents join us at the end of the school day to take a look at all the wonderful creative homework linked to our current topic. Please check out the gallery below.
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!
This is the Bear! Retold by Chestnuts and Oaks
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.