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Penguins
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Welcome to the Penguin class.  The Penguin Class Teachers are Mrs. Alison Husselbee and Mrs. Hannah Austin. There are two Teaching Assistants in the Foundation Stage 2 area in the morning, Miss Laura Rothwell and Sue Coulson. In the afternoon Sue works in nursery and Megan Rose-Hall works in FS2. These two members of staff work across all areas of this phase of learning and teach and support in both classrooms.

Children in the Foundation Stage 2/Reception classes learn through play and investigation. Learning is carefully planned to ensure opportunities to learn new skills, practise them and consolidate these across the different areas of the curriculum.

Throughout our Foundation Stage we plan and support the seven areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage document. The three prime areas cover Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & Language and Physical Development. The four specific areas cover development in Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design.during the week.

The children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and they 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 and Parrots. We provide a learning environment that is safe, secure, friendly and welcoming for our children. Learning indoors and outside is an essential part of the way our children learn. Having access to covered play areas, artificial grassed areas and garden space ensures learning takes place in all weathers.

Our partnership with Hardwick Park adds to the outdoor learning experiences we provide for our children. By the time children leave the Foundation Stage, we would expect them to be happy and confident in and around school, and ready to build on the knowledge and skills they have developed to enable them to access appropriate learning in year 1.