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Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to FS2!

My name is Miss Powell, and I am your class teacher. With Mrs Bennett, our aim is to ensure that in FS2 you come to school everyday excited, happy, and ready to explore and learn

Our learning is based on the foundations of the Early Years Curriculum, incorporating directed teaching, teacher-led group activities and independent exploration to help each child to grow and develop. 

We hope that you enjoy your time in FS2, making friends and creating lots of memories. 

Summer Term 1

Reading and Phonics 

Children in FS2 are supported with their Early Reading through the use of Little Wandle.  The children are currently exploring Phase 4 - consolidation of phase 2 and 3 sounds and applying these to read longer words, including consonant blends. 


By the end of FS2, all children in FS2 should be able to: 

  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.

  • Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters.

  • Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.

This week, we will be exploring the book 'Giraffe's Can't Dance'


By the end of FS2, children should be able to:


  • Children should have a deep understanding of numbers up to 10, including the composition of each number.

  • Being able to subitise; recognising quantities without counting up to 5.

  • Be able to automatically recall without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids.

  • Understand number bonds up to 5, including subtraction facts and some number bonds to 10, including double facts.

Numerical Patterns

  • Be able to verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system.

  • Be able to compare quantities of up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than, or the same as the other quantity.

  • Be able to explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally.

This week, the children will be exploring the concept of 'taking away' through number stories. 


All other areas of learning are planned for and supported through continuous provision. 

Continuous provision is supported by Development Matters



Children should read every night. 

Monday - Friday - Phonics Book 

Friday - Sunday - Reading for Pleasure  

Arithmetic and Phonics homework is given out on a Friday and is expected to be returned by the following Thursday.


Typical Timetable 

Morning: Core curriculum time - Maths, Writing and Phonics with continuous provision to support whole class and group teaching.

Afternoon: Foundation Subjects and Reading Groups

Monday - Understanding the World / Exploring Arts and Design 

Tuesday - PE (the children should come to school in their PE kit - white top, black shorts / bottoms / trainers / red school jumper or cardigan)

Wednesday - RE

Thursday - RSE / RE

Friday - Music 


Photos of our learning 



Please remember!

If you have any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office and I will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes, 

Miss Powell