Welcome to Foundation Stage!
A big welcome to all our new children as they start on their journey through St George's Academy!
We are really looking forward to getting to know them over the next few weeks and have already got various parent events planned to help ease the transition from Nursery into Foundation Stage 2.
We hope that you are able to join us on Wednesday 25th September at the 'Meet and Greet' evening. It starts at 6pm and will give you the opportunity to meet the Senior Leadership Team as well as talk to your child's teacher.
We will also be holding a phonics and maths workshop during the Autumn term for parents to attend. During these sessions you will have opportunity to watch a practical lesson take place with the children and spend time meeting with the subject co-ordinators. More information will follow soon.
We are very lucky to have 6 members of staff who work in the FS2 unit over the week. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning please feel free to talk to any member, who will try their best to help you. We are usually available each morning from 8:30am-8:45am and after school from 3:10pm-3:30pm. If we cannot help you immediately we will book an appointment for a later date which is convenient for us both.
Class 1 Staff:
Mrs Bennett: Class Teacher and Assistant Head.
Miss Wright: (AM) General Class TA
Mrs Smith: Class Teacher on a Tuesday afternoon.
Class 2 Staff:
Miss Johnson: Class Teacher
Mrs Handford: (AM) General Class TA
Mrs Smith: Class Teacher on a Wednesday afternoon.
Mr Ormand (AM) General Class TA
Mrs Handford: (PM) Genral Class TA
We are at the beginning of our reading journey and it is extremely important to give the children as many positive reading experiences as we can. If you can spare a couple of hours per week to come into The FS2 Unit to help hear the children read please speak to Mrs Bennett. Thank you.
A couple of pleas...
1. We have noticed already a number of school uniform items with no names. Can you please take some time over the weekend to ensure that all school uniform is clearly labelled.
2. PE for both classes is on a Thursday afternoon. If your child wears earrings can you please provide them with surgical tape, which will be applied weekly to protect them, or better still remove the earrings on that day.
We live in a digital age and children can gain a lot of knowledge and understanding from good quality educational games and websites.
We have made a list below of a few that we find useful in school, which may aid your child's learning at home. Please let us know if you have any further suggestions and we will add them to the list.
Fun at St George's
We have settled well into our new classes and are enjoying learning both inside and outside. Have a look at what we've been up to.
Packington Farm Visit
We were very excited to welcome our visitor from Packington Farm on Wednesday 13th November.
Jules arrived in our class and introduced us to her chicken! She spoke to us about what jobs she has to do on the farm and what produce each animal gives to us.
She passed round some wool from one of her sheep but we thought it was a bit smelly. We prefer it when it has been cleaned and made into a woolly jumper.
Judaism Week Visit
During Judaism Week we were very lucky to have a special visitor come into school on Friday 22nd November.
Ruth told us all about her religion - Judaism. She showed us some special items that Jewish people use such as; the Torah Scroll, Hanukkiah, Driedal and Yad. She also taught us a special song that the Jewish children sing when lighting the candles during Hanukkah which was lots of fun. We really enjoyed her visit and learnt lots of new information.
Christmas Craft Morning
WOW! What fun we've had today with parents at our Christmas Craft Morning. We have loved exploring the different tables and completing the Christmas themed crafts.
FS2 Christmas Sing-a-long
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to join us for our Christmas Sing-a-long. We really enjoyed performing our Christmas poem, songs and dances for you, and in turn we really hoped you enjoyed watching us perform. We feel really proud of how confident we are becoming with our performances and how brave we have become since starting St George's. It won't be long before we are front stage and performing for you all again in our next FS2 Assembly and honestly we can't wait!!
We have had a fantastic first term together at St George's and we are very much looking forward to what this term has to offer. Please take some time to look through the FS2 Spring Term newsletter with your child. This states what learning we will be completing over the next few weeks as well as some general information.
If you have any questions regarding information in the newsletter please do not hesitate to talk to us at the beginning or end of the day.