FS2 latest news and letters

Celebrating Chinese New Year

See the source imageSpring 2 begins with the children in FS2 learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated.  They will have their own Chinese Banquet on Thursday 22nd February where they will have the opportunity to taste different Chinese foods.  They may even have a go at eating with chopsticks!! Please make sure that you have returned the consent form we sent out before the half term break regarding food allergies.


The Spring term 1 is only 5 weeks so we have lots of interesting learning challenges for the children planned linked to the topic of winter and Emergency 999.

We would like to introduce a new member of the FS2 team who will be working with your child(ren) and the other members of the FS2 team. Her name is Miss Thompson and she is a full time Teaching Assistant.  We are all really pleased to welcome her to our Whiston family and hope she will settle into school life quickly and easily.


European Cultural Week

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The first week of Autumn 2 term is the whole school European Cultural Week.

The children in FS2 will be learning about Italy and finding out what different foods Italian people eat.

On the Tuesday, FS2 will be making their own vegetarian pizzas using a variety of fruits and vegetables, cooking them and tasting them!!  Thank you to parents for returning the allergy letter before the half term break.


Stay and Play

Thank you to those parent/carers and other family members who stayed to share the Time To Read book for this year- The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen. We hope you and your child enjoyed the opportunity to share a new book together.

Look at the photographs in the FS2 Gallery........


Parent consultations

Tuesday 24th October 5-7pm and Wednesday 25th October 2-5pm.

If you haven't made an appointment yet, see a member of the FS2 team

Stay and Play

Monday 23rd October 9-9.30am
Two visiting librarians will be visiting the FS2 classroom to introduce this year's Time to Talk book, which all reception (FS2) children receive.  Your child will receive a gift envelope contining a storybook and an information leaflet for parents/carers giving top tips on reading at home.

Taken from the Book Trust website

Time to Read

Research shows that a child who reads for fun will do better in all subjects, even maths.


Phonics Workshop

Thank you to those parents/carers who attended the phonics workshop with Mrs Lodge. We hope this helped you to understand how we teach phonics in FS2 and gave you the opportunity to look at the games and othe resources we use with the children.

Below is a copy of the infomation leaflets we sent home to all parents.


School meal reminder 

Please remember that all school meals must be ordered online as we are unable to order meals in class.

If you haven't already got a DOLCE account, please see Mrs Finney in the school office. 

File icon: pdf Reception Class Passport [pdf 401KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Passport [pdf 289KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Phonic mat [pdf 857KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Alphabet song [pdf 543KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Jolly Phonics actions sheet 1 [pdf 746KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Jolly Phonics actions sheet 2 [pdf 740KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Jolly Phonics actions sheet 3 [pdf 443KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths song booklet [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf FS2 Maths booklet [pdf 371KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths activities using dominoes pdf [pdf 31KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf reading-with-your-child-booklet-for-parents (1) [pdf 4MB] Click to download