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Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School and Foundation Two. 

Autumn 2018

Autumn 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2 which will no doubt be a busy term, with the run up to Christmas and all the exciting learning opportunities we have planned for the children.

This term, during the first two weeks we will be asking the question ‘Would you like to meet a witch or a wizard?' as part of our Magic and Mystery mini topic. Our learning will be linked to the Julia Donaldson books of 'Room on the Broom' and 'The Princess and the Wizard'. As part of this topic we will be having a Magic and Mystery Day on Thursday 8th November, where the children can come dressed up as any magical creature! In the classroom the role play will be a Wizard and Witches Potion Workshop where the children can create all sorts of spells and potions in their cauldrons. So beware!!

Our whole school Winter topic is based around the story by Hans Christian Anderson 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. In FS2 we will be looking at the book 'The Snow Queen' which is an adaptation of his story.

Our main topic focus for the term is learning about ‘How do different communities use light and dark in their celebrations?’ We will look at celebrations such as Diwali, birthdays, Christmas and also learn about Bonfire Night and fire safety.

We will begin our Christmas celebrations, which will include the children performing their Christmas Nativity with the Year 1 children to parents/carers and other family members on Monday 10th December at 10am and 2.30pm, a visit to watch the pantomime at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Tuesday 11th December,  the Christmas dinner celebrations on Wednesday 19th December. wearing our Christmas jumpers and to finish a Christmas Party on 21st December and a special visitor dressed in red!!

If you wish to view our Learning Letter for Autumn 2, please click the link below.

Autumn 1

We would like to welcome our new children and families to Whiston and hope you have had an enjoyable summer break.

Starting school is an exciting time but we appreciate it can be rather daunting as well, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to speak to a member of the FS2 team.

Our first topic is “Who am I?” and we will be talking about what make us all individual and special and our likes and dislikes. The children will be creating self-portraits and family pictures and talk about family life and special events.

 We will read familiar stories linked to families such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood.

We will learn about houses and homes and go on a walk around the local area of Whiston to look at the different buildings people live in. We will read the story of the Three Little Pigs to help us to learn about the different materials houses can be made from.

We will also learn about Autumn by going on an Autumn walk around the school grounds and making collections of things we find on the ground. We will make Autumn pictures using what we have collected, Autumn threading with leaves and Autumn writing and drawing.


We also plan from the interests of the children and use our observations of the children to inform planning.  

 If you wish to view our learning letter for Autumn 1 please click on the link below

File icon: pdf Learning letter Autumn 1 Who Am I [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf FS2 Autumn 2 pdf [pdf 433KB] Click to download