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Foundation 2

Welcome to Foundation 2!


Also known as... The Gruffalo's Forest!



Your class teacher is Miss Law.

Your teaching assistant is Miss Varley.

Miss Pettitt (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Bull (Thurs-Fri) are our Speech and Language teaching assistants.


Other members of Foundation staff you may see -

Miss Hoggard and Miss Giller who are our F1 staff. 

Holly who is our Speech and Language therapist. 




Our PE day is Monday.

Your child will need to come into school with a white t-shirt, a pair of dark shorts and trainers or plimsolls. They will spend the day in their PE kit so please ensure they are ready for whatever weather! 


Please remember to label all clothes (even shoes) to avoid any mix ups!




Our reading folder day is Wednesday. This is the day your child must bring their reading folder to school to change their books. Please do not send their reading folder in on any other day. 






For any new families joining our school, here is a virtual tour of our Foundation unit! We can't wait to meet you all soon!

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A storytime from Miss Law!

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I hope you enjoy our story 'Monkey Puzzle' It is one of Miss Law's favourites! See you in September!



Tapestry and Marvellous Me


In Foundation Stage we use an online program called 'Tapestry' to share your child's learning journey with you.

Tapestry allows you to log in and see what your child has been learning in school and gives you the opportunity to share experiences at home with us.

This is a secure sight which allows only you to view your child's learning journey and gives you an insight to the learning opportunities they access whilst with us in Foundation.


Across school we also use positive communication tool called 'Marvellous Me'.

This tool will be used in Foundation to share news, messages and significant positive achievements with you. 

Parents and carers can get an app on their phone to access it. If you haven't signed up, please do so ASAP so that you don't miss out.


At Church Vale we value children's love of reading and want to begin their reading journey as soon as they start their time in Foundation Stage with us. 


We share books daily and recognise how important it is for children to listen to stories. Each week your child will bring home a 'sharing book' this is a book for you to read to them. Please take time in your busy days to share a story and have quiet, quality time with your child. 


Your child will also bring home a 'reading book' which is matched to their reading ability. This is for your child to read to you and practice the skills they have learnt in school. 


We expect our children to read at home at least 3 times a week. Additional to their reading and sharing book, encourage your child to reads books at home, magazines, signs and leaflets! 

We count how many reads your child has done each week and they awarded with a certificate and prize when they reach

25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 reads.


Please see below the 'Fast words' we have learnt in Foundation so far this year.

Please encourage your child to read these words from sight. This will help their fluency of reading. 




If your child has to self isolate, please see home learning activities below: 

W/B 21.0.20 



Please encourage your child to read their reading book. Can they turn the pages, point to the words and spot the graphemes they know? 

Use our class log in to access Oxford Owl for a wide range of e-books. 

Class log in: churchvalef2

Class password: reading

Remember, reading to your child is an important part of reading. Share your favourite stories. Talk to your child about their favourite parts, favourite characters and encourage them to join in with repeated phrases. 


Letters and Sounds 


This week's sounds are: s a t p 

Watch the phonics episodes below: 

s -

a -

t -

p -


Can you find objects in your house that begin with this week's phonemes? 

Can you have a go at writing this week's phonemes? 



This week's number of the week is number 1. 

Watch our numberblocks episode:

Can you go on a number hunt to find number 1? 


Visit the Whiterose website to see 5 'sorting' lessons




Mad About Minibeasts! Children's read-aloud (audiobook), with illustrations.

Over the past few weeks we have been interested in finding minibeasts in the Foundation garden.
Here is a story all about Minibeasts. I wonder what Minibeasts you might find in your garden at home?

Can you practice writing the graphemes we have learnt his week? Remember to pinch your pencil!

Please see our Foundation homework menu for the Autumn term. Post photos on Tapestry for us to see!

Some useful websites and apps: 


App: Hairy Letters 

App: Teach you monster to read

(you can download onto phones/ipads for a cost or play on the website for free:


Website: Numberblocks cbeebies iplayer

Website: Phonics play (phases 2 and 3)

Website: Phonics bloom (Phases 2 and 3) 

Website: Number songs


Youtube: Mr Thorne does phonics

Youtube: Mr Mc Super power words

Youtube: Boom shake the alphabet








It is important to keep active. Have a look at some fun ideas to get your children moving!

If you have a question, suggestion or would like to make a comment, please fill in this form and we'll get back to you. Thank you.