FS2 class assembly on Wednesday 16th May at 2.45pm in the school Hall. We will be sharing some of this term's learning with you. Hope you can join us!
FS2 latest news and letters
FS2 will present their first class assembly on Wednesday 16 May at 2.45pm. We hope you will be able to join us.
Whirlow Hall Farm visit
Our visit to the farm is on Thursday 12th April. Please ensure that your child is wearing warm clothes (layers rather than one bulky top) and a waterproof coat as most of the day is spent outdoors. Hat, scarf and gloves are advisable!! Please make sure they are wearing comfortable footwear such as wellingtons, sturdy boots or trainers. It is a working farm so footwear can and probably will get muddy!!
If you are bringing a packed lunch from home, remember to bring a drink in a non-breakable container. If you have ordered a school packed lunch, you will also need to bring a drink from home.
Goody bags containing a notebook, pencil and rubber are available to order at £1.50. Please send this money in an envelope with your child's name on it. These must be ordered prior to us going on the trip. Mrs Perry will be ringing Whirlow Farm on Wednedsay after school with final numbers needed on the Thursday of our visit.
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Spring 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
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........
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.
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.