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Welcome to the AutumnTerm 2017 in Foundation Stage 2

There is lots to do in our unit...have a look around our rooms.

Zebedees

The largest of the areas within FS2, this is where you can sing and dance to your favourite tunes, make your own music and dress up, and if you are still feeling creative, paint a picture or even make a model!

If you want to practise using your fingers so that you are ready to write, head into our Funky Fingers area and use the tweezers to sort, build a potato head and thread with laces.

You will also find lots of objects to count and sort, numbers to order and shape jigswas to complete in our number area.

musicfunky fingersnumber resources

Maritime

If you like building then make your way to the Maritime room. Here you can build with dupolo and wooden bricks, but don't forget to plan your building first by drawing a design on one of our clipboards!

In Maritime, you will also find a farm to play with as well as a house - can you organise the different rooms?

building areabuilding booksfarm small world

Trinity

Designed to accomodate quieter activities, you will find jigsaws to make and stories to read in Trinity.

Explore the story shelves, and tell your favourite story using the puppets, masks and enhancements.

story shelvesjigsaws 2

Continuous Provision

Your child may have told you that they really enjoy 'getting busy' or 'continuous provision'. This is the time during the school day that that the children can use the Foundation environment both inside and out to explore whilst challenging their learning. It is an important way that the children become active learners and the teaching staff are able to support, observe and extend their learning. 

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Morning Activities

These activites work well in settling the children and getting them ready to learn. Our focus in the Autumn Term is developing the childrens' gross and then fine motor control and the activites set out will help to develop these skills.

morning jobs

Dinner Time

According to a lot of the children, one of the most important parts of the day!

We support the children in making their choices from our yummy menu.

We love dinner time especially 'fish and chip Friday'!

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Family learning

Our  'Stay and Read' sessions are a great opportunity for you to share your child's new reading book with them. There are a number of parents attending these sessions on a regular basis. All parents/grandparents are welcome to share in this wonderful experience and hope you can attend one of these sessions.

Our School Values

We feel strongly that everything we achieve at Thoresby is built on firm foundations.

The school's values are

  • Aim High
  • Celebrate difference
  • Embrace Challenge
  • Be a good global citizen
  • Value Friendship
  • Rights and responsibilities

At the heart of everything we do are some valuable skills that we promote (in line with the school values.) They are skills that will equip the children for life.

The children are very familiar with these age-appropriate characters now and will no doubt have told you about them, or come home wearing a sticker if an adult has seen them using these skills. 

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  • Charlie Communicate
  • Pippa Positive
  • Tim and Tom the Teamwork Twins
  • Izzy Initiative
  • Chloe Creativity
  • Freddie Finance
If your child comes home wearing a sticker with one of these characters on, please ask him/her what they did in order to be awarded it!

 

Restorative Practices

At Thoresby we invest a tremendous amount of time and effort into building strong lasting and effective relationships with others.

If, as often happens , children disagree, we will use restorative methods to discuss what has happened and how people are feeling about it in order to help the children to understand how their actions affect others.

The children will then work together to identify ways in which the problem can be solved and how to make everybody feel happy and safe in our setting.

We ask that parents support us in this processs so that we can maintain the high levels of respect and friendship we have created.