St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

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Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 254833

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

  Welcome to Foundation Stage 2 at St Gregory's Catholic Academy

Saint Clare of Assisi -Sunshine Class

 Class Teacher - Mrs Pickard  Sunshine Class

 Senior Early Years Practitioner - Mrs Nixon   Sunshine Class

St Francis of Assisi  -  Rainbow Class

Class Teacher - Miss Pollard   Rainbow Class

Early Years Practitioner- Miss Regan Rainbow Class

    St Clare of Assisi                                                                   St Francis of Assisi

        Feast Day: 11th August                                                     Feast day: 4th October 



We like to learn in Foundation Stage Two 

 We learn in the following areas:

Religious Education


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Literacy - Reading/Writing/Phonics


Understanding The World

Expressive Arts and Design

Throughout the curriculum areas the children are encouraged to play and explore, solve problems, be creative and think critically. 

Children are active in their learning and are given opportunities to take risks and develop resilience. 


Please see our curriculum map below.  This will inform you about your child's learning this term.

This term our learning will be around the following topics and books.

In the autumn term we will be learning about the special time of Creation, People Who Care For Us & Advent.

Bear Stories 

Peace at Last 

Kipper's Birthday 



Handa's Surprise/ Oliver's Fruit Salad

Autumn Festival - Francis the Firefly 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

The Three Little Pigs

The Smartest Giant in Town 

The Gruffalo


The Jolly Postman/ Gift of Christmas 

Home Learning 

Homework is given every Friday on a Tapestry MEMO. Please upload your child’s homework onto tapestry by Wednesday each week. Don’t forget to upload photographs of your children having WOW moments at home e.g. riding a bike without stabilisers. Please continue to read with your child at home and sign their diary at least three times a week.

Tapestry Memo's are sent weekly with information regarding learning in the classroom, important notices and any upcoming events. If you have trouble accessing your tapestry account please inform your child's teacher who will be happy to support you with this.

In the interest of health and safety, no jewellery is permitted in the Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery (FS1) and Reception – Sunshine’s and Rainbows (FS2). This includes earrings, thela and religious necklaces.


   Our FS2 Classrooms -

Learning At Home 


In order to access free eBooks to read at home follow the link below, click on Oxford Owl for home  and register as a parent:

Oxford Owl free eBooks 


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If your child has Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) go to the Information tab and click on SEND Information.

Health and Wellbeing

Children are encouraged to eat healthily. Milk, water, fresh friut and vegetables are available for the children to access throughout the day on the snack table.



Useful Resources and Links

For lots of free activities and information on Communication and Language please see information on Stoke Speaks Out

 For free Phonics Games  see

For free Phonics resources see  

If you are looking for a new challenge or something to do during the school holidays then take a look at 100 Things before you are six

 It’s time to practise your singing. Join one of our local librarians for 'Singing Bears.'