Foundation Stage 2 Summer Term 2021


This term we will be 'Explorers and Adventurers'


Welcome back, our topic for Summer term is entitled 'Explorers and Adventurers’.  Over this half term we will spend time in the Jurassic Lands with the dinosaurs…..ROAR!  Then for our final half term of the year we will visit the jungle and finish the year off with a trip to Africa to meet our good friend Handa!


Phonics This half term we move to Phase 5 for our phonics (alternative pronunciations) and the final half term will be spent consolidating and revising all sounds taught to date. 

You will know from your parent consultation around which phase your child is currently working within, please support your child by learning and reviewing all the sounds taught to date.  


Our RE units will be: Which places are special and why? Then our last half term will be: Which stories are special and why? Both units have a Christian focus.


This term’s Values for Life are Friendship followed by Respect after half term. 


Role Play Areas Mrs Arinze’s role play area for this term will be ‘Dino Dig’ and Mrs Bevan’s role play area will ‘The Dinosaur Museum’. For our last half term both classes role play areas will be Handa's fruit and vegetable shop.


Our Seven Areas of Learning All of our areas of development can be found on our Summer term topic overview which has already been emailed out to parents (or scroll down the bottom of the page).  Please note our topic coverage is subject to change dependant on the children’s interests and needs.


Polite reminders  Please read daily with your child and note/record in their yellow reading diary, this should include their high frequency keyring too.


Please support your child with their homework (see this half terms new homework menu).  We are promoting independence so please remind your child to take their completed homework and formation books out of their book bag and place them in the class box provided.


Uniform Please check all school uniform is clearly named including outdoor wear. 


Sunshine!  As the weather improves please ensure your child has a named sun hat in school and apply sunscreen to your child before they come to  school.


PE Our PE day for the last half term changes to a Friday,  children should arrive in their full PE kit.  We continue to have dance/movement but this last half term will be on a Tuesday so please send daps in for children to change their footwear.   


'Wow' Wall Outside each classroom we have a dedicated 'wow' wall.  We feel this is a great way of celebrating the children’s achievements and milestones.  Please continue to send in anything you would like us to celebrate and share with the class.  Each child has an A4 slot on the ‘WOW’ board which we hope to fill with achievements from home and school.

Please note, in the current climate, and following guidance we will keep ‘WOW’ vouchers in an airtight box for 72 hours before celebrating them on our display board.       


Thank you for your continued support.


Kind regards Mrs Arinze & Mrs Bevan

Harvest Time  We've had great fun making fruit and veggie creatures for Harvest.  We chose our own fruit or vegetable and designed our creature.  A grown up helped us to fit the pieces together.  We hope you like our special creations!

In R.E. we have been talking about events that make us feel special.  We are learning how Christians are welcomed into God’s family through Baptism and which special symbols are used for this ceremony. 

The children prepared for Evie Hardwicke's special day by making cards for the baby.  They then acted out a Baptism in small groups followed by a few family snaps for the album and of course a celebration cake!

Children in Need
Our excited, EYFS children arrived in their onesies and pyjamas for Children in Need.  We had a fun filled day whilst learning about children who need a little support, this linked in very well with this terms value of  'compassion'.
The children enjoyed several Pudsey activities over the day, including dancing with Pudsey Bear and Pudsey the dog.  Our movement session focused on making shapes with our bodies (lots of hand gel involved).  Pudsey Bear was so impressed with our shape work!  Thank you parents for your support and  kind donations. Enjoy our photos! 
Forest Fun!
Class RA have been having super fun in forest school with Mrs Mills.  Last week they got to know the safety rules and explored their surroundings.  In class this week we are reading The Hedgehogs Balloon by Nick Butterworth.  The children created some environmental land art using the conkers and leaves they collected.  Can you  see which woodland creature they have created from the story?
Christmas is coming!
Class RA having been having super fun decorating the classroom ready for Christmas.  They were so proud to hang their homemade, recycled, decorations on our Christmas tree, thank you parents we had some fabulous ones! 
Today the children were VERY  excited to put on their Nativity costumes and sing a few festive songs.  Keep an eye on the website you are in for a treat! 
Budding Artists! 
Have you spotted our fantastic festive artwork?  It is displayed in the window at Tesco's Quedgeley.  The creations were put together by some of our local schools who are part of the Quedgeley Learning Community. 
Some of our reception children created the three cheeky reindeers and other artwork was created by pupils from  Fieldcourt C of E Infant Academy and Beech Green Primary School.