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 Defreitas 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:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
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 help us, People who care for us & Advent.
Winter Stories/ The Epiphany
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Red Hen
Little Red Riding Hood
Chinese New Year
Mr Wolf's Pancakes
Life Cycles/ Farm
The Enormous Turnip
Jack and the Beanstalk/ Holy Week
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 order to access free eBooks to read at home follow the link below, click on Oxford Owl for home and register as a parent:
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 http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
For free Phonics resources see http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
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.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAXY2hsO1pk