Sandhill Primary

Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to our Foundation Stage 2 page!

Foundation Stage 2 is really important, it’s your first-ever year in primary school! When we are in Foundation Stage 2 there’s lots of fun learning to be done with our new friends: we mould and shape things from playdough, design and build things using our construction area, become artists in the painting and workshop, use our imagination in the role play, make music using our instruments, enjoy outside activities (whatever the weather) and sit down in the reading area with a good book – the learning just never stops!

We will help each other settle into school and new routines, and even eat our dinner with our friends. Then, just before home-time we’ll all sit together and enjoy a story. We’ll be sure to make lots and lots of memories.

Meet your Teachers

Hello! My name is Miss Charles and I am one of the Foundation Stage Two teachers and the Foundation Stage Lead.

In my free time in the summer I like to be outdoors, taking lots of long walks and doing water sports. During the winter I watch ice hockey and favourite team is the Sheffield Steelers. My favourite pass-time is getting lost in a good book. I look forward to seeing you all in September and welcoming some of you new to the school!

Miss. H Charles

Miss Charles
Foundation Stage 2 Teacher

Hi, my name is Miss Rhodes and I will be one of your Foundation Stage 2 teachers.

I have a spotty Dalmatian dog called Ralph who I really love to take on long walks in the fresh air. I enjoy baking and try to do it as much as I can – chocolate cakes being my favourite! I also like reading, especially books about animals.

Miss A Rhodes - HLTA1-min

Miss Rhodes
Foundation Stage 2 Teacher

Hello! My name is Miss Smith and I am a cover supervisor in Foundation Stage. In my spare time I keep busy looking after my horse, dog and rabbit. I also enjoy reading, listening to music and going to concerts. I am looking forward to seeing you in September.

Ms V Smith

Miss Smith
Foundation Stage 2 Teaching Assistant

Hi, my name is Mrs Pursglove I am a teaching assistant, dinner lady and cleaner in school. I have 2 grown-up sons aged 25 and 26 years old. In my spare time I like to go walking in the countryside but my favourite pastime is knitting and sewing – I love making things!

Mrs. C Pursglove

Mrs Pursglove
Foundation Stage 2 Teaching Assistant

Our New Learning

In the Summer term we will begin with a topic called City Gardens and Country Farms. Within this we will study minibeast, farm animals and wild animals. We will look carefully at the parts of a plant and how they grow. We will observe the changes around us as we move into Spring, and then into Summer. We will be moving onto sentence writing in literacy and on to numbers to 20 and beyond in maths. After that we will move onto another topic called The World Around Us where we will discuss how we can look after our planet and our local area. In this topic we will learn about life under the sea. In Jigsaw this term our focus is around relationships and how we are changing as we grow up. Towards the end of the summer term we will begin transition ready for the move to Year One.

Class Information

Our Foundations Stage 2 will be split into two groups for our carpet times. Daisies with Miss Charles and Sunflowers with Miss Rhodes. In FS2 you will arrive at school ready to say goodbye to your grown-up at the classroom door at 8.45 am. They will collect you from the same door at 3 pm. After a couple of weeks of settling into school we will begin to take part in PE lessons once a week. For this, you will need black shorts, a white t-shirt and black pumps or trainers. Earrings must be removed by parents before school on PE day. You will be given your very own reading book when you start in FS2 which will be changed each week by a teacher. We ask you to bring your reading folder into school every day, you never know when we may want to sit down for a quiet read! When in FS2, additional to the fruit and milk on offer, we participate in additional snack time. For this we ask for 50p per week contribution from parents/carers. This can be paid weekly or half termly.