EYFS – The Conkers

Welcome to The Conker’s class page!

Welcome to the Foundation 2 class page. Here you can find lots of information about F2 so you can keep up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

Mrs Parker (F2P) and Miss Kuczak (F2/Y1K) are our teachers. Mrs Smith, Mrs Fraser, Miss Piotrowska, Mrs Woods, Miss O’Shea and Miss Johnston are the Teaching Assistants.

During this academic year, we will be communicating through the use of Class Dojo and sharing lots of the children’s wonderful work there too. Please do ensure you have set up your Class Dojo account in order to access this.

If you need to contact us at any time throughout the year, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be reached through the messaging feature on your Class Dojo account, via email or in school, by appointment with the school office.

Our Routines

Our school day begins at 8.40pm and ends at 3.10pm.

Every Tuesday the children will come home with a new ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book which they will have chosen with the help of their Year 6 Reading Buddy. This is a book for YOU to read and enjoy with THEM at bedtime. These books will need returning to school on a Monday please. A record of your reading needs writing down please in their reading record book.

F2P has PE on Tuesdays and F2/Y1K has PE on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please send your child into school WEARING their P.E kit (dark coloured tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a white t-shirt and a red hoodie/sweatshirt or their school jumper or cardigan and wearing trainers or plimsols).

F2P will be visiting Eco-Land on Thursday afternoon (Advent 1) and F2/Y1K will be visiting Eco-Land on Thursday afternoon (Advent 2). Please send your child into school with a suitable coat, sun hat/cap and wellies in a carrier bag.

Our Learning

This half term we have a really exciting topic all about ourselves, ‘Remarkable Me!’. We are going to be celebrating the languages, countries and cultures we have within our setting. Each week our ‘Everywhere Bear’ will bring us a new book and our week’s learning will be centred around this. Keep an eye out on Class Dojo as I will post our new books and the new words he brings us too!

We have two ‘Come and See’ topics for this half term. ‘Myself’ which focuses on each of us appreciating our value and uniqueness. We explore with the children how God creates each person in love, in his own image and likeness. We want to share with the children that God knows and loves each person of them. Our second topic is ‘Welcome’ which focuses on the sacraments which are actions and signs, which deepen communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We explore with the children Baptism and how the church invites and welcomes the person into the church family. In our other faiths topic this half term we will be looking at Judaism.

Family Friday Sessions

Once a fortnight we would love to invite you into school at 2.45pm to take part in various family sessions. Our first one will take place on Friday 22nd September and our focus will be on ‘Reading for Pleasure and an introduction to RWI’. This will give you a chance to see for yourself where your child spends their day and I am sure they would love to show you around.

The other session this half term is on Friday 13th October – Funky Fingers, pencil grip and letter formation using the RWI rhymes.