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Foundation Stage 2 (FS2 - Parrots & Penguins)
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Welcome to Foundation Stage 2. In Foundation Stage 2 there are two classes; Parrots and Penguins. Mrs. Lyle is the teacher in the Parrots class and Mrs. Moody is the teacher in Penguins. We have four wonderful teaching assistants who work across both classes, Miss Witton, Mrs Smith, Sarah and Michelle. Although the classes are separate, we are very much one unit who seek the best for all Foundation Stage 2 children.

Children in Parrots and Penguins learn through play and investigation. Learning is carefully planned to ensure opportunities to learn new skills, and practise and consolidate these across the different areas of the curriculum. Each term we set out our curriculum intent, which aims to build upon what children already know and can do. In Foundation Stage 2 there are seven areas of learning. The three Prime areas cover Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, and Physical development. The Four specific areas cover Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Parent/carer involvement can have a huge impact on children’s learning and your support and involvement is encouraged and valued. An online learning journal (Tapestry) is used to help build a wider picture of your child’s progress; you can be involved by sharing activities and milestones through Tapestry.

Children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and are involved in the planning process. Self-selecting their own resources and becoming independent learners is a key part of the learning process for Penguins & Parrots. We provide a learning environment that is safe, secure, stimulating as well as being welcoming. Learning indoors and outside is an essential part of the way our children learn. We are fortunate to have access to covered play areas, artificial grassed areas and garden space, ensuring we make the most of our learning - regardless of the weather!

By the time children leave the Foundation Stage, we would expect them to be happy and confident in and around school. We also hope that we have fostered an inquisitive mind and a thirst for learning; ready to build on the knowledge and skills developed to enable them to access appropriate learning in year 1.