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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 1 2016

FS2 (Reception)

Governors At St Albert The Great

Welcome to Foundation Stage 2

the children have now finished a whole term in reception, and we are now in our spring term.   In EYFS play is a very important part of our development and most learning will be introduced through a mixture of carefully planned play and adult-led focused activities.   During the fist half term we spend time getting to know every child and finding our what they know, so we can plan our next steps to help them achieve.  this term, we are building on our prior knowledge that we gained last term, and moving forward with lots of new learning!    We will be working hard to build on our phonic knowledge, learning more phonic sounds using the scheme ELS. Our phonic sessions are a combination of both reading and writing sounds as well as a range of fun activities to help the children remember what they have been taught.  

Learning this term

Throughout this term we will be covering our RE topics called ‘Galilee to Jerusalem’ and ‘Desert to Garden’.  We will be learning about Epiphany, Jesus’ Miracles, God’s Love, Lent, Easter, New life, and much more!

We will also be looking at Winter, Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, life cycles and anything else that may take the children’s fancy!

In phonics will will be learning even more sounds! We have now learnt all the phase 2 and half of the phase 3 sounds.  Please continue to listen to your child read at least 4 times a week as this is the best way for them to put their learning into practice.   Also, don’t forget to write in their reading record book!

In PE this term our themes are ‘Gymnastics’ and ‘Dance’. These will focus on balance, coordination and movement.  We will be continuing to use our balance bikes and gross motor activities.

The adults in our unit 

There are lots of different people who you will see around our EYFS classroom;

Mrs Turp (Class Teacher)

Mrs Watts (EYFS Practitioner and Nursery lead)

Mrs Krezel (TA)

Mrs King (TA)

Miss Trnkova (TA)

Mrs Aspart (LSA)

Mrs Carta (LSA)


Clearly label EVERYTHING that comes into school with your child’s name – fleeces, coats, shoes, water bottles, hats etc.

Please ensure that your child brings a bookbag and water bottle to school each day.

Please dress children appropriately for the weather, including a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves as the weather gets colder.

We are always available if you need to talk to us about anything – please just ask.

Thank you,

The FS2 Team